Sounding Anni

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Anni and Josef Albers

The Alberses met in Weimar, Germany in 1922 at the Bauhaus. This new  teaching institution, which transformed modern design, had been founded three years earlier, and emphasized the connection between artists,  architects, and craftspeople.


The Alberses were in some ways like a two-person religious sect,  focusing above all on their work and happy to pursue it at a remove from the trends and shifting fashions of the art world. 


Following Josef’s death, Anni Albers helped oversee her husband’s legacy while expanding her own printmaking and textile design until her death in 1994. In 1984, Anni wrote, "...to comprehend art is to confide in a constant." She and Josef lived their lives devoted to that irrefutable, uplifting constant.

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