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Max Bill (22 December 1908 – 9 December 1994) was a Swiss architect, artist, painter, typeface designer, industrial designer and graphic designer.
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Swiss sculptor, painter, typographer, and teacher studied at the Bauhaus (1927-1929) and remained faithful to that institution's tenets throughout his life. Bill relied on mathematics and geometry to create his paintings and sculptural works, and is associated with the theories of concrete art. His works are abstract, based on grid systems or concerned with geometric conundrums such as the Möbius strip. He was an active member of the Abstraction-Création group, and was rector of the Ulm Hochschule für Gestaltung from 1951-1955. He also acted as architect of the HFG's buildings. Swiss painter, sculptor and architect; d. 12/9/94 in Berlin.
Artist, Architect, Professor, Writer, Publicist, Typographer, Graphic Designer, Industrial Designer, Graphic Artist, Painter, Photographer, Sculptor
Max Bill
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  • Engineer, Agitator, Constructor: The Artist Reinvented, 1918–1939. The Merrill C. Berman Collection at MoMA Exhibition catalogue, Hardcover, 288 pages
  • Sur moderno: Journeys of Abstraction—The Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Gift Exhibition catalogue, Hardcover, 240 pages

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