Biography: He was a German-American immigrant
who studied the bauhaus school. When he came to
America he was appointed the director of the department
of Design at Yale University.
In 1948 he became a member of the advisor council
of the Arts at Yale University. He became an official
US citizen in 1939. He also taught at the Black
Mountain College North Carolina. He was born in
Bottrop, Westphalia, Germany.