Josef Albers was born in Bottrob, Germany. Academic art schooling when Albers was young did not last long. He was affiliated with the Bauhaus in Germany from 1920 to 1933. Unfortunately, in 1933, Albers and his peers dissolved the school due to Nazi pressure against their creativity.
Albers spent the next sixteen years near Asheville, North Carolina teaching at Black Mountain College. The school was founded on the premise that fine art should be integrated into all learning. Albers is celebrated for his work as an abstract painter and theorist. Albers always approached his composition with discipline. In 1950, Albers transitioned to Yale to finish his career. In 1963, Yale University published Albers book “Interaction of Color.” The book is a study of color and is used as a teaching tool.