Anni Albers was a German textile artist and printmaker. She was famous for her creations and was known for “blurring the lines” between traditional craft and art. She had created many woven pieces during her time and in particular focused on geometric pattern compositions, some of her most famously known work is ‘Red and Blue layers’ and ‘Black-White-Yellow’.
During her life, she had a large involvement with the Bahuas and black mountain college where she taught between 1933 and the 1940’s. In 1949 Anni became the first weaver to have a one-person show at the Museum of Modern Art, this exhibition traveled to 26 venues throughout the United States and Canada. Annie was named one of the most influential textile artists of the 20th century, she was admired for her pioneering wall hangings and textiles.
If you’re interested and inspired by Anni Albers and want to learn more about her life and work then visit the Anni Albers exhibition at the Tate Modern gallery Bankside, London SE1 9TG from 11th October 2018- 27th January 2019. For more information take a look at the link below! https://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/anni-albers?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIvun5lsGI3gIVAojVCh2h-wkkEAAYASAAEgIWpvD_BwE
Anni Albers ‘Black-White-Yellow’ masterpiece!