Willi Baumeister

(German, 1889 - 1955)

callot gewidmet ii, pantomime by willi baumeister

Willi Baumeister

Callot gewidmet II, Pantomime, 1941

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Biographie

Chronologie

1889
Born in Stuttgart, Germany
1905 - 1907
Trained as decorative painter
1905 - 1911
Attended the Königlich Württembergische Akademie der Bildenden Künste (Royal Württemberg Academy of Fine Arts) in Stuttgart, Germany
1905 - 1912
Traveled to Lake Constance and Paris
First exhibition in Stuttgart, Germany
Befriended Oskar Schlemmer and Otto Meyer-Amden
1912 - 1913
Traveled to Amden, Switzerland
Participated in exhibitions including the Erster Deutscher Herbstsalon (First German Autumn Salon) at the gallery Der Sturm in Berlin, Germany
1914 - 1918
Traveled to Antwerp, Amsterdam, London, and Paris
Served in World War I
1919
Studied under Adolf Hölzel
Co-founded the Üecht Group Stuttgart
Became member of the Berlin Novembergruppe (November Group)
Executed first stage design
Worked as a typographer
1922
First international publication in the art journal L'Esprit Nouveau, Paris, France
1923 - 1926
Exhibited in Germany and abroad
Visited the Bauhaus in Weimar, Germany
Met Wassily Kandinsky and Paul Klee
1926
Married Margarete (Margrit) Oehm

Expositions

2012
Winterthur Willi Baumeister 1889-1955. Kunstmuseum, Jan. 28-Apr. 22, 2012.
Rovereto Willi Baumeister 1889-1955. Museo d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto MART, July 24-Sept. 23, 2012.
2011
Palma de Mallorca Willi Baumeister 1889-1955. Fundación Juan March, June 1-Dec. 12, 2011.
Stuttgart »Art is a Science [Kunst ist eine Wissenschaft]«. Hölzel, Baumeister and the Stuttgart Academy. Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, June 25-Oct. 23, 2011.
2010
Stuttgart, Willi Baumeister. Gilgamesch. Staatsgalerie, Dec. 11, 2010-May 1, 2011.
2007
Baumeister as Stage Designer (Baumeister als Bühnenbildner). Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Sep. 29-Dec. 9
2006
Wuppertal, Von der Heydt-Museum, Feb. 12-Mar. 26
2005 - 2006
Munster, Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Nov. 27 - Jan. 29
2005
Willi Baumeister: Figures and Signs (Figuren und Zeichen). Hamburg, Bucerius Kunstforum, Aug. 31-Oct. 30
Willi Baumeister: The Frankfurt Years 1928-1933 (Die Frankfurter Jahre 1928-1933). Museum Giersch, Mar. 20-Jul. 10