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Willi Baumeister

 (1889 - 1955)
Willi Baumeister was active/lived in United States, Germany.  Willi Baumeister is known for figurative, geometric, abstract painting.

Willi Baumeister

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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 forms.  These works brought about Baumeister's international breakthrough.  In 1928 the Frankfurt Städelschule appointed the artist to run the applied arts, typography and fabric printing class.  Baumeister joined the 'Cercle Carré' in 1  ...  Displaying 750 of 3094 characters.

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About  Willi Baumeister

Born:  1889 - Stuttgart, Germany
Died:   1955 - Stuttgart, Germany
Known for:  figurative, geometric, abstract painting