Walter Gropius

German-American, 1883–1969

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Walter Gropius

German-American, 1883–1969

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The nephew of famed architect Martin Gropius, Walter Gropius emerged from World War I seeking to reinvent society through the advent of a new kind of architecture and design, which he pursued as a founder of the Bauhaus School. With the Bauhaus, Gropius articulated a vision of arts education and modernity that was democratic, utilitarian, and which called for a unification of art and technology. Although Gropius remained active after fleeing Germany following the school’s disbandment under the Nazis, one of his seminal works was the Bauhaus Building itself, on the school’s second campus in Dessau. Adapting each wing of the building to serve its specific function, Gropius produced a building that epitomized the Bauhaus ideology— incorporating all variety of artistic and industrial design—brandishing it with the school’s name in its eponymous font on the façade.

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Biography

The nephew of famed architect Martin Gropius, Walter Gropius emerged from World War I seeking to reinvent society through the advent of a new kind of architecture and design, which he pursued as a founder of the Bauhaus School. With the Bauhaus, Gropius articulated a vision of arts education and modernity that was democratic, utilitarian, and which called for a unification of art and technology. Although Gropius remained active after fleeing Germany following the school’s disbandment under the Nazis, one of his seminal works was the Bauhaus Building itself, on the school’s second campus in Dessau. Adapting each wing of the building to serve its specific function, Gropius produced a building that epitomized the Bauhaus ideology— incorporating all variety of artistic and industrial design—brandishing it with the school’s name in its eponymous font on the façade.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 4 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
frieze
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale International Exhibition
Articles Featuring Walter Gropius
The Bauhaus
Mar 20th, 2019
The Forgotten Story of “Mrs. Bauhaus”
Sep 7th, 2018
The Influence of the Bauhaus Is Alive in Your Living Room
Oct 4th, 2016
Welcome to Julie Langsam’s Bauhaus
May 11th, 2015
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