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 Willi Baumeister  (1889 - 1955)

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Lived/Active: United States/Germany      Known for: figurative, geometric, abstract painting

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Birth
1889 (Stuttgart, Germany)
 
Death
1955 (Stuttgart, Germany)

Lived/Active
United States/Germany

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Willi Baumeister (1889-1955)

During his apprenticeship as a decorative painter Willi Baumeister already visited evening classes at the Stuttgart Kunstakademie.  From 1909 to 1912 he attended Adolf Hölzel's composition class where he first met the later Bauhaus painter Oskar Schlemmer who was to become a life-long friend.  In 1919/20 he produced his first 'Mauerbilder', panels with a wall-like relief structure - created by adding sand and putty to the paint - and cubist fo (showing 500 of 3094 characters).



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