Grit Kallin-Fischer

(Germany 1897 – 17 Jul 1973)

Eduard Fischer on Mart Stam chairs, Bauhaus Dessau

Location
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.

Year
1928
Media
Photograph
Medium
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
Accession number
57.2006
Copyright
© Grit Kallin-Fischer Estate