Grit Kallin-Fischer

(née Margrit Vries) 1897–1973

From 1915 to 1917 Grit Kallin-Fischer (German, 1897–1973) studied painting with Lovis Corinth at the Kunstakademie in Leipzig. She continued her education at the Bauhaus in Dessau from 1926 to 1928, working with Josef Albers, Paul Klee, and Vassili Kandinsky. She also attended László Moholy-Nagy's metal studio and Oskar Schlemmer’s stage-design studio, then took up photography. After moving to Berlin in 1928, she worked as a photographer for the journal Gebrauchsgraphik. After marrying Edward L. Fischer, another former Bauhaus student, in 1934, she moved to the US, where she was mainly involved with sculpture and graphic design.