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André Kertész

 
André Kertész

19th-20th century American photographer
(Hungary, 1894 - 1985, New York City, New York)

Kertész began taking photographs at the age of 12, and throughout his life, concentrated on the timeless essential qualities of day-to-day events. 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.

21 objects

Hungarian Landscape

1914
gelatin silver print
Gift of Michael G. Frieze, Class of 1960
1982.22.1
 

Tisza-Szalka

1924
gelatin silver print
Gift of Michael G. Frieze, Class of 1960
1982.22.2
 

Bocskay Ter

1914
gelatin silver print
Gift of Michael G. Frieze, Class of 1960
1982.22.3
 

Circus

1920
gelatin silver print
Gift of Michael G. Frieze, Class of 1960
1982.22.4
 

Hazy Day

1920
gelatin silver print
Gift of Michael G. Frieze, Class of 1960
1982.22.5
 

Sunset

1917
gelatin silver print
Gift of Michael G. Frieze, Class of 1960
1982.22.6
 

Wandering Violinist

1921
gelatin silver print
Gift of Michael G. Frieze, Class of 1960
1982.22.7
 

My Brothers

1919
gelatin silver print
Gift of Michael G. Frieze, Class of 1960
1982.22.8
 

The Swing

1917
gelatin silver print
Gift of Michael G. Frieze, Class of 1960
1982.22.9
 

Trio

1923
gelatin silver print
Gift of Michael G. Frieze, Class of 1960
1982.22.10
 

Heavy Burden

1916
gelatin silver print
Gift of Michael G. Frieze, Class of 1960
1982.22.11
 

Country Accident

1916
gelatin silver print
Gift of Michael G. Frieze, Class of 1960
1982.22.12
 

Transport

1918
gelatin silver print
Gift of Michael G. Frieze, Class of 1960
1982.22.13
 

Forced March Between Lonie and Mitulen

1915
gelatin silver print
Gift of Michael G. Frieze
1982.22.14
 

Budafok

1919
gelatin silver print
Gift of Michael G. Frieze, Class of 1960
1982.22.15
 

Meudon

1928
gelatin silver print
Museum Purchase, Lloyd O. and Marjorie Strong Coulter Fund
1984.1
 

Fireladder, Paris

1930
gelatin silver print
Museum Purchase
1986.37
 

Martinique

1972
gelatin silver print
Museum Purchase, Lloyd O. and Marjorie Strong Coulter Fund
1986.99
 

Charles Maurras at the 'Action Francaise'

1928
gelatin silver print
Museum Purchase
1989.66
 

[Dog with Picasso sculpture & highrise building]

4/13/1969
gelatin silver print
Gift of Hilton and Esta Kramer
2015.4
 

Distortion #24

1933 (printed ca. 1933)
gelatin silver print on paper
Museum Purchase, Gridley W. Tarbell II Fund and Art Collections Purchase Fund
2014.6