(Germany 1897 – 17 Jul 1973)
23.8 x 17.8 cm image/sheet
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.
Modern Times, Powerhouse Museum, Australia, 01 Aug 2008–08 Feb 2009