On April 1, 1928 Willi Baumeister pursued his call to the Municipal Applied Arts School (Städelschule) in Frankfurt. He was initially hired as a lecturer for the field of commercial graphics, typography, and fabric printing. He certainly would have welcomed taking on the painting class as well. This, however, was taught by Max Beckmann. In November Baumeister was awarded the job title professor. In the same month - with the arrival of his wife Margarete in Frankfurt - Baumeister began making regular diary entries, which he continued to do until his death.