(Germany 1897 – 17 Jul 1973)
Eduard Fischer on Mart Stam chairs, Bauhaus Dessau
- 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.
- 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