Annie Albers (1899-1994)
First weaver to have a solo exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art (Inducted 1994)
Anni Albers became the first weaver to have a solo exhibition at New York City’s Museum of Modern Art in 1949. In 1922, she became a student at the famous Bauhaus design school in Weimar, Germany. Albers published On Designing in 1959 and her influential text On Weaving in 1965. The Renwick Gallery in Washington, D.C., held a major exhibition of her woven and graphic work in 1985. Her work was also featured at the Smithsonian’s National Gallery of Art and the Yale University Art Gallery. She received numerous honors, including the Medal of The American Institute of Architects in the field of Craftsmanship (1961), a gold medal from the American Crafts Council (1980) and five honorary doctorates. Anni Albers' residence is located at 808 Birchwood Drive in Orange.
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