Josef Albers (1888 – 1976) was an exceptional German artist who pioneered groundbreaking color concepts. Albers theorized that colors are alive, not static, and their shades are influenced by surrounding hues. Also a mathematician and professor at the esteemed Bauhaus, Albers is best known as an abstract painter who created the “Homage to the Square” series, comprised of hundreds of paintings and prints. These dynamic works explored the chromatic interactions between layered, colored squares. Albers’ acclaimed art, which has been exhibited worldwide, significantly influenced the Hard Edge movement, Op Artists and conceptual artists.