Bill Max

Born: 22/12/1908

Deceased: 09/12/1994

The Swiss artist, architect and designer Max Bill was born in Winterthur. He was part of the Bauhaus-generation and was a contemporary of Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe, Kandinsky and Paul Klee. Bill was an art virtuoso, an artist, art theorist and teacher. Constructive clarity and precise proportions define his works. He cultivated “Die mathematische Denkweise der Kunst in unserer Zeit” (book title, paraphrased: “The mathematical way of thinking in the art of our time”) and, as a “Zurich student”, was one of the main representatives of “Concrete Art”. He taught as a professor at the Zürcher Kunstgewerbeschule, the Hochschule für Gestaltung in Ulm, of which he designed the buildings, and the Hochschule für bildende Künste in Hamburg. Max Bill participated in the documenta I, II and III. Following his death, his wife spread his ashes on his pavilion sculpture in Zurich.


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