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Josef Albers I-S Va 6 (from the Six Variants series), 1969 Signed, titled, dated and numbered to lower edge 'I-S Va 106/150 Albers ' 69'. This work is number 106 from the edition of 150 printed by Sirocco Screenprints, New Haven, CT, and published by Ives-Sillman, Inc., New Haven. screenprint in colors on Arches paper, ed. 106/150 32 3/4 x 37 1/2 inches (framed)   ARTIST BIO Josef Albers was among the leading pioneers of twentieth-century modernism. He was an influential teacher, writer, painter, and color theorist—now best known for the Homages to the Square he painted between 1950 and 1976 and for his innovative 1963 publication Interaction of Color. In 1920, Albers enrolled as a student at the Bauhaus, a new teaching institution which transformed modern design and emphasized the connection between artists, architects, and craftspeople. Once he was at the Bauhaus, he met his wife, Anni, also an artist, and started to make glass assemblages, sandblasted glass constructions, and large stained-glass windows for houses and buildings. He also designed furniture, household objects, and an alphabet. In 1925, he was the first Bauhaus student to be asked to join the faculty and become a master. At the end of the decade, he made exceptional photographs and photo collages, documenting Bauhaus life with flair. By 1933, when pressure from the Nazis forced the school to shut its doors, Josef Albers had become one of its best-known artists and teachers and was among those who decided to close the school rather than comply with the Third Reich and reopen adhering...

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