Anni Albers

About Anni Albers

Anni Albers (1899-1994, Germany) was a German-American textile artist, printmaker, and pioneer of twentieth-century modernism. Albers attended the Bauhaus Weaving Workshop from 1922-1927 and became a teacher at the Bauhaus in 1929. After the closing of the Bauhaus, Anni, along with her husband Josef Albers, immigrated to the United States to teach at Black Mountain College in North Carolina and finally made their home in Connecticut where Josef taught at Yale University. Albers dedicated her life to the practice and research of textiles, publishing numerous essays on design theory and history. In 1949, MoMA (New York) featured Albers' weavings in the first museum exhibition of its kind. Her weavings and wallcoverings have since been heralded for their use of alternative materials such as plastic and metal.


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M collab albers 03 Images: © 2015 The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photography (clockwise, fourth from top) by Eva Heyd.