Portrait of Sibyl Moholy-Nagy by Frank Levstik.
October 29, 1903|
January 8, 1971 (aged 67)|
New York City
Born Dorothea Maria Pauline Alice Sybille Pietzsche 1903 in Dresden, Germany. Birthdate also cited as 1905. 1920's marries, but soon separates from and then obtains a divorce from Carl Dreyfus. 1929(or 1931?) meets László Moholy-Nagy while working in the scenario office of the Tobis [Moving] Picture Syndicate in Berlin. 1932 marries László Moholy-Nagy. 1934(?) emigrates to the United States. 1944 her only published novel, Children's Children, appears. 1946 Laszlo Moholy-Nagy dies of leukemia. 1947 assumes first full-time teaching position at the Institute of Design in Chicago. 1948 teaches for a year at Bradley University in Peoria. 1949 moves to California, where she teaches at the Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design in San Francisco and at the University of California at Berkeley. 1951 returns back east to accept a position at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. 1969 retires as full professor from the Pratt Institute. 1971 dies in New York Hospital (NYC) on January 8th, at age 67.