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Baumeister, Willi, 1889-1955

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Personal name headingBaumeister, Willi, 1889-1955
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Variant(s)Baumeister, Friedrich Wilhelm, 1889-1955
Baumeister, Willy, 1889-1955
Birth date1889-01-22
Death date1955-08-31
Place of birthStuttgart (Germany)
Place of deathStuttgart (Germany)
Field of activityModernism (Art)
AffiliationKunstmuseum Stuttgart
Profession or occupationPainters Art teachers Typographers
Found inWilli Baumeister ... 1927.
Willi Baumeister : Figuren und Zeichen, c2005: p. 56, etc. (b. Jan. 22, 1889, Stuttgart; d. Aug. 31, 1955, Stuttgart)
Willy Baumeister, 1922.
Wikipedia, August 26, 2015 (Willi Baumeister; born 22 January 1889 in Stuttgart; died 31 August 1955 in Stuttgart; painter, scenic designer, art professor, and typographer. Baumeister took part in his first exhibition in 1910, showing figurative works inspired by impressionism. Towards the end of the 1920s, his paintings moved away from being oriented by the elementary shapes of the circle, triangle, and square towards organic forms. After 1945 Willi Baumeister played an important role in the development of German and European art. He became a spokesman in the debate on Modernism and was regarded as an advocate of "abstract" painting. An important collection of Baumeister's works is preserved in the Willi Baumeister Archive, which is part of the Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, and in the Sammlung Domnick (Domnick Collection) in Nürtingen)