Albers, Anni

Albers, Anni

(1899–  ) weaver; born in Berlin, Germany. She studied her craft at the Bauhaus (1922–29), where she married painter Josef Albers, and where she later taught (1930–33). Their 1933 move to the U.S.A. brought her as a professor to Black Mountain College (1933–49) and later to a career as independent artisan in New Haven, Conn. One of the most influential weavers of her time, she advanced a theoretical approach to textile design through her teachings and writings.