Lucia Moholy

1894–1989

Lucia Moholy (German, 1894–1989, née Schulz), a trained teacher and publishing house editor, married László Moholy-Nagy in 1921 and worked with him intensively on book projects and photo experiments. At the Bauhaus in Weimar she was in charge of the photographic documentation of Bauhaus products, and after 1926 at the Bauhaus in Dessau she specialized in portrait and architecture photography. After separating from Moholy-Nagy she taught at the Itten-Schule in Berlin from 1930 to 1932. In 1934 she emigrated to London, where she became head of a technical reproduction facility in 1942. From 1960 on she devoted herself to reconstructing her lost archive.