Artist Birthdays September 4 – OSKAR SCHLEMMER

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OSKAR SCHLEMMER (September 4, 1888 – April 13, 1943)

  • Nationality: German
  • Field: Painting, sculpture
  • Art Movement: Bauhaus
  • ARTiFact: In 1920, he was invited by Walter Gropius to run the mural-painting and sculpture departments at the Bauhaus School before heading up the theater workshop in 1923 – during which time he developed his famous Triadic Ballet.
  • Artist Quote: “If today’s arts love the machine, technology and organization, if they aspire to precision and reject anything vague and dreamy, this implies an instinctive repudiation of chaos and a longing to find the form appropriate to our times.”
  • Important Artwork (shown below): Bauhaus Stairway, 1932.

Oskar Schlemmer. Bauhaus Stairway (detail). 1932.

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