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DAC Collection Artist Information

Alexander Alland

American photographer, born Ukraine, active Turkey and United States

Brief biography, in most instances from the Union List of Artist Names® Online:
Born 6 August 1902. In 1920, Alland was an apprentice to a photographer in Constantinople, Turkey. He ran a portrait studio in that city until 1922. In 1923, Alland emigrated to New York City, New York, United States. From 1936, Alland worked in New York City as a freelance photographer producing photo murals. From 1940 to 1944, Alland was employed as a photographic technician at the United States War Department.

Artist ID number in the Union List of Artist Names®: ULAN 500037091.
The ULAN link above leads to a cataloging authority record at the Getty Research Institute.

Objects related to Alexander Alland:

Alexander Alland The Hobo News—God Bless America, 1940 Gelatin silver print
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ULAN biographical content is displayed with permission of the Getty Research Institute. Some ULAN content in some DAC artist records has been lightly edited. Content from the Getty Research Institute is © 2019 The J. Paul Getty Trust. All rights reserved.

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