The Albers Foundation is committed to producing authoritative catalogues raisonnés of the works of Josef and Anni Albers. As an aid to collectors, curators, gallerists, scholars, and other researchers, the catalogues offer visual references for every known work, along with comprehensive documentation of exhibitions, literature, and provenance history. To date, the Foundation has published catalogues of the prints of Josef Albers and the prints of Anni Albers. The catalogue of the paintings of Josef Albers is currently in preparation.
Catalogue raisonné of the Paintings of Josef Albers, 1914–1976
In a career that spanned six decades, Josef Albers created over 3,000 paintings on masonite, paper, aluminum, and canvas. The catalogue raisonné of Albers's paintings will document the full scope of Albers' paintings, from the early portraits, still lifes, and landscapes, his work in glass at the Bauhaus, the range of abstract works he made at Black Mountain College, and his many paintings in the Variantsand Homage to the Square series. Research for the catalogue raisonné has resulted in new discoveries about the artist's materials and painting techniques and deepened our understanding of his interests in color, form, and visual perception. To ensure the catalogue is as complete as possible, owners of paintings by Josef Albers are encouraged to contact the Foundation for more information about registering their works.
Hudson Hills Press, Manchester and New York
in association with The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation
Original edition 1999; revised edition 2010
Over the course of his life, Josef Albers created over 240 individual prints and multi-print portfolios. The catalogue raisonné of Albers' prints documents the artist's lifelong dedication to the art form, from the early linoleum cuts and lithographs of industrial landscapes, architectural studies, and portraits made in his native Rhineland, to the zinc plate lithographs, screenprints, and inkless embossed abstractions of his later career.
Nicholas Fox Weber, Brenda Danilowitz
The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation / Editorial RM
Bethany, Connecticut / Mexico City and Barcelona, Spain
Although more widely known today as a weaver and textile artist, Anni Albers also created prints. Her playful and experimental approach to the medium was guided by a strong sense of color and composition. The catalogue raisonné of Anni Albers' prints documents 102 works, including lithographs, screenprints, copper plate etchings, offset impressions, and inkless embossings.