Artist of the moment………Photographer Willy Ronis

 

 

Willy Ronis was a French photographer (The first image is the artist himself.) Willy Ronis was born in Paris, France in the year 1910. His parents had left their home countries of Odessa and Lithuania because of their treatment of Jewish people. His father ran a portrait photography studio and his mother gave piano lessons.

His father would pass away from cancer in the mid 1930s and Ronis took over the family business of shooting portraits. This business would fail soon after his father’s death, and Willy Ronis would go on to be a free lance photographer.

Price range information: Most works priced between $2,000 and $20,000.

The artist became the first French photographer to work for the magazine Life.

Ronis was the recipient of a gold medal award at the 1957 Venice Biennial.

Below a wonderful selection of images by Willy Ronis:

Willy Ronis passed away in 2009.

Similar to other luminaries such as Diane Arbus, Willy Ronis did a wonderful job at capturing the feeling of a moment. Be it romance or a cat that is taken by a bird or a something in a window, the artist was magnificent at documenting fleeting moments of time.

For sure my favorite photographer of cats!

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