Happy Birthday Oskar Schlemmer!! German born, in 1888, this painter and sculptor was connected with the Bauhaus, where he was hired as Master of Form. Schlemmer worked with the Bauhaus for 9 years, running the sculpture and stage workshop until the Nazis determined he was unfit and he was dismissed. He created performance art focusing on the figure in space as well as painting, dealing with primarily stylized female form. In the final year before his death, in virtual seclusion, Schlemmer painted 18 small paintings from his window titled Fensterbilder (Window Pictures) one of which is found below.