Monday, November 26, 2018

The Legacy of Galka Scheyer: The "Maven of Modernism"

In my research for my book, From Bauhaus | To Black Mountain, I'm gaining a more complete picture of the historical evolution of the modernist movement.  There were many facets of modernism growing in tandem in Eastern and Western Europe, in the US, in parts of Africa, and in the Middle East.

So while the Bauhaus served as the educational center of the modernist movement in the first half of the 20th century, the Bauhaus certainly did not exist in a vacuum.

One of the people key to the exportation of Bauhaus ideas from Europe to the US, especially in California, was Galka Scheyer.

Last year the Norton Simon Museum created an exhibition and presentation on Scheyer, which included the following video:

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