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ID: 500124356
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ulan/500124356

 

Record Type: Person
Peterhans, Walter (German photographer and teacher, 1897-1960, active in United States)

Note: From 1925 to 1926, Walter Peterhans studied photographic reproduction techniques at the Leipzig's State Academy of Printing and Graphic Art and earned a master's degree in photography at Weimar in 1926. Peterhans established and directed the department of photography at the Dessau Bauhaus and at Mies van der Rohe's Bauhaus Institute in Berlin from 1929 to 1933. In 1938, Peterhans abandoned photography and emigrated to the United States. From 1938 until his death in 1960, Peterhans taught art history and visual awareness courses as a professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology. Born 12 June 1897; died 12 April 1960. From 1927 to 1929, Peterhans operated a freelance photographic studio specializing in industrial and portrait photography in Berlin, Germany. From 1929 to 1932, Peterhans was the head of the Photography Department at the Bauhaus, Dessau, Germany. From 1932 to 1933, he was the head of the Photography Department at the private Bauhaus school in Berlin opened by Mies van der Rohe. From 1935 to 1938, Peterhans worked as a freelance industrial and commercial photographer in Berlin, Germany. In 1938, Peterhans stopped practising photography. Peterhans emigrated to the United States in 1938 and worked as a professor of Visual Training, Analysis and History of Art at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, until his death in 1960. German-born photographer and teacher of design.

Names:
Peterhans, Walter (preferred,V,index)
Walter Peterhans (V,display)
Peterhans, Walter A. (V)
Walter A. Peterhans (U)

Nationalities:
American (preferred)
German

Roles:
artist (preferred)
photographer
art historian
professor

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Frankfurt an der Oder (Brandenburg, Germany) (inhabited place)
Died:  Stetten (Aargau, Switzerland) (inhabited place)

Events:
active:   1927 - 1929  Berlin state (Germany) (state)
active:   1929 - 1932  Dessau (Saxony-Anhalt, Germany) (inhabited place)
active:   1932 - 1938  Berlin state (Germany) (state)
active:   1938 - 1960  Chicago (Cook county, Illinois, United States) (inhabited place)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
professor at (person to institution) ....  Bauhaus  
................................................................  (German art school, 1919-1933) [500125058]
teacher of ....  Coppola, Horacio  from 1932 to 1933
..................  (Argentine photographer, 1906-2012) [500037087]
teacher of ....  Feist, Werner David  from 1928 to 1929
..................  (Canadian and German photographer and designer, born 1909) [500037090]
teacher of ....  Stern, Grete  
..................  (German photographer and designer, 1904-1999, active in Argentina) [500032972]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Peterhans, Walter (I)

Biographies:
(German photographer and teacher, 1897-1960, active in United States) ..... [VP Preferred]
(German-born photographer and teacher of design) ..... [AVERY]
(German photographer, 1897-1960) ..... [BHA]
(American and German photographer, professor and art historian; born Frankfurt (Germany), 1897; died Stetten (West Germany, now Germany), 1960) ..... [CCA]
(American (b. Germany), 1897-1960) ..... [JPGM]
(German photographer, contemporary) ..... [AVERY]
(American artist, born Germany. 1897-1960) ..... [MoMA]

Additional Names:

Sources and Contributors:
Peterhans, Walter ........ [AVERY Preferred, BHA Preferred, CCA Preferred, JPGM Preferred, VP Preferred]
....................................  Avery Authority files (1963-)
....................................  Getty Museum, Authority file (2003-)
....................................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
Peterhans, Walter A. ........ [CCA, MoMA, VP]
.........................................  Artists, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) New York (2000-)
.........................................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
.........................................  Eskind and Drake, Index to American Photographic Collections (1990)
Walter A. Peterhans ........ [MoMA Preferred]
.......................................  Artists, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) New York (2000-)
Walter Peterhans ........ [CCA, VP]
..................................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
..................................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules

Subject: ........ [AVERY, BHA, CCA, Gallery Systems, JPGM, MoMA, VP]
....................  Auer, Encyclop├ędie des Photographes (1985)
....................  Avant-garde photography in Germany (1980)
....................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
....................  Coke, Avant Garde Photography in Germany (1982) 51
....................  Eastman House Database [online] (n.d.)
....................  Eskind and Drake, Index to American Photographic Collections (1990)
....................  Gallery Systems (2000-) LOC ID: n92119357
....................  Getty Museum, Authority file (2003-)
....................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
....................  Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) accessed 13 October 2003
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) LOC ID: n92119357
....................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
....................  Naylor, Contemporary Photographers (1988)
....................  Reflections (1983-)
....................  RLIN authority files (1988-) FLUGADJ2476-B
....................  RLIN bks file: FLUGADJ2476-B; Reflections:the journal of the School of Architecture. Univ. of Ill. at Urbana-Champaign
....................  Wingler, The Bauhaus (1969) 498
 
Note:
English .......... [AVERY, CCA, VP]
.......... Eskind and Drake, Index to American Photographic Collections (1990) 383
.......... Naylor, Contemporary Photographers (1988)
.......... RLIN bks file: FLUGADJ2476-B; Reflections:the journal of the School of Architecture. Univ. of Ill. at Urbana-Champaign
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