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Josef Albers

[German-born American Abstract Painter and Designer, 1888-1976]

• Relationships: Husband of Anni Albers.
Associated with the Bauhaus School in Weimar, Germany.
Founding member of the American Abstract Artists group, 1936.
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Original works by Josef Albers available for purchase at art galleries worldwide
 
 
Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteDallas Museum of Art, Texas

Notable SiteGuggenheim Museum, New York City

Notable SiteHirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.
Many works online

Notable SiteJosef Albers at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art Timetable of Art History

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston
Paintings collection online

Notable SiteMuseum of Modern Art, New York City
Many works online

Notable SiteMuseum of Modern Art, New York City
Wide Light, 1962
(In the "Screenprint" section)

Notable SiteNational Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh

Notable SiteJosef Albers at the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
10 works by Josef Albers

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Works from the Kenneth Tyler Collection of international prints

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
Homage to the Square: Stepped Foliage

Notable SiteNorton Simon Museum, Pasadena, California

Notable SiteQuadrat Bottrop - The Josef Albers Museum, Bottrop, Germany (in German)  

Notable SiteSan Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Notable SiteThe Phillips Collection, Washington D.C.
Homage to the Square: Temprano, 1957

Notable SiteWhitney Museum of American Art, New York City

Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts

Bauhaus-Archiv Museum of Design, Berlin
Description of Albers' Material studies course taught at the Bauhaus school 1923-1933

Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University, Illinois
3 works online (Note that this site opens each work in a new window)

Brauer Museum of Art at Valparaiso University, Indiana

Brooklyn Museum, New York City

Brooklyn Museum/Luce Center for American Art, New York City
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Calderara Foundation Collection, Milan, Italy
3 works online

Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, New York City
Mini-site for a 2005 exbibition (click "Visit the website")

Currier Gallery of Art, New Hampshire
Many works online

Dalhousie University Art Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Pending

Guilford College Art Gallery, North Carolina

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts

Hyde Collection Art Museum, Glens Falls, New York
Untitled (blue/green)

Indiana State University Art Collection

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana

Kunstmuseum Basel, Switzerland

Lauren Rogers Museum of Art, Laurel, Mississippi

Josef Albers in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art Database

Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, Connecticut

Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, New York
Homage to the Square: Soft Resonance

Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas

Josef Albers at the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
Gemini G.E.L. prints

National Gallery of Victoria, Australia
Homage to the square: Autumn echo

North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh

Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma
Golden Gate, 1965

Philadelphia Museum of Art
(Tip: On the zoom-in page, use the slider bar to magnify the image)

Pomona College Museum of Art, California
Click on "View objects by this artist"

Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey

Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium Catalogue (in French)  
Homage to the Square, 1967

Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich, England
Homage to the Square No 5, 1964

San Diego Museum of Art, California
Requires Flash: Click on "A", then select artist name

Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, Nebraska
Study for Homage to the Square, Early Diary

Josef Albers at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.

Southern Alleghenies Museum, Pennsylvania

State Museums of Berlin
Homage to the Square - On the way, 1967

Tate Gallery, London, UK

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid
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Casablanca B

USC Fisher Museum of Art, Los Angeles
The artworks aren't labelled, but 8 of these look like the work of Josef Albers

Villa Croce Museo di Arte Contemporanea, Genoa, Italy (in Italian)  

Walker Art Center, Minnesota

Wichita Art Museum, Kansas

 
National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:

Smithsonian American Art Museum National Art Inventories
List of works nationwide from two sources: the Inventory of American Paintings Executed before 1914 and the Inventory of American Sculpture (only a few percent of listings have an accompanying image)

 
Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Christie's Past Sale Archive   NEW!
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Lempertz Auction Gallery, Cologne, Germany -- Highlights from Past Sales
Homage to the Squares. Stele and Patina, 1961

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive   NEW!
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

 
Pictures from Image Archives:
Bildindex der Kunst und Architektur (in German)  
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Ciudad de la Pintura (in Spanish)  

El Poder de la Palabra (The Power of the Word) (in Spanish)  

University of Michigan SILS Art Image Browser

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Miscellaneous Sites:
Notable SiteThe Josef & Anni Albers Foundation, Bethany, Connecticut

UBS Financial Services Art Collection

 
Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on Josef Albers  
Note: The full version of the article is available only if you follow this link. If you bookmark the article and return later, or if you navigate directly to the Britannica website, you will see a 100-word preview only. Troubleshooting

Notable SiteGrove Dictionary of Art Online (excerpt)  

Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia
Biographical info

Antiques & Fine Art Magazine
Influence, 1964

Oxford Dictionary of Art (eNotes)  

Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice
Biography only

Resource Library Magazine
Joseph Albers in Black and White

Josef Albers at the Smithsonian Archives of American Art, Washington D.C.
1968 interview from the Oral History project

The Art Story


"Look Inside" and "Search Inside" Books at Amazon
Look Inside Books:Selections from the books listed below are scanned in, in high res. Text is clearly readable and art reproductions vary from so-so to excellent. Don't miss the fact that you can usually zoom in via the "View" drop-down menu, along the top row of Amazon's Online Reader.            
Search Inside Books:Same as "Look Inside", except that the entire book is scanned in, and the text is fully searchable. This is an unbelievable resource, for research and especially for previewing a book when making the decision to buy.
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Interaction of Color: Revised Edition


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The Prints of Josef Albers: A Catalogue Raisonne 1915-1976


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Josef Albers in Black and White


 
 
 
 
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Josef Albers: Yellow Climate - Homage to the Square
Yellow Climate - Homage to the Square

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Study for homage to the square, 1954
Study for homage to the square, 1954

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Homage To The Square Ascending, 1953
Homage To The Square Ascending, 1953

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Study for homage to the square
Study for homage to the square

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Homage to the Square, 1955
Homage to the Square, 1955

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