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. 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 618,547 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Josef Albers is the 23rd most popular artist, the 696th most popular biography from Germany (down from 653rd 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 23 out of 77Before him are Anders Zorn, Käthe Kollwitz, Marina Abramović, Kurt Schwitters, Banksy, and David Hockney. After him are Adolph Menzel, Keith Haring, Émile Gallé, Ulay, Akira Yoshizawa, and Bernt Notke.

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Among people born in 1888, Josef Albers ranks 35Before him are Andrei Tupolev, Selman Waksman, Inge Lehmann, Maurice Chevalier, Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, and Joseph P. Kennedy Sr.. After him are Georges Bernanos, Ernst Kretschmer, Oskar Schlemmer, Richard E. Byrd, Herbert Spencer Gasser, and Carin Göring. Among people deceased in 1976, Josef Albers ranks 35Before him are Choe Yong-gon, Anneliese Michel, Juscelino Kubitschek, Gustav Heinemann, Émile Benveniste, and Knud, Hereditary Prince of Denmark. After him are René Cassin, Andrei Grechko, Lars Onsager, Yonatan Netanyahu, Prince Paul of Yugoslavia, and Dalton Trumbo.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Josef Albers ranks 696 out of 5,289Before him are Heinrich Hoffmann (1885), Wilhelm Bittrich (1894), Elisabeth Förster-Nietzsche (1846), Walter Scheel (1919), Frei Otto (1925), and Andreas Baader (1943). After him are Karl Theodor, Duke in Bavaria (1839), Max Wolf (1863), Maurice de Saxe (1696), Günther Prien (1908), Joanna Elisabeth of Holstein-Gottorp (1712), and Ferdinand Maria, Elector of Bavaria (1636).

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), Bernt Notke (1435), Méret Oppenheim (1913), John Heartfield (1891), and Marianne Brandt (1893).