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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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    Josef Albers Works Online    
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Original works by Josef Albers available for purchase at art galleries worldwide
Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago   NEW!

Notable SiteDallas Museum of Art, Texas   NEW!
(There is a "Download" link for zooming in on some works, but confusingly this may take a while to become active)

Notable SiteFine Arts Museums of San Francisco   NEW!
Many works online

Notable SiteGuggenheim Museum, New York City
Click "View all" to see a total of 46 works online

Notable SiteHirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.   NEW!
"Artists in Depth" page for Josef Albers

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York City   NEW!

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art Timetable of Art History

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston   NEW!
Paintings collection online

Notable SiteMuseum of Modern Art, New York City
Includes biographical information about the artist

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

Notable SiteNational Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh   NEW!

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
Most but not all artists in the NGA database have works online

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 SitePeggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice   NEW!

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

Notable SiteSan Francisco Museum of Modern Art

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

Notable SiteTate Gallery, London, UK

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
(Undocumented Feature: In many cases the raw JPG image is much larger than displayed on the screen)

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

Dublin City Gallery | The Hugh Lane, Dublin, Ireland   NEW!

Guilford College Art Gallery, North Carolina

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts
Harvard have works in their collections, but unfortunately you have to type in the search yourself

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

Los Angeles County Museum of Art   NEW!

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

National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
Works from the Gemini G.E.L. prints online catalogue raisonné

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

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   NEW!

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

Southern Alleghenies Museum, Pennsylvania

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

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid
(Images are zoomable; click on the "expand" icon below the detail image)
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)
Art Signature Dictionary   NEW!

Christie's Past Sale Archive
(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
(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)  
(a welcome screen is displayed for a couple of seconds before the search results appear)

Ciudad de la Pintura (in Spanish)  

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

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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 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

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.
Note: Some "Search Inside" features are limited to people signed in to an account which has previously made a purchase at Amazon.
search inside

Interaction of Color: Revised Edition

look inside

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

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Josef Albers in Black and White


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