Sasha Stone


Sasha Stone (Russian, 1895-1940) was born Alexander Serge Steinsapir and trained as an electrical engineer in Warsaw. Stone emigrated to the US in 1913, where he founded a studio for wrought-iron craftsmanship. He returned to Europe during World War I as a flying instructor for the US Army Air Service. After studying painting and sculpture in Paris he moved to Berlin in 1922. Along with Werner Gräff, Raoul Hausmann, und Walter Ruttmann, Stone belonged to the avant-garde circle of the magazine G. Gestaltung. Around 1924 he and his companion Cami Stone founded a studio for commercial photography. Sixty of Stone’s photos were shown in the 1929 exhibition Film und Foto in Stuttgart. Stone immigrated to Belgium in 1932.