Architect, sculptor, painter, typographer, draftsman, curator and professor, Max Bill’s work is characterised by clarity of design and precise proportions. He sought to create forms which visually represented the New Physics of the early 20th century creating objects that enabled sensory understanding. His sculptural works demonstrate his extraordinary skills of geometric abstraction. Bill’s theoretical writing and progressive works were highly influential on Swiss graphic design in the 1950s and he was known as the founder of Concretism (Concrete Art).
|Dimensions||Unframed, 25.8 x 33 x 31.3 cm|
|Credit Line||IMMA Collection: Gordon Lambert Trust, 1992|
|Item Number||IMMA.134 GL|
|Copyright||For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].|
Swiss artist, architect and writer Max Bill trained as a silversmith at the Kunstgewerbeschule, Zurich, before enrolled in the Bauhaus, Dessau, to study architecture. At the Bauhaus he studied under Josef Albers, Paul Klee and Vasily Kandinsky. An early exponent of the principles of Concrete art, Bill was also a prolific painter, graphic designer and writer. Bill completed many significant architectural projects and his art work has been exhibited extensively in Europe and the US.View Artist
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