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Max Bill, architect, sculptor, painter,
graphic artist and
one of the principal representatives of Concrete Art,
on December 22, 1908 in Winterthur, Switzerland, his
from Moosseedorf in the Canton of Bern. He studied at the
and Crafts Academy in Zurich (1924-27), followed by an
as silversmith (1927-29) and studies at the Bauhaus,
school of arts and crafts. He moved to Zurich in 1929.
as architect, painter, graphic artist and sculptor
onwards, in public relations from 1936 on, and as
as of 1944. He also taught and gave presentations.
director of the Ulm school of arts and crafts (1931-56), he
worked on architecture and product form. From 1961-1964, he
was the head architect of the Building and Design Sectors for
the Swiss National Exhibit in Lausanne '64. He became professor
at the State School for Fine Arts in Hamburg in 1967 and received
awards, honors and an honorary degree.
In 1968, received the
Zurich Art Award and has been exhibiting in galleries and exhibition
halls since 1928. His Constructivist sculptures for public squares
as well as his paintings have become popular in America, Europe
and Asia. He began writing monographs, catalogues and his own
writings in the 50's. His printwork played an important role
as well (created 14 book folio works).
Max Bill died at the age of 86 years on December 9, 1994 during
a visit to Berlin. His estate is in the hands of his Community