The Museum of Avant-garde

Lucia Moholy

Czech Republic (1894—1989)
After graduating in history and philosophy at the University of Prague, Lucia Moholy started to work in publishing. In 1920 she met László Moholy-Nagy in Berlin. The couple moved to Bauhaus Weimar, where László headed the photography workshop, while Lucia attended the course and documented the life and work of many protagonists of the Bauhaus – this body of work was left to Gropius, who never fully returned it. They experimented with photograms and with various techniques and they continued to work together also at the Bauhaus Dessau. After their separation, she took on Otto Umbehr’s role at Itten’s School in Berlin. She travelled to Paris and London, before settling down in Switzerland.