Max Bill

Biography

Born in Winterthur, Switzerland, Max Bill began his career as a silversmith’s apprentice. Afterwards he began studying at the Bauhaus under teachers such as Paul Klee, Josef Albers, and Wassily Kandinsky. It is during this time that Bill began to develop the Concrete Art movement which incorporated science and math into the creation of abstract art.

Bill is best known for his sculptures, paintings, architecture, industrial design, and graphic design. Additionally, he worked as a writer and professor spreading his theories and graphic design style. His most recognizable works incorporate geometric shapes with clean lines and edges.

Bill has been the subject of numerous retrospectives at locations including the Kunsthaus Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland in 1968-69; Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York in 1974; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California in 1974; and Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, New York in 1988.