Lotte Jacobi American, b. Germany, 1896-1990 Lotte Jacobi was a fourth-generation photographer. Following studies in art history, literature, photography, and film at the Posen Academy, the Staatliche Höhere Fach Schule für Phototechnik, and the University of Munich, Jacobi took over her father's Berlin studio in 1927. She ran it until 1935, producing numerous portraits of actors, artists, scientists, and politicians, then immigrated to the United and opened a studio in New York City. Working in a casual, understated manner, Jacobi created natural-looking portraits that reflected the style and personality of her sitters, among them, Alfred Einstein, Marc Chagall, Alfred Stieglitz, Paul Robeson, Robert Frost, and Eleanor Roosevelt. In the 1940s Jacobi began making abstract light drawings, which she called "photogenic drawings." In these experimental studies, made without a camera, she worked with light, motion, and photosensitized paper to create images filled with the fleeting movement of light and shadow. In 1955 Jacobi left New York for Deering, New Hampshire, where she lived and worked until her death. M.M.