Baumeister, Willi vĭl´ē bou´mīstər [key], 1889–1955, German artist. Influenced by primitive art and Miro's surrealism , Baumeister created abstractions that contain mechanical and organic forms. In later works (e.g., Reddish Relief with Sand, 1950; Baumeister Coll., Stuttgart) he included ideographic signs in his compositions.
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