By 1925, former student Josef Albers was the first to join the faculty at the Bauhaus as a “master.” Espousing color theory that’s still pertinent today, he became head of the (new at the time) Black Mountain College—a.k.a. the birthing ground of American Abstract Expressionism—and then the chairman of Yale’s Department of Design. Albers’s initial craftwork in stained glass gave way to abstract paintings with a unique attention paid to the interaction between color, shape, and the viewer. In his own words, Albers’s primary purpose as an artist was: “To open eyes.”
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