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Austrian, 20th century, male.

Active in England.

Born 1904, in Purkersdorf (Vienna).

Painter, draughtsman, decorative designer.

George Adams-Teltscher studied at the school of decorative arts in Vienna and then at the Bauhaus in Dessau from 1921 to 1923. Probably influenced by Oskar Schlemmer, he became a theatre decorator in Vienna in ...

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Lithuanian, 20th century, male.

Active in France.

Born 1908, in Vilnius; died 1995, in Paris.

Painter, draughtsman. Theatre decoration.

Moses Bagel studied with Klee and Kandinsky at the Bauhaus around 1927. He created sets for the Yiddish theatre in Paris.

Nieszawer, Nadine/Boyé, Marie...

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Bauhaus  

Rainer K. Wick

[Bauhaus Berlin; Bauhaus Dessau, Hochschule für Gestaltung; Staatliches Bauhaus in Weimar]

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 masons’ lodges. The school re-established workshop training, as opposed to impractical academic studio education. Its contribution to the development of Functionalism in architecture was widely influential. It exemplified the contemporary desire to form unified academies incorporating art colleges, colleges of arts and crafts and schools of architecture, thus promoting a closer cooperation between the practice of ‘fine’ and ‘applied’ art and architecture. The origins of the school lay in attempts in the 19th and early 20th centuries to re-establish the bond between artistic creativity and manufacturing that had been broken by the Industrial Revolution. According to Walter Gropius in ...

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 1888, in Déville-lès-Rouen; died 1985.

Painter, designer. Furniture.

Michel Dufet was primarily a furniture designer, whose M.A.M. (Meubles Artistiques Modernes) group effected a synthesis between Bauhaus purism and Art Deco. His own paintings were exhibited in 1984 at an exhibition held at the Antoine Bourdelle Museum, when he showed a variety of decorative compositions. His work, more often than not signed with the initials ...