Anni Albers (born Annelise Fleischmann, June 12, 1899) was a German-American textile artist and printmaker whose work blurred the lines between traditional craft and art. Fleischmann first studied textiles reluctantly because it was the only workshop open to women at the Bauhaus, where she also met artist Josef Albers. She began to appreciate the challenges of weaving as an art form and later became the first textile designer to have a solo exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art. Albers’ writings on design also helped establish design history as a serious area of academic study.
This portrait is part of a series curated by WFMU’s DJ Trouble, who is selecting an artist per week in 2020.
You can see the full series here: caitlinkeegan.com
Caitlin Keegan is an illustrator and designer who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She is the creator of The Illuminated Tarot deck (illuminatedtarot.com).
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