1896, Germany – 1984, USA
Breitenbach attended Ludwig-Maximillian University in Munich, Germany, and became active in the Youth Section and later the Pacifist wing of the Social Democratic Party. He opened a photographic studio in 1931, but the Nazis forced him to flee to Paris in 1933 where he opened a new studio. He went from there to New York, where he worked for the American press and taught at several schools, including Black Mountain College, USA, and The New School for Social Research, USA. He exhibited extensively in Europe in the 1930s (principally in Paris and London) and in the United States from the 1940s to the mid-1960s, including the Museum of Modern Art, USA.
Joseph Brietenbach. Dr Rieger and J Greno, Munich, 1933.