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Poster of the Day – Andre Kertesz

Known for his extended study of Washington Square Park and his distorted nudes of the 1930s, Andre Kertesz was a quiet but important influence on the coming of age of photojournalism and the art of photography. In 1912 Kertész bought his … Continue reading

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Gyorgy Kepes

Born in Selyp, Hungary in 1906, Gyorgy Kepes was a painter, designer, educator and art theorist. After emigrating to the U.S. in 1937, he taught design at the New Bauhaus (later the School of Design, then Institute of Design, then … Continue reading

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Poster of the day – László Moholy-Nagy, Light Space Modulator, 1922 – 1930

Exhibited at the Howard Wise Gallery, Light Space Modulator was described by Moholy-Nagy as an “apparatus for the demonstration of the effects of light and movement.” László Moholy-Nagy was a Jewish-Hungarian painter and photographer as well as professor in the Bauhaus … Continue reading

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Brassaï 1899-1984

Brassaï was a leading member of the French “school” of photography, he was born Jules Halasz in Brasov, Hungary. (He takes his pseudonym from his birthplace.) Originally Brassai had an aversion to photography. As a young man, he studied painting … Continue reading

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