Willi Baumeister, born in 1889 in Stuttgart, Germany, was a German painter, typographer, art professor, and scenic designer. He was a vocal well-wisher for abstract art in Germany, although he avoided aligning himself with any particular movement. His art was exhibited at both the 1928 and 1932 Summer Olympics as part of the art competition. 

Baumeister began his career in the art world with an tutoring as a decorative painter in Stuttgart. During this time he moreover took classes at the Stuttgart Art Academy, among others. In 1911 he made his first trip to Paris, and a year later appeared in his first exhibition in Zurich. 

His budding career was interrupted by the First World War in which he fought. Following his venting from military service, Baumeister banded together with a group of other artists to form the group known as Üecht. He remained in this group for the next 3 years while he ventured into stage diamond and completed his studies. On top of his art, he moreover created advertisements for some well-known brands. By this stage, he had wilt well known in Germany which led to his first solo exhibition in France in 1927. 

In the early stages of his career, Baumeister’s work was inspired by impressionism and Cubism. This inspiration unfurled to inform his work until the late 1920s. After his return from the First World War, Baumeister consciously ripened his style remoter and organic shapes began seeming increasingly frequently. Although this was a trend of the time, Baumeister’s work drew inspiration from warmed-over and prehistoric art. 

Baumeister was a teacher at the Städelsche Kunstschule in Frankfurt. He lost this position in 1933 when the Nazi government came into power. He was sooner vetoed from exhibiting his work although, despite this, he unfurled to paint in secret. Here is a list of artworks by Willi Baumeister

Once the war ended he was reinstated as one of the masters of German painting. 

1. Self-Portrait

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Self-Portrait by Willi Baumeister was made in the year 1910 in Expressionism style.

2. Planar Relation

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‘Planar Relation’ was created in 1920 by Willi Baumeister in Abstract Art style.

3. Three Stepped Figures

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‘Three Stepped Figures’ was created in 1920 by Willi Baumeister in Abstract Art style.

4. Wall Picture With Segments

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‘Wall Picture With Segments’ was created in the year 1920 by Willi Baumeister in Constructivism style.

5. Apollo

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‘Apollo’ was made by Willi Baumeister in the year 1923 in Cubism style.

6. The Sculptor

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‘The Sculptor’ was created in the year 1923 by Willi Baumeister in Abstract Art style

7. Wall Picture With Metals

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‘Wall Picture With Metals’ was made in the year 1923 by Willi Baumeister in Cubism style.

8. Female Runner II

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‘Female Runner II’ was created in Cubism style in the year 1925.

9. Chess

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‘Chess’ was created in the year 1925 by Willi Baumeister in Cubism style.

10. Machine Man With Screw Turn

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‘Machine Man with Screw Turn’ was created in 1930 by Willi Baumeister in Cubism style.

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