- Known as: German painter, sculptor and designer
- Date of birth: September 4, 1888 (Swabia)
- Date of death: April 13, 1943
- Oskar Schlemmer was a pupil of Holzel. He taught at the Bauhaus, 1920-29, where he had a great influence, and in Breslau and Berlin until 1933, after which he had to live in retirement until his death.
He did a great deal of theatrical design, and his paintings have the slightly dessicated air of those Bauhaus products that were emphatically machine-made.
There are many works in Stuggart, and others in Basle, Cologne, Hartford Conn., Harvard Univ. and New York (M of MA).
- With her husband she founded the movement Orphism in 1911, noted for its use of strong colours and geometric shapes.
- In 1923 he was hired as Master of Form at the Bauhaus theatre workshop, after working some time at the workshop of sculpture.
- Enrolled at the Stuttgart Academy in 1912.
- Schlemmer's work was seen as degenerate by the Nazis and he was dismissed from his post at the Bauhaus.
- He had his theories on art published and a comprehensive book of his letters and diary entries from 1910 to 1943 is also available.
- Biography II
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