The Bauhaus entourage
Some of the best-known Bauhaus personalities were neither students nor masters, but spouses, guest students, friends or colleagues working in the Gropius building studio. They, too, were deeply influenced by the art school and set their own stamp on the Bauhaus.
1918 Chairman of the Arbeitsrat für Kunst Teaching Committee
Bartning worked with Walter Gropius to formulate the basic aspects of the education programme that Gropius implemented at the Staatliches Bauhaus in Weimar.
Bayer was the right hand of her husband, graphic designer Herbert Bayer. Her own photographs record everyday life at the Bauhaus and the good cheer that prevailed there.
1923–1928 initiator of the “Friends of the Bauhaus” and editor
Gropius affectionately called his wife “Mrs Bauhaus”. Ise Gropius was an editor, a secretary and an equal partner for the Bauhaus founder.
1927 guest student
Henri’s first contact with photography was at the Bauhaus. She entered uncharted waters when she returned to Paris and made a living from her own photo studio.
1928–1929 editor of the magazine “bauhaus”
In 1928 the Bauhaus named the well-known art critic Ernst Kállai editor-in-chief of the “bauhaus” journal. Together with Hannes Meyer, Kállai radically changed its look and content.
Moholy’s photos of the Bauhaus building, the Masters’ Houses and Bauhaus products enduringly shaped the image of the art school.
1922–1925 construction manager for Walter Gropius
After studying at the Bauhaus and gaining experience abroad, Neufert joined the Gropius practice. In 1936 he published his “Bauentwurfslehre” (“Architects’ Data”), which is still a reference work for the profession.
1928–1930 office manager for Walter Gropius
Working in the Gropius building studio with Georg Muche, Paulick designed the Metal Prototype House, a quick-to-build model home with an expandable floor plan.