Ella Bergmann-Michel (1896-1971) is a major German abstract artist, photographer and documentary filmmaker. She is renowned for her creations at the crossroads of many European artistic movements, from constructivism to surrealism, including the Dada movement. By using wood, metal and any other obscure material Bergmann-Michel would create very exact and scientific looking collages. Close to the school of Bauhaus , she is a pioneer in the technique of photocollage. Her work explores technology as an artistic resonance in a century celebrating progress.
Bergmann-Michel’s style was very specialized and unique. By 1915 she experimented with a collage technique in the constructivist style. By using wood, metal and any other obscure material Bergmann-Michel would create very exact and scientific looking collages. Bergmann became one of the first artists of the constructivist movement to incorporate photography into her artwork, this was a very important advancement of abstract art, one that was used often by more contemporary artists such as Andy Warhol.