Willi Baumeister


The German artist Willi Baumeister (1889–1955) belongs to the great pioneers of Modern Art: With his multifaceted oeuvre of painting, drawing, prints, art theory, typography and stage design, he shaped the development of abstraction in Europe: From his constructivist compositions of the 1920s, his organic forms of the 30s and 40s influenced by prehistoric art, to his iconic non-figurative late work of black floating shapes.