Norman Ives’s abbreviated but distinguished career was set in motion when he enrolled in Yale University’s new graduate program of graphic design in the fall of 1950. His studies, with former Bauhaus Master Josef Albers and
Albers’s key appointees Alvin Lustig and Herbert Matter, were so successful that Ives joined the faculty after he graduated in 1952. Ives remained at Yale until his death at age 54 in 1978. Throughout his tenure he worked closely with Albers, Yale’s team of design visionaries, and hundreds of students. [See “Josef & Anni Albers in Connecticut,” Winter 2018-2019.
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