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Josef Albers (artist)

American (born Germany)


On the recommendation of Philip Johnson at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, organizers at Black Mountain College, an experimental school in North Carolina, offered Josef Albers refuge from Nazi Germany to guide the art curriculum at Black Mountain. Josef and his wife, Anni, had both studied at the Bauhaus, a modernist art and design school in Germany, where Josef became a master teacher. The school closed under pressure from the Nazi regime in August 1933, and the Alberses came to North Carolina that fall.


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Josef Albers (; German: [ˈalbɐs]; March 19, 1888 – March 25, 1976) was a German-born artist and educator whose work, both in Europe and in the United States, formed the basis of modern art education programs of the twentieth century.