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ID: 500116108
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ulan/500116108

 
Record Type: Person
Becher, Hilla (German photographer and professor, 1934-2015)

Note: Born 2 September 1934. In the early 1950s, Becher trained as a photographer in Potsdam, Germany. She also worked as a commercial photographer in Hamburg, Germany. In 1957 Becher settled in Düsseldorf, Germany. From 1958 to 1961, she studied and organized a photography section at the Staatlichen Kunstakademie, Düsseldorf. In 1959, Hilla Wobeser began working with Bernd Becher in Düsseldorf as artistic and industrial photographers. In 1961 the Bechers married and began to develop a project of diocumentary photography of industrial constructions in the Netherlands. In 1974-1975 and in 1977-1978, the Bechers photographed in Pennsylvania, United States. Hilla Becher was a professor of photography at the Staatlichen Kunstakademie, Düsseldorf.

Names:
Becher, Hilla (preferred,V,index,LC)
Hilla Becher (V,display)
Wobeser, Hilla (V)
Becher, Hilla Wobeser (V)
Becher, Hilde (V)
Hilde Becher (V)
Becher, Hilda (U)

Nationalities:
German (preferred)

Roles:
artist (preferred)
painter
teacher
photographer
architect

Gender: female

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Potsdam (Brandenburg, Germany) (inhabited place)

Events:
active:   Potsdam (Brandenburg, Germany) (inhabited place)
active:   Hamburg (Hamburg state, Germany) (inhabited place)
active:   Dusseldorf (North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany) (inhabited place)
active:   Pennsylvania (United States) (state)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
parent of ....  Becher, Max  
................  (German photographer and video artist, born 1964) [500330713]
partner in ....  Becher, Bernd and Hilla  
..................  (German photographers' partnership, established 1959) [500041221]
partner of ....  Becher, Bernd  
..................  (German photographer, 1931-2007) [500027822]
spouse of ....  Becher, Bernd  
................  (German photographer, 1931-2007) [500027822]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Becher, Hilla (I)

Biographies:
(German photographer and professor, 1934-2015) ..... [VP Preferred]
(Architectural photographer, 1934-) ..... [AVERY]
(German painter, photographer, b.1934) ..... [BHA]
(German photographer and teacher; born Potsdam (Germany), 1934) ..... [CCA]
(German, b. 1934 (also Bernd and Hilla Becher)) ..... [JPGM]
(German artist, born 1934) ..... [WL-Courtauld]
(German architect, born 1934) ..... [AVERY]
(artist) ..... [GRL]
(German artist, 1934-2015) ..... [MoMA]

Additional Names:

Sources and Contributors:
Becher, Hilda ........ [GRL]
............................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 50006245
Becher, Hilde ........ [WL-Courtauld Preferred]
............................  Witt Library, Authority files
Becher, Hilla ........ [AVERY Preferred, BHA Preferred, CCA Preferred, GRL Preferred, MoMA, VP Preferred]
............................  Artists, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) New York (2000-)
............................  Avery Authority files (1963-)
............................  CCA Authority File (1980-)
............................  Chan, Hilla Becher, New York Times (2015) obit.
............................  Goldstein and Rorimer, Reconsidering the Object of Art (1995) 78
............................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 50006245
Becher, Hilla Wobeser ........ [JPGM Preferred, VP]
...........................................  Getty Museum, Authority file (2003-)
Hilde Becher ........ [VP, WL-Courtauld]
..........................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
Hilla Becher ........ [AVERY, CCA, GRL, MoMA Preferred, VP]
..........................  Artists, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) New York (2000-)
..........................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
..........................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
Wobeser, Hilla ........ [CCA, GRL, VP]
..............................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
..............................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 50006245

Subject: ........ [AVERY, BHA, CCA, Gallery Systems, GRL, JPGM, MoMA, VP, WL-Courtauld]
....................  Auer, Encyclopédie des Photographes (1985)
....................  Becher, Water Towers (1988)
....................  Bénézit, Dictionnaire des Peintres (1976)
....................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
....................  CCA Authority File (1980-)
....................  CCA Photographers' Vertical Files (n.d.)
....................  Eastman House Database [online] (n.d.)
....................  Gallery Systems (2000-) LOC ID: n50006245
....................  Getty Museum, Authority file (2003-)
....................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
....................  Goldstein and Rorimer, Reconsidering the Object of Art (1995) 78
....................  LCNAF Library of Congress Name Authority File [n.d.]
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) LOC ID: n50006245
....................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-) date from 678 field
....................  MoMA, Library Catalog (1976)
....................  Naylor, Contemporary Photographers (1988)
....................  Who's Who in the Arts: Germany, Austria & Switzerland (1978)
....................  Witt Library, Authority files
 
Note:
English .......... [AVERY, CCA, VP]
.......... Auer, Encyclopédie des Photographes (1985)
.......... CCA Photographers' Vertical Files (n.d.)
.......... Chan, Hilla Becher, New York Times (2015) obit.
.......... LCNAF Library of Congress Name Authority File [n.d.]
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