Gropius House

Birthday Card: Gerhard Marcks, 1953

Gerhard Marcks was a German sculptor and one of the first three faculty of the Weimar Bauhaus, working side by side with Lyonel Feininger and Johannes Itten. Marcks served as the Master of the Pottery workshop in Weimar, which was discontinued upon the Bauhaus’ move to Dessau, upon which Marcks departed the school. In 1937, Marcks was included in the Nazi propaganda exhibition “Degenerate Art,” along with many other Bauhaus Figures. Despite political hostilities, Marcks did not emigrate, and continued to live and work in Germany until his death in 1981.