Otto Umbehr*, 1902-1980

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Otto Umbehr (1902-1980) was born in Düsseldorf as the second of six children of Karl Friedrich Umbehr, an industrial architect. His mother, Frieda, died in 1910. He was admitted to the Bauhaus in 1921 where he studied with László Moholy-Nagy, one of the most important Bauhaus photographers. He was also greatly influenced by the aesthetic education of Johannes Itten.