Max Bill (1908-94)
Swiss artist, designer and architect who studied at the Bauhaus under Paul Klee and Wassily Kandinsky. He moved shortly thereafter to Paris, and exhibited with the group Abstraction-Creation, along with Mondrian, Brancusi and Arp. Widely considered the single most decisive influence on Swiss graphic design and for his pivotal role in the Concrete Art movement, he is perhaps best known for his interpretations of Constructivism through structured paintings and spherical sculptures, bringing studied geometry and mathematics into his art practice. Exhibited widely in galleries and museums, with his first USA exhibition in 1963.