Josef Albers papers, 1929-1970

Albers, Josef, b. 1888 d. 1976
Art teacher, Author, Printmaker
Active in Orange, Conn.; Black Mountain, N.C.

Collection size: 1.5 linear feet

Collection Summary: The papers of painter, printmaker, and art teacher Josef Albers date from 1929 to 1970 and measure 1.5 linear feet. Found within the papers are biographical materials, writings, and photographs. The bulk of the collection consists of printed materials.

Biographical/Historical Note: Josef Albers (1888-1976) was a painter and printmaker from New Haven, Conn.

The Josef Albers papers were donated by the artist in 1969 and 1970. A small collection additional Albers papers with an unknown provenance were integrated.

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Also found in the Archives is an oral history interview with Albers conducted by Sevim Fesci in 1968, and a collection of letters from Albers to J. B. Naumann that was loaned to the Archives by the Brooklyn Museum for microfilming and is available on microfilm reel 911.