American textile artist and printmaker who has been labeled the best known textile artist of the 20th century.
She started painting at a young age and studied under an impressionist from 1916 until 1919 before later attending Bauhaus at Weimar in April 1922.
She was inducted into the Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame in 1994.
She was born of Jewish descent to her mother who came from a family in the publishing business and her father who worked as a furnituremaker. She was married to painter Josef Albers.
She was invited by Philip Johnson to teach at Black Mountain College in North Carolina in 1933.