10/12/2021 - 22/01/2022

Early C20th - Prints

The Early Graphic Works of Josef Albers - Discovery and Invention

Discovery and Invention: The Early Graphic Works of Josef Albers is the first major survey of early graphic works by Josef Albers (1888 - 1976). The exhibition traces the artist’s early printmaking career, beginning with his first explorations of the medium in 1916, whilst teaching in an elementary school, and ending in his final year at Black Mountain College, USA, in 1950.

Almost 50 works on paper will be on show, all of which come directly from the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, and they feature scenes of domestic animals, local industry, rare self-portraits as well as portraits of his friends. The exhibition will culminate in the first appearance of geometric forms inspired by pre-Columbian architecture.


St James's 43 Pall Mall, SW1Y 5JG