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Artist of the moment…..photographer Andre Kertesz

Andre Kertesz was a wonderful photographer born in Budapest, Hungary in the year 1894. Kertesz was renown for his work with experimental photography. He enjoyed distorting the female figure. Kertesz also enjoyed shooting the still fife and architecture works. His architecture studies remind me of the paintings of Dean Mitchell or Ed Hopper.

Whilst working as a clerk at the Budapest Stock Exchange he bought his first camera in 1912, at the age of eighteen years old.

The artist relocated to to Paris in 1925 where he would have his first exhibition in 1927.

Published three books of his photographs in the 1930s.

Andre Kertesz immigrated to the United States in 1936.

Winner of a Guggenheim Fellowship.

A great selection of works by Andre the artist:

Andre Kertesz passed away in 1985 at the age of 101 years old.

A wonderful documentary on Andre Kertesz about a half hour in length:

price range information: Works range from $2,500 to $200,000.

The artist is included in many prominent collections including the Museum of Contemporary Art  in Los Angeles, California, the National Gallery of Canada in Ottowa, and the Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois.

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