(B&w reproductions of Bayer's work as artist, architect, e...)
B&w reproductions of Bayer's work as artist, architect, exhibition and industrial designer. The artwork is accompanied by a short text explaining Bayer's methods and research in visual design.
Herbert Bayer served his apprenticeship in architecture in 1919 with G. Schmidt Hammer in Linz (Austria). In Germany he studied in Darmstadt with Emanuel Margold (1920) and in Weimar at the Bauhaus (1921-1923); he also studied mural painting with Vassily Kandinsky (1921).
Since 1965 Herbert Bayer has been employed as a consultant in architecture, art and design by Atlantic Richfield Company. Previously he was Chairman of the Department of Design of the Container Corporation of America (1956-1965) and consultant at the Aspen Institute of Humanistic Studies (1949).
When he lived in Germany he was a master at the Bauhaus in Dessau, teaching typography (1925-1928), and an art director at the Dorland Studio in Berlin (1928-1938) and at Vogue in the same city (1929-1930).
Bayer is a member of the American Institute of Architects, American Abstract Artists, the Aspen Institute of Humanistic Studies, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Alliance Graphique Internationale.
In 1944 Bayer married Joella Syrara Haweis, the daughter of poet and Dada artist Mina Loy.