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#Herbert_Bayer (5 Apr 1900 – 30 Sep 1985) began his career studying archirecture under Georg Schmidthammer and later painting at the Darmstadt Artists’ Colony. Inspired by Walter Gropius’ Bauhaus manifesto, he enrolled in the Weimar Bauhaus and studied painting under Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee and László Moholy-Nagy. After passing his journeymans exam Gropius appointed him as the junior master of the newly-created typography workshop. Bayer spent three years on faculity at Dessau before starting his own design firm in Berlin.1
Bayer was among the last of the Bauhaus faculty to emigrate from Germany, leaving for New York only after his work was singled out by the Nazis in their infamous 1937 Degenerate Art Exhibition.