The complex angles of this screenprint have a rhythm and dynamism of their own. In 1946, Bayer moved to Aspen, Colorado, where he completed a wide range of creative projects across a range of disciplines, including architecture, graphic design and sculpture. This print shows Bayer’s continuing commitment to Bauhaus design principles throughout his later career.
Building a House
Date of work
Screenprint on paper 78.1 x 57.5 cm © DACS, 2015
Herbert Bayer was a graphic designer, painter, sculptor and architect closely associated with the Bauhaus. Born in 1900 in Linz, Austria, he moved to Weimar in Germany to study at the Bauhaus under Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee and László Moholy-Nagy, later becoming director of printing and advertising at the school. After leaving to become art director of Berlin Vogue, he emigrated to America in 1938 where he designed and curated two Bauhaus exhibitions. His work became more varied during this period, including architecture projects, typographic design, large scale sculpture and creative consultancy.