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Willi Baumeister

Stuttgart 1889 - Stuttgart 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. Willi Baumeister joined the "Cercle Carré" in 1930 and in 1931 he became a member of "Abstraction Création".
During the "Third Reich" Baumeister was banned as a "degenerate" artist and rarely showed himself in public. During the war Baumeister wrote the book "Das Unbekannte in der Kunst" (The Unknown in Art) which was first published in 1947. During these years as a "degenerate artist" he spent his time studying prehistoric and Oriental art, which was to provide him with the motifs for his "Eidos" pictures and "Ideogrammes".
He resumed teaching after the war when he accepted a post at the "Kunstakademie" in Stuttgart. With his extensive oeuvre and his art-theoretic publications Willi Baumeister is considered one of the most important modern German artists. His varied oeuvre ranges from figurative works at the beginning to increasingly abstract forms.


Willi Baumeister - Tertiär-Gestalt
Willi Baumeister
Tertiär-Gestalt
15,540 $
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Willi Baumeister - Faust
Willi Baumeister
Faust
3,330 $
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Max Liebermann - Straßenszene am Brandenburger Tor
Max Liebermann
Straßenszene am Brandenburger Tor
266,400 $
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Max Liebermann - Jahrmarkt in Noordwijk
Max Liebermann
Jahrmarkt in Noordwijk
89,910 $
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Lovis Corinth - Klostergarten
Lovis Corinth
Klostergarten
66,600 $
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Andy Warhol - Stamped Gold Collage
Andy Warhol
Stamped Gold Collage
55,500 $
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Hermann Max Pechstein - Bildnis einer jungen Frau (Dora Steinbart)
Hermann Max Pechstein
Bildnis einer jungen Frau (Dora Steinbart)
57,720 $
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Emil Nolde - Drei Halbfiguren mit gelbem Haar und blauer Kleidung
Emil Nolde
Drei Halbfiguren mit gelbem Haar und blauer Kleidung
44,400 $
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