Brief biography, in most instances from the Union List of Artist Names® Online:
Bing was one of the main figures of New Photography in Paris in the 1930s. Born 23 March 1899 in Germany. In 1929–1930 Bing photographed avant-garde architecture in Frankfurt am Main. In 1930 she moved to Paris, France. In 1934 Bing experimented with the solarization technique. She emigrated to New York City, New York, United States in 1941. In 1957 Bing abandoned black and white film and began to work exclusively in colour. In 1959 Bing gave up photography and devoted herself to painting and poetry.
Artist ID number in the Union List of Artist Names®:ULAN 500007274. The ULAN link above leads to a cataloging authority record at the Getty Research Institute.
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