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Title

Eduard Fischer on Mart Stam chairs, Bauhaus Dessau

1928


Artist

Grit Kallin-Fischer

Germany

1897 - 17 Jul 1973


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.


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


Artist information

Grit Kallin-Fischer

Works in the collection

4


Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


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

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