Fehr, Gertrude

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Fehr, Gertrude Gender: F
Gertrud Fuld
born on 5 March 1895 at 23:30 (= 11:30 PM )
Place Mainz, Germany, 50n01, 8e16
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 15°07' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 03°13 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 12°16'

Gertrude Fehr (1989)
photo: Erling Mandelmann (1935–2018) Blue pencil.svg wikidata:Q689120 Erling Mandelmann, license cc-by-sa-3.0


German photographer and centenarian, some of whose work is held in the National Gallery of Canada and in the Musée de l’Elysée.

She studied photography in the workshop of Edward Wasow, and at the Bavarian School. After her apprenticeship with Wasow she established a photography studio dedicated mainly to portraits and the theatre. Hitler's rise to power forced her to go to Paris, and while there with her husband she opened PUBLI-phot, a school of photography. In Paris she began to use solarisation for her photographs. When war began in Paris, she had to go to Switzerland, where she created the photography school of Fehr. After the war, she went to Vevey, where she worked as a photography teacher for fifteen years; one of her students was Jeanloup Sieff. Beginning in the 1960s she devoted herself to doing portraits as a freelance photographer.

She died on 6 August 1996 in Montreux, aged 101.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry from Mainz City Archive.


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Centenarian, age 101)
  • Vocation : Art : Photography
  • Vocation : Education : Administrator
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher (Photography)