Josef Albers was born March 19, 1888, in Bottrop, Germany. From 1905 to 1908 he studied to become an art teacher. After attending the Konigliche Kunstschule in Berlin from 1913 to 1915, he became a certified professor. Albers studied lithography in Essen and attended the Academy in Munich. In 1920 at the age of 32, Albers entered the Bauhaus, a school in Weimar that was committed to exploring the relationship between the arts and technological society and emphasized the integration of architecture, fine art, and craft.