Born 1888, Bottrop, Germany
Died 1976, New Haven, Connecticut
1905 Begins teacher training in Langenhorst and Büren, where he will work until 1913.
1913-1915 Attends the "Königliche Kunstschule" in Berlin; takes the art teacher examination.
1916-1919 Attends the School of Arts and Crafts, then the Munich Academy, where he is accepted into Franz von Stuck's drawing class.
1920 Enrolls at the Bauhaus in Weimar.
1923 Is offered a teaching assignment by Walter Gropius.
1925 Is appointed "Jungmeister" (Young Master) at the Bauhaus. In this role, he takes over the glass workshop and leads courses with László Moholy-Nagy. In 1928, Albers takes over the position himself, as well as the furniture workshop when Marcel Breuer leaves.
1933 The Bauhaus closes and Albers moves to the United States.
1933-1936 Becomes a member of the group "Abstraction-Création."
1938 Joins the "American Abstract Artists."
Late 1930s-1949 Joins the new Black Mountain College in North Carolina, where he is head of the art department.
1950 Becomes director of the Department of Design at Yale University.
1963 Publishes "Interaction of Color."
1960s/70s Increasingly uses graphic techniques, including silkscreen and lithography.
1969 Moves with his wife to Orange, Connecticut (near New Haven).
1972 Publishes "Formulation: Articulation."