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Born: Hannah Johanne Höch 
Other: Hannah Hoch 
Dates:  1889, 1 November - 1978, 31 May
Born:  Germany, Thuringia, Erfurt district, Gotha
Active:  Germany
 
  
German painter and photographer, best known for photomontages.

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Biography provided by Focal Press 
  
Höch’s photomontages, which established the appropriation motif of big heads on little bodies, explored women’s changing social identity through allegory, caricature, the grotesque, and irony. Mirroring her Dadaist attentiveness to alienation and estrangement, she took the familiar and made it unfamiliar, reflecting the shattering and rearranging of traditional women’s roles, involving children, kitchen, and church. Höch’s disruptive emotionally and sexually charged work played on tensions between anger/violence and pleasure/beauty to investigate issues of gender and bourgeois culture. Höch also made montages that fused Western and tribal imagery, thus dissolving the hierarchy that had defined their cultural relationship. 
  
(Author: Robert Hirsch - Independent scholar and writer) 
  
Michael Peres (Editor-in-Chief), 2007, Focal Encyclopedia of Photography, 4th edition, (Focal Press) [ISBN-10: 0240807405, ISBN-13: 978-0240807409] 
(Used with permission) 
  

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Hannah Höch
Self-Portrait in her studio (Autoportrait avec une lézarde) 
1930 (ca)
 
  
Family history 
  
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Internet biographies

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Getty Research, Los Angeles, USA has an ULAN (Union List of Artists Names Online) entry for this photographer. This is useful for checking names and they frequently provide a brief biography. Go to website
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Printed biographies

The following books are useful starting points to obtain brief biographies but they are not substitutes for the monographs on individual photographers.

 
• Fernandez, Horacio (ed.) 2000 Fotografía Pública: Photography in Print 1919-1939 (Aldeasa) p.123 [This Spanish exhibition catalogue is one of the best sources for illustrations of photomontage and book design for the period between the two World Wars.] 
  
• Lenman, Robin (ed.) 2005 The Oxford Companion to the Photograph (Oxford: Oxford University Press)  [Includes a short biography on Hannah Höch.] 
  
 

Useful printed stuff

If there is an analysis of a single photograph or a useful self portrait I will highlight it here.

 
• Newhall, Beaumont 1982 The History of Photography - Fifth Edition (London: Secker & Warburg) [One or more photographs by Hannah Höch are included in this classic history.] 
  
 
  
 
  
 
  
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