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Berenice Abbott
Biography
1898
Born July 17 in Springfield, Ohio.
1917
Begins attending Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.
1918-1921
Visits New York City, where she meets with Dadaists Marcel Duchamp and Man Ray, as well as writers Djuna Barnes, Malcolm Cowley, and Sadikichi Hartmann.
1921
Arrives in Paris, France.
1923
Arrives in Berlin, Germany.
1928
Acquires Eugene Atget's (1857-1927) prints and negatives to promote his oeuvre. Later Abbott organizes publications of Atget's photographs, whose archive is purchased by the Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 1968.
1929
Returns to New York City and opens a portrait studio.
1935-1958
Teaches photography at the New School for Social Research, New York.
1956
Purchases a roadside inn in Blanchard, Maine, which eventually becomes her new home, after she leaves her Commerce Street studio in New York City.
1991
Dies in Monson, Maine.
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