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André Kertész

American photographer, born Hungary

Brief biography, in most instances from the Union List of Artist Names® Online:
Kertész began taking photographs at the age of 12. He concentrated on the qualities of quotidian events in his work. In 1914, he served in the Austro-Hungarian army. From 1922 to 1925, Kertész lived in Paris, selling his photographs for 25 francs in order to make a living. In 1937, he moved to New York City and began his association with "Harper's Bazaar," "Vogue," and "Colliers" magazines. His work often concentrates on abstract shapes and shadows created by ordinary objects. After a serious illness, Kertész canceled his contracts with magazines and worked as a freelance photographer until his death.

Artist ID number in the Union List of Artist Names®: ULAN 500019907.
The ULAN link above leads to a cataloging authority record at the Getty Research Institute.

Objects related to André Kertész:

André Kertész Boy Sleeping, Budapest, 1912, 1912 (printed later) Gelatin silver print
André Kertész Satiric Dancer, Paris, 1926, 1926 Gelatin silver print
André Kertész Meudon, 1928, 1928 Gelatin silver print
André Kertész A Window on Quai Voltaire, Paris, 1928, 1928 Gelatin silver print
André Kertész Montparnasse, Paris, 1928, 1928 Gelatin silver print
André Kertész Carrefour, Blois, 1930, 1930 Gelatin silver print
André Kertész Distortion No. 91, 1933 Gelatin silver print
André Kertész Dubo, Dubon, Dubonnet, Paris, 1934, 1934 Gelatin silver print
André Kertész Arm and Ventilator, New York, 1937, 1937 Gelatin silver print
André Kertész Homing Ship, New York, 1944, 1944 Gelatin silver print
André Kertész The White Horse, 1962 Gelatin silver print
André Kertész Martinique, January 1, 1972, 1972 Gelatin silver print
André Kertész Museum, Szentendre, Hungary, 1975, 1975 Gelatin silver print
André Kertész Puddle, New York, 1967 Gelatin silver print
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