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A Finding Aid to the Josef Albers papers, 1929-1970 | Digitized Collection

Josef Albers papers, 1929-1970

Albers, Josef, 1888-1976

Art teacher, Printmaker, Author

This site provides access to the papers of Josef Albers in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2016, and total 1,039 images.

Funding for the digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.

Collection Information

Size: 1.5 linear feet

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, a recorded lecture, and photographs. The bulk of the collection consists of printed materials.

Biographical/Historical Note

Josef Albers (1888-1976) of Dessau, Germany, Black Mountain, North Carolina, and New Haven, Connecticut, was a painter, printmaker, and art teacher advocating a disciplined approach to composition, form, and color.

Provenance

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

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Funding

Funding for the digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.