Anni Albers

September 20, 2019 9:05 am Published by

Anni Albers was born in 1899 and is one of the best known textile artists of the 20th Century. In 1922 she attended the Bauhaus as a student where she later met and married Josef Albers. After its closure in 1933, they moved to Black Mountain College where she taught until 1949.

In the 1940’s Anni Albers’ weavings were shown throughout the US and she published many articles on textiles and design, culminating in her 1949 show at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. The first of its kind for a textile artist at MoMA, the exhibition toured the US from 1951 until 1953, establishing Albers as the most famous weaver of the day. Albers worked primarily in textiles and then, late in life, as a printmaker. Her first prints were made in 1963 at the Tamarind Institute after which most of her time was devoted to the practices of lithography and screenprinting. She died in 1994.

The Alan Cristea Gallery is the sole worldwide representative for the prints from the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation.

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