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Grit Kallin-Fischer

(Germany 1897 – 17 Jul 1973)

Eduard Fischer on Mart Stam chairs, Bauhaus Dessau
Alternative title:
Eduard Fischer auf Mart Stam Stühlen, Bauhaus Dessau
Media category
Materials used
gelatin silver photograph, vintage

23.8 x 17.8 cm image/sheet

Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r. verso, pencil "Grit Kallin-Fisher / ... / ... 1928".
Purchased with funds provided by the Photography Collection Benefactors' Program 2006
Accession number
© Grit Kallin-Fischer Estate
Not on display
Further information

Grit Kallin-Fischer was born in Frankfurt in 1897, and had a long and successful career as painter, graphic artist, sculptor and photographer. She studied painting under Lovis Corinth, Leipzig 1915-17, and moved to Berlin after World War I. She trained at the Bauhaus, 1926-28, under Albers, Klee, Kandinsky, and Moholy-Nagy, the latter influencing her in the photographic aesthetic she pursued. She also worked with Oskar Schlemmer and the Bauhaus Theatre. While at the Bauhaus, Kallin-Fischer met the American student Edward L Fischer and in 1934 they married in Berlin. They moved to New York and then to Pennsylvania, where she established a studio working with a variety of mediums. Walter Gropius and Marcel Breuer collaborated in designing the Fischer residence in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

Exhibition history (1)

Modern Times, Powerhouse Museum, Australia, 01 Aug 2008–08 Feb 2009