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(1897-1969) was a famous American photographer of German origin.
In the 1930s, he published collages mocking Adolf Hitler. In 1936, he
emigrated to Paris. With the German occupation, he was interned in a
concentration camp in 1940 because he was Jewish. In 1941, he could escape
to the USA.
In the 1940s and 1950s he became famous for his fashion photography,
working for Vogue and Harper's Bazaar, and also for artistic nude
photography. In the 1960s, he worked on his autobiography which found no
publisher because it was considered to be too ironic towards society, and
was published only after his death.
Erwin Blumenfeld was a renowned photographer whose work is situated
between 1930 and 1969. He was born in Berlin on 26 January 1897, moved to
Holland late 1918, and started a professional career in photography in
1934. He moved to France in 1936 and came to the United States in 1941
where he became a US citizen in 1946. His more personal work is in black
and white; his commercial work in fashion, much for Vogue and Harper's
Bazaar, is mostly in color. In both media he was a great innovator. In
black and white he did all his work personally in the dark room. In color
he drew on his extensive background in classical and modern painting. He
married Lena Citroen in Holland in 1921 and had three children there:
Lisette, Henry Alexander and Frank Yorick. He died in Rome on July 4th,
Wet Veil, Paris, 1937
Sleeping face of Marua Motherwell
Color , 1984
Lisa Fossangrives on the Eiffel Tower
Untitled, Paris, 1937
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