German school of art, design and architecture, founded by Walter Gropius. It was active in Weimar from 1919 to 1925, in Dessau from 1925 to 1932 and in Berlin from 1932 to 1933, when it was closed down by the Nazi authorities. The Bauhaus’s name referred to the medieval Bauhütten or ...
Rainer K. Wick
Swiss painter, textile designer, teacher, writer and theorist. He trained first as a primary school teacher in Berne (1904–6), where he became familiar with progressive educational and psychoanalytical ideas. He was, however, interested in art and music, and in 1909 he decided to become a painter. He enrolled at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Geneva but was so disappointed that he returned to teacher training in Berne. He read widely and developed an interest in religion and mystic philosophy. After qualifying he returned to Geneva and greatly enjoyed the course on the geometric elements of art run by the Swiss painter ...
British, 20th century, male.
Born 30 April 1928, in London. Died 22 May 2011.
Painter (including gouache), engraver, weaver, jeweller, sculptor.
Breon O'Casey, son of the Irish playwright Sean O'Casey, learned metalwork from ex-Bauhaus teacher Naum Slutski while attending Dartington Hall School near Totnes in Devon. In ...
German weaver and teacher. She studied at the Kunstgewerbeschule in Munich (1914–16) and completed her training at the Bauhaus in Weimar (1919–23), where she attended courses given by Johannes Itten and Paul Klee. Her early pictorial tapestries and knotted carpets have rhythms created by contrasts of form and of light and dark, which clearly show Itten’s influence. From ...