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Trude Fleischmann (1895-1990) studied at the Graphische Lehr- und Versuchanstalt in Vienna before working at the fashionable photography studios of Dora Kallmus (1881-1963) – Atelier d’Ora – and Hermann Schieberth (1876-1948). She joined the Photographische Gesellschaft Wien in 1919 and opened her own photographic studio a year later. Known for her portraits of music and theatre celebrities, Fleischmann’s work was often published in Die BühneModerne WeltWelt und Mode and Uhu. She won international acclaim in 1925 after her series of dancer Claire Bauroff (1896-1984) were confiscated by the police. However, she was forced into exile following the Anschluss in 1938, after which she travelled to Paris, London and finally New York in April 1939. A year later, she opened a studio next to Carnegie Hall where she photographed notable celebrities such as Albert Einstein (1879-1955), Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962) and Oskar Kokoschka (1886-1980). Fleischmann also worked as a successful fashion photographer, contributing to magazines such as Vogue.   


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