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Famous Bauhaus Artists

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List of famous Bauhaus artists, with images, bios, and information about their notable works. All the greatest artists associated with the Bauhaus movement are included here, along with clickable names for more details on that particular painter or sculptor. These notable Bauhaus period artists are organized alphabetically, but you may sort this information by clicking any column. Every well-known or influential figure in this movement is listed below. You can use this fact-based list to create a new list, re-rank it to fit your opinion, then share it with your Facebook friends, Twitter followers or with any other social networks you use regularly. List is made up of artists like {X} and {Y}. {#nodes}
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    Paul Klee (German: [paʊ̯l ˈkleː]; 18 December 1879 – 29 June 1940) was a Swiss-born artist. His highly individual style was influenced by movements in art that included Expressionism, Cubism, and Surrealism. Klee was a natural draftsman who experimented with and eventually deeply explored color theory, writing about it extensively; his lectures Writings on Form and Design Theory (Schriften zur Form und Gestaltungslehre), published in English as the Paul Klee Notebooks, are held to be as important for modern art as Leonardo da Vinci's A Treatise on Painting for the Renaissance. He and his colleague, Russian painter Wassily Kandinsky, both taught at the Bauhaus school of art, design and  ...more
    • Artworks: Angelus Novus, Revolution des Viadukts, Der Goldfisch, Garten der Leidenschaft (Garden of Passion), Little Castle in the Air
    • Birthplace: Münchenbuchsee, Switzerland
    • Associated periods or movements: German Expressionism, Der Blaue Reiter, Cubism, Surrealism, Expressionism
    • Nationality: Germany
    • Art Forms: Painting, Drawing

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  • Oskar Schlemmer (4 September 1888 – 13 April 1943) was a German painter, sculptor, designer and choreographer associated with the Bauhaus school. In 1923, he was hired as Master of Form at the Bauhaus theatre workshop, after working at the workshop of sculpture. His most famous work is Triadisches Ballett (Triadic Ballet), which saw costumed actors transformed into geometrical representations of the human body in what he described as a "party of form and colour".  ...more
    • Artworks: Treppenszene, Abstract Figure, Bauhaus Stairway, Grotesque
    • Birthplace: Stuttgart, Germany
    • Associated periods or movements: Bauhaus style
    • Nationality: Germany
    • Art Forms: Sculpture, Painting
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    László Moholy-Nagy (; Hungarian: [ˈlaːsloː ˈmohojnɒɟ]; born László Weisz; July 20, 1895 – November 24, 1946) was a Hungarian painter and photographer as well as a professor in the Bauhaus school. He was highly influenced by constructivism and a strong advocate of the integration of technology and industry into the arts. A New York Times article called him "relentlessly experimental" because of his pioneering work in painting, drawing, photography, collage, sculpture, film, theater, and writing.He also worked collaboratively with other artists, including his first wife Lucia Moholy, Walter Gropius, Marcel Breuer, and Herbert Bayer. His largest accomplishment may be the School of Design in  ...more
    • Artworks: Helsinki, Puppen (In der Mittagssonne) (Dolls [In the Midday Sun]), Q 1 Suprematistic, Yellow Circle, Space Modulator L3
    • Birthplace: Bácsborsód, Hungary
    • Associated periods or movements: Bauhaus style
    • Nationality: Hungary
    • Art Forms: Photography, Painting
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    Warja Honegger-Lavater

    Warja Lavater (28 September 1913 – 3 May 2007) was born in Winterthur, Switzerland. She was a Swiss artist and illustrator noted primarily for working in the artist's books genre by creating accordion fold books that re-tell classic fairy tales with symbols rather than words (or even pictures).  ...more
    • Birthplace: Winterthur, Switzerland
    • Associated periods or movements: Arts and Crafts movement, Modernism, Bauhaus style
    • Nationality: Switzerland