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Title

Eduard Fischer on Mart Stam chairs, Bauhaus Dessau

1928

Artist

Grit Kallin-Fischer

Germany

1897 – 17 Jul 1973

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  • Details

    Alternative title
    Eduard Fischer auf Mart Stam Stühlen, Bauhaus Dessau
    Date
    1928
    Media category
    Photograph
    Materials used
    gelatin silver photograph, vintage
    Dimensions
    23.8 x 17.8 cm image/sheet
    Signature & date

    Signed and dated l.r. verso, pencil "Grit Kallin-Fisher / ... / ... 1928".

    Credit
    Purchased with funds provided by the Photography Collection Benefactors' Program 2006
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    57.2006
    Copyright
    © Grit Kallin-Fischer Estate
    Artist information
    Grit Kallin-Fischer

    Works in the collection

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  • About

    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

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

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

    • Bauhaus Now !, Museum of Brisbane, Brisbane, 18 Sep 2020–18 Apr 2021

Other works by Grit Kallin-Fischer