Label Text: Josef Albers’ approach to color and composition is often understood as academic and rule-based. Yet, for some viewers, his geometric forms and juxtapositions of color can assume a spiritual dimension when approached with a contemplative attitude.
Though born in Germany, Albers became a defining figure of mid-century American art and the Abstract movement. The Museum of Modern Art organized his first major traveling exhibition in 1964-1967. Albers was a professor at the Bauhaus, Black Mountain College, and Yale’s Department of Design.