Monday, November 3

Umbo


The Roving Reporter, photomontage, 1926
Wikipedia - "Umbo, born Otto Umbehr (January 18, 1902 – May 13, 1980), was a German photographer. He was born in Dusseldorp and is known for his photo journalism as well as artworks. Otto was the second of six children of industrial architect Karl Friedrich Umbehr. His mother Frieda died when he was a young boy. He was trained in Duisburg, Aachen and Düsseldorf. In 1921 he studied at the Bauhaus in Weimar where he became acquainted with Johannes Itten, Oskar Schlemmer, Paul Citroen, Wassily Kandinsky and Eva Besnyö. He was influenced by László Moholy-Nagy, one of the most important photographers of the Bauhaus."
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Metropolitan Museum of Art - Umbo: Mystery of the Street
The Art Institute of Chicago
Weimar
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