portfolio 3

UMBO
10 Photographs 1927–1930

Portfolio 1980

UMBO (Otto Umbehr) (1902–1980)

Ruth with Mask, 1927

gelatin silver print, printed 1980

17,8 x 12,8 cm

© Galerie Rudolf Kicken, Cologne 1980 / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

UMBO (Otto Umbehr) (1902–1980)

Portrait W.B., 1928

gelatin silver print, printed 1980

23,5 x 17,5 cm

© Galerie Rudolf Kicken, Cologne 1980 / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

UMBO (Otto Umbehr) (1902–1980)

Kolja Wassilieff paints Valeska Gert, 1928

gelatin silver print, printed 1980

23,5 x 17 cm

© Galerie Rudolf Kicken, Cologne 1980 / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

UMBO (Otto Umbehr) (1902–1980)

Dreamers, 1928/29

gelatin silver print, printed 1980

29 x 21 cm

© Galerie Rudolf Kicken, Cologne 1980 / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

UMBO (Otto Umbehr) (1902–1980)

Slippers, 1928/29

gelatin silver print, printed 1980

23 x 16,7 cm

© Galerie Rudolf Kicken, Cologne 1980 / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

UMBO (Otto Umbehr) (1902–1980)

Berlin School for variety artists, 1930

gelatin silver print, printed 1980

22,5 x 28,5 cm

© Galerie Rudolf Kicken, Cologne 1980 / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

UMBO (Otto Umbehr) (1902–1980)

Weird street, 1928

gelatin silver print, printed 1980

28 x 20 cm

© Galerie Rudolf Kicken, Cologne 1980 / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

UMBO (Otto Umbehr) (1902–1980)

On the beach, 1928

gelatin silver print, printed 1980

29,5 x 21 cm

© Galerie Rudolf Kicken, Cologne 1980 / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

UMBO (Otto Umbehr) (1902–1980)

Clown Grock, 1928/29

gelatin silver print, printed 1980

29 x 22 cm

© Galerie Rudolf Kicken, Cologne 1980 / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

 

Biography
1902 born in Düsseldorf as Otto Umbehr. 1916 joined the "Wandervogel"-Movement. 1921 training at the "Bauhaus" with, among others, Johannes Itten. 1924 first contacts with photography. 1926 engaged as a portrait photographer with DEPHOT under Simon Guttmann, 1933 DEPHOT dissolved; freelance photographer and photo reporter. 1938 guarantee contract with Ullstein publishers. Since 1945 in Hannover; publicity photography, local reporter with "Hannoversche Presse". 1957–1972 teacher of photography in Bad Pyrmont, since 1965 also teacher in Hannover and Hildesheim. Died 1980 in Hannover.

The portfolio contains ten autographed original photographs and is published in a limited edition of fifty copies and a further five for the artist. Of the fifty, twenty-five are published in the USA. The photographs were printed on Kodak paper Ektalure G by Christine Sander under the supervision of UMBO. Due of the sudden death of UMBO some photographs in a few portfolios could not be signed. They are authorized on the verso by means of an estate stamp and the signature of his daughter, Phyllis Umbehr.