Frankfurt 1928-1933

Willi Baumeister 1950/ ab-f-001-145

I cordially congratulate you on Frankfurt. It is even of special personal satisfaction for me since I intensely promoted you for other places, but never broke through. I very much regret that we will lose you in Stuttgart. Teaching is also not vain bliss.

I went to Baumeister because he taught in a modern way and because, in contrast to Beckmann and Delavilla, he worked abstractly. His class was large (two rooms) and Wichert was strict in admissions. I submitted work samples from a preliminary-class semester in Offenbach, for which he accepted me (fall 1929 to the beginning of 1933).