DAC Collection Artist Information
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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