Herbert Bayer

Throughout his career, Herbert Bayer turned his creativity and skill to both the applied and fine arts, approaching each project with the unique ability to combine the needs of industry and the structure of Bauhaus style with the sensibility of the avant-garde and the expressiveness of his life-long fascination with nature.  He experimented with abstract and surrealist painting, architecture, lithography, mural-painting, photomontage, installation, earthworks and environmental art.

About the Artist
(1900 - 1985)
Austrian-born artist Herbert Bayer received no formal artistic education until he discovered the theoretical writings of the artist Vassily Kandinsky, as well as Walter Gropius’ 1919 Bauhaus manifesto, which declared the necessity for a return to true creativity and inspiration through crafts.

Bayer traveled to Weimar to meet Gropius in October of 1921 and was immediately accepted into the Bauhaus. There, he was deeply influenced by the instruction of Kandinsky, Johannes Itten and Paul Klee.

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