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Albers: Study for Homage to the Square: Beaming (custom print)
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          Study for Homage to the Square: Beaming, 1963, 1963
          Josef Albers
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          Presented by Mrs Anni Albers, the artist's widow and the Josef Albers Foundation 1978

          In 1950, at the age of 62, Josef Albers began what would become his signature series, the Homage to the Square. Albers continued to work on this series until his death in 1976. In 1955 he wrote of the series, ‘They all are of different palettes, and, therefore, so to speak, of different climates.’ In this piece the squares change from blue to a sea shade of green, bringing to mind deep water.

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          Born in Germany, Josef Albers worked as a teacher for several years before studying at a number of art schools. After his studies Albers taught in art schools in both the UK and the USA. As a teacher he focused on lithographs and screen printing, although he did paint at the time, he never taught any painting classes. His best known series, Homage to the Square, consist of paintings, lithographs and screen prints.

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