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German, 20th century, male.

Born 1905, in Velbert (Rhineland); died 1986, in Wuppertal.

Painter, engraver, sculptor, watercolourist, photographer.

From 1929 to 1931, Batz studied sculpture at the Bauhaus School (school of design founded by Walter Gropius). He also studied painting under Wassily Kandinsky and Paul Klee. Staying for a time in France and Switzerland, from ...

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Monica Bohm-Duchen

American painter, designer, photographer and typographer, of Austrian birth. After serving in the Austrian army (1917–18), Bayer studied architecture under Professor Schmidthammer in Linz in 1919 and in 1920 worked with the architect Emanuel Margold in Darmstadt. From 1921 to 1923 he attended the ...

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German, 20th century, male.

Active in the USA.

Born 1909, in Stuttgart.

Photographer.

From 1929 to 1931, Hannes Beckmann was a student on the photography course at the Bauhaus and of Klee and Kandinsky. After living in Prague, he settled in New York, where he became director of the photography department at the Guggenheim Museum, a professor of colour and design at the Cooper School of Architecture and then an art critic at Yale University. He was a theorist of industrial aesthetics....

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Erika Billeter

Argentine photographer. Having produced his first photographs in 1928, he studied in 1932 at the Bauhaus, Berlin, under the American photographer Walter Peterhans (1897–1960). There he met the German photographer Grete Stern, whom he was later to marry and with whom he started a studio for publicity photography in Buenos Aires in ...

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American, 20th century, male.

Born 11 June 1910, in Berlin; died 7 July 2011, in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Painter, photographer, teacher.

Portraits, abstractions, landscapes.

Bauhaus.

Son of Bauhaus instructor and artist Lyonel Feininger, T. Lux Feininger studied at the Bauhaus from 1926 to 1932. At just 16, he was the youngest student to matriculate. Feininger pursued painting with Josef Albers and Làszló Moholy-Nagy but had a special affinity for Oskar Schlemmer’s experimental theatre productions. Many of his photographs feature costumed actors and surreal masks from Schlemmer’s fanciful Modernist performances....

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British, 20th century, female.

Also active in Germany and Switzerland.

Born, 18 January 1894, in Prague; died 17 May 1989, in Zurich.

Photographer, author. Portraits, industrial design, architecture.

Bauhaus.

Lucia Moholy developed her straightforward approach to photography at the Bauhaus in Weimar, where she moved with her husband Làszló Moholy-Nagy in ...

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Terence A. Senter

American painter, sculptor, photographer, designer, film maker, theorist, and teacher, of Hungarian birth. Moholy-Nagy’s importance in the 20th century is based as much on his theories as on his practical work. His ideologies related to the relationship between space, time, and light, and the interaction of man with these forces. His great achievement was that he applied his mystical outlook to highly practical enterprises and always recognized the purpose behind his creativity....