Max Bill: Five Decades

An exhibition of artist and designer Max Bill’s work opens at Annely Juda Fine Art next week, the first solo show of the Swiss polymath’s work in London for thirty years

Ohne titel, 1970

An exhibition of artist and designer Max Bill’s work opens at Annely Juda Fine Art next week, the first solo show of the Swiss polymath’s work in London for thirty years…

Bill’s work in practically every creative sphere puts him as a vitally significant modernist artist. His formative years were spent at the Bauhaus under the tutelage of Kandinsky, Klee and Joseph Albers; he exhibited work in Paris alongside Jan Arp and Mondrian; and also forged strong links with British modernists Ben Nicholson and Barbara Hepworth. In 1953 he founded the prestigious Ulm School of Design with Inge Aicher-Scholl and Otl Aicher. Bill died in Berlin in 1994.

Simultaneous Constructions, 1945-51

While well known in the design world for his extensive graphic, typographic, product and industrial work – not to mention embodying the ‘Swiss’ approach of the 1950s – 60 of his drawings, paintings and sculpture pieces will be shown at the exhibition, Five Decades, which opens on May 19.

Three Groups, 1947

Construction in Black, 1939

Annely Juda Fine Art, 23 Dering Street (just off New Bond Street), London WS1 1AW. More details at annelyjudafineart.co.uk.

Ohne titel, 1970

Indefinite and Definite, 1947

Ohne titel, 1970

 


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