(b Vienna, 10 Nov 1906; d New York, 30 March 1983).
American photographer of Austrian birth. A school-friend of Gertrude
Schoenberg, she studied music first with her father Arnold Schoenberg,
before continuing her studies in Paris. She was a self-taught photographer
and tried to find ways of working in photography, training as a technician
in a photographic laboratory. In 1938 she settled in New York. Two years
later the photographer Ralph Steiner (1899–1986) published her series of
photographs, Promenade des Anglais, which she had taken in Nice in
1937. The series was characteristic of her work in revealing her obvious
love of people, seen for example in Promenade des Anglais (1937),
which depicts a rotund woman in a large sunhat, sitting precariously on a
bench. The photographers Alexey Brodovitch (1898–1971) and Beaumont Newhall
(b 1908) were impressed by her work.
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