He studied law at the University of Gottingen, Germany. Self-taught as a photographer.
Springer came to the United States in 1937 and pursued his art. He established the Springer Publishing Company in New York in 1950. Besides photography, the artist also painted in watercolor and acrylics and sculpted in wood, using an abstract style for both. His wife, Ursula, has continued the publishing company.
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In his photography, Springer's interest were "visual beauty in nature, in architecture, in everyday objects, in the effects of shadow and light," writes his wife, Ursula.