This month we are celebrating the birthday of Anni Albers, an alumnus of the Bauhaus school of art and design. After she joined the school in the 1920s, it became clear that women were discouraged from taking the more ‘serious’ subjects like architecture and so she turned to weaving. Along with her husband Josef Albers, she emigrated to the USA in 1933 after the Nazi party pressurised the Bauhaus to close. Anni went on to create some iconic modernist textile designs, bringing in influences from her trips to Latin America.
A few years ago I went to see the first major UK exhibition of her work at the Tate Modern in London and some of my favourite works are here: