The creative atmosphere at the Bauhaus was a magnet for young people from over 29 countries. Some had no money at all, while others brought enough to feed their fellow students. They had one thing in common: they were now Bauhäusler and always would be.

Gertrud Arndt

1923–1928 Bauhaus student /
1929–1932 guest student

It was only when Gertrud Arndt got to the Bauhaus that she found there was no course in architecture. So she became a weaver. But her secret passion was photography.

Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin / © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017.

Moses Bahelfer

1928–1932 Bauhaus student

Bahelfer had to leave Nazi Germany when he finished studying at the Bauhaus because of his Jewish identity. In Paris he was one of the most sought-after graphic designers for Jewish publications.

Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin.

Lotte Beese

1928–1932 Bauhaus student

Beese was the first woman to study in the building department of the Dessau Bauhaus. After graduating she was a sought-after architect.

Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin.

Lis Beyer-Volger

1923–1929 Bauhaus student

Beyer designed one of the rare garments created at the Bauhaus: a dress tailored geometrically in various shades of blue and ending just above the knee – scandalous for 1928!

Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin.

Max Bill

1927–1928 Bauhaus student

By co-founding the Ulm School of Design, Max Bill made an exceptional contribution to upholding the Bauhaus philosophy. His Ulm stool and the Junghans clock are still considered innovative and timeless.

Bauhaus-Archive Berlin / © VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2017.

Irena Blühová

1931–1932 Bauhaus student

Blühová was one of the few students at the Bauhaus to engage with social photography. Before joining the course, Slovakian-born Blühová was already observing the lives of people around her with a critical eye.

Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin.

Arieh Sharon

1926–1929 Bauhaus student

He was the man at the side of Bauhaus master Gunta Stölzl: Arieh Sharon. He was later among the European architects who defined the “White City” of Tel Aviv.

Yael Aloni.

Alma Siedhoff-Buscher

1922–1927 Bauhaus student
Alma Buscher designed toys that allowed children to imitate but also to unfold their own creativity. Her “Little Ship-Building Game” is still produced today. 

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