Josef & Anni Albers Foundation

We facilitate research and scholarship concerning the Alberses’ art.


We maintain extensive archives concerning the art and lives of both the Alberses.

In addition to numerous letters to and from both the Alberses, exhibition reviews, and manuscripts of their writing, we have a growing collection of documents concerning their teaching and work. We recently acquired drawings and photographs by Josef’s former student and colleague John Cohen, and notebooks of correspondence and study material that belonged to Barbara Segerer, the former head of Knoll Textiles and close collaborator of Anni’s.

We make our archives available to people working on research about both the Alberses, and are happy to see our collection of precious documents grow thanks to the generosity of the Alberses’ former students and associates. Our archives are maintained in pristine condition thanks to a grant a number of years ago from The Getty Foundation.

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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—
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, including 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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For Collectors

The Albers Foundation engages in the authentication of work by Anni and Josef Albers.

Because of the existence of forgeries of work by the Alberses, we offer expertise concerning the accuracy of attribution of work by both Anni and Josef Albers.

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