Werner Graeff (1901-1978), german artist, remembers his time as a bauhaus student. The photo shows him right in the middle of the leading forces of the Dada movement in Weimar,1922. Surrounded by early student works. I did translate this interesting passage about Theo van Doesburg and Johannes Itten.
“With 19 I heard the first time from Gropius, Feininger, Schlemmer, Klee and from the new art school, the “bauhaus” in Weimar. I did apply with wood cuts and wood sculptures and was accepted. With 20, in 1921, I moved to the bauhaus. Here I found exactly what I was searching for: “Meister” – Master, but this time real masters, big personalities, galore. Never before and never after the bauhaus time there have been such a gathering of extraordinary artists in one single teaching staff. The lively atmosphere of this school attracted more artists to the city. Among those Theo van Doesburg should become very important to me, dutch painter, friend and agitator of Mondrian, publisher of the Stijl. He was never a teacher at the bauhaus but had huge influence through speeches, writings, discussions and his own design lectures, influence not only on students but teachers as well. (Especially on Gropius’ most important co-worker Adolf Meyer.)