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Anni Albers

Anni Albers was born in 1899 and is one of the best known textile artists of the 20th Century. In 1922 she attended the Bauhaus as a student where she later met and married Josef Albers. After its closure in 1933, they moved to Black Mountain College where she taught until 1949.

In the 1940's Anni Albers' weavings were shown throughout the US and she published many articles on textiles and design. In 1949, Anni became the first designer to have a one-person show at The Museum of Modern Art, New York; the exhibition Anni Albers: Textiles travelled to 26 venues throughout the United States and Canada. In 1965 Anni’s seminal text On Weaving was published, remaining in print for two decades before being re-issued as a paperback in 2003.

In 1963 whilst visiting Taramind Lithography Workshop, California, Anni turned her hand to printmaking and continued to work primarily in this medium until her death in 1994. Collaborating with some of the leading printers of the era she experimented with lithography, screenprinting, embossing, woodcut and various intaglio techniques.

A retrospective exhibition of the 100th anniversary of her birth in 1999, organised by the Albers Foundation and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, travelled to the Josef Albers Museum, Bottrop; the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris; and The Jewish Museum, New York. Anni Albers works are included in major public collections such as Queensland Art Gallery, Australia, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Tate, London and MoMA, New York.

The Alan Cristea Gallery is the exclusive worldwide representative for the prints from the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation.

Prices and further information about illustrated series are available on request.