Anni Albers

Berlin-born artist and wife of Josef Albers, Anni Albers was a textile designer, weaver, writer, and printmaker whose iconic works made her one of the innovators of twentieth century modernism. After studying at the Bauhaus in 1922, Albers embraced the ideals of the modernist institution, channeling her bold, abstract compositions through weaving and textiles. 

In the 1950s through the 1970s, Albers continued to weave, design, and write. In 1963 she began to explore printmaking, and embraced the experimental medium, while further developing her textile abstractions. Her influential text On Weaving was published in 1965 and following Josef’s death in 1976, Albers helped manage her husband’s artistic legacy while expanding her own work in textile design and printmaking until her death in 1994.

Albers’ work can be found in collections throughout the world, both independently and alongside her husband’s work, including The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Antonio Ratti Textile Center at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, the Cooper Hewitt Museum, New York and the Harvard Art Museums, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Boston.