Josef & Anni Albers Foundation

Through our own extensive collection and the support of public collections worldwide, we preserve the aesthetic principles of the Alberses.

Public Collections

Works by Josef & Anni Albers are featured in public collections around the world.

Paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, and furniture by Josef Albers are found in many collections open to the public. Please check with individual institutions for information about works on view.

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Wallhangings and pictorial weavings by Anni Albers are in numerous collections. In addition, textile samples and fabrics for production are to be found in the collections of the Brooklyn Museum; Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Antonio Ratti Textile Center at The Metropolitan Museum of Art; the Cooper Hewitt Museum; and Harvard Art Museums. Graphic works by Anni Albers are found in museum collections throughout the world.

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Catalogues Raisonnés

The Albers Foundation is committed to producing authoritative catalogues raisonnés of the works of Josef and Anni Albers. As an aid to collectors, curators, gallerists, scholars, and other researchers, the catalogues offer visual references for every known work, along with comprehensive documentation of exhibitions, literature, and provenance history.

The Prints of Josef Albers: 
A Catalogue Raisonné, 1915–1976

Over the course of his life, Josef Albers created over 240 individual prints and multi-print portfolios. The catalogue raisonné of Albers’s prints documents the artist’s lifelong dedication to the art form, from the early linoleum cuts and lithographs of industrial landscapes, architectural studies, and portraits made in his native Rhineland, to the zinc plate lithographs, screenprints, and inkless embossed abstractions of his later career.

The Prints of Anni Albers: A Catalogue Raisonné, 1963–1984

Although more widely known today as a weaver and textile artist, Anni Albers also created prints. Her playful and experimental approach to the medium was guided by a strong sense of color and composition. The catalogue raisonné of Anni Albers’s prints documents 102 works, including lithographs, screenprints, copper plate etchings, offset impressions, and inkless embossings.

Currently in progress—
Catalogue raisonné of the Paintings of Josef Albers, 

In a career that spanned six decades, Josef Albers created over 3,000 paintings on masonite, paper, aluminum, and canvas. The catalogue raisonné of Albers’s paintings will document their full scope, from the early portraits, still lifes, and landscapes, his work in glass at the Bauhaus, the range of abstract works he made at Black Mountain College, and his many paintings in the Variants and Homage to the Square series.

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