Berenice Abbott was born in
Springford, Ohio, in 1898. After graduating from Ohio State
University, she moved to New York to study journalism, but eventually
decided on sculpture and painting.
In 1921, she moved to Paris to study with sculptor Emile Bourdelle.
Abbot also worked with the surrealist photographer, Man Ray
(1923-25), before opening her own studio in Paris. She photographed
the leading artists in France and had her first exhibition at
the Au Sacre du Printemps Gallery in 1926.
Abbott returned to the United States in 1929, and embarked on
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