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Josef Albers

1888 - 1976

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Josef Albers (; German: [ˈalbɐs]; March 19, 1888 – March 25, 1976) was a German-born artist and educator. The first living artist to be given a solo show at MoMA and at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, he taught at the Bauhaus and Black Mountain College, headed Yale University's department of design, and is considered one of the most influential teachers of the visual arts in the twentieth century. As an artist, Albers worked in several disciplines, including photography, typography, murals and printmaking. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Josef Albers has received more than 733,940 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Josef Albers is the 24th most popular artist (down from 23rd in 2019), the 685th most popular biography from Germany (up from 696th in 2019) and the 4th most popular German Artist.

Josef Albers is most famous for his work in the field of color theory. He was a German-born American artist and educator who is best known for his work as a pioneer of abstract art.

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Among artists, Josef Albers ranks 24 out of 78Before him are Luca Signorelli, Anders Zorn, David Hockney, Keith Haring, Adolph Menzel, and Kurt Schwitters. After him are Banksy, Émile Gallé, Jeff Koons, Ulay, Edward Burne-Jones, and Ai Weiwei.

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Among people born in 1888, Josef Albers ranks 35Before him are Selman Waksman, Frits Zernike, Inge Lehmann, Andrei Tupolev, Maurice Chevalier, and Anton Makarenko. After him are Joseph P. Kennedy Sr., Carin Göring, Ossip Zadkine, Richard E. Byrd, Ernst Kretschmer, and Georges Bernanos. Among people deceased in 1976, Josef Albers ranks 30Before him are Anneliese Michel, Eyvind Johnson, Zhu De, Rudolf Bultmann, Raymond Queneau, and Gustav Heinemann. After him are Leopold Ružička, Lars Onsager, Émile Benveniste, Choe Yong-gon, Juscelino Kubitschek, and Dalton Trumbo.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Josef Albers ranks 685 out of 6,142Before him are Markus Wolf (1923), Wilhelm Bittrich (1894), Hermann Müller (1876), Ferdinand Maria, Elector of Bavaria (1636), Andreas Baader (1943), and Julius Schreck (1898). After him are Matilda of Ringelheim (894), Artur Axmann (1913), Hermann Weyl (1885), Klaus Mann (1906), Karl Carstens (1914), and Louis Spohr (1784).

Among ARTISTS In Germany

Among artists born in Germany, Josef Albers ranks 4Before him are Hans Holbein the Younger (1497), Joseph Beuys (1921), and Kurt Schwitters (1887). After him are Ulay (1943), Méret Oppenheim (1913), Bernt Notke (1435), John Heartfield (1891), and Marianne Brandt (1893).