Herbert Bayer


Herbert Bayer (German, 1900–1985) studied at the Bauhaus in Weimar with Johannes Itten, Paul Klee and Oskar Schlemmer. In 1925, after joining the institution’s faculty, he became the head of the newly created studio for printing and advertising. He also worked as a commercial artist and exhibition designer. His photographic experiments are inspired by Dada and Constructivism and also incorporate Surrealist ideas. In 1938 Bayer emigrated to the US, working there as a corporate design consultant, teaching at the Aspen, Colorado Culture Center and designing magazines, catalogues and exhibitions, among others 50 Jahre Bauhaus (Stuttgart 1968).