Atelier d’Ora*

11.08.2012 in11:18 in Old Masters, People, Portraits -->


Dora Philippine Kallmus (1881-1963) was born to a Jewish family in Vienna. Though her mother, Malvine (née Sonnenberg), died when she was young, her family remained an important source of emotional and financial support in her career. She became interested in the field while assisting painter Hans Makart and in 1905 became the first woman accepted by the Association of Austrian photographers. At that time she was also the first woman allowed to study theory at theGraphischen Lehr- und Versuchsanstalt, which only in 1908 granted women access to other courses in photography.