Andre Kertesz | the artist

The artist Andre Kertesz
Born 1894, Budapest, Hungaria.
Died 1985, New York, USA.
Style and technique of the artist: Photography,

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The Hungarian-born photographer André Kertész met with great success in pre-World War II Paris. Recognized as a pioneer in small-format photography (using the newly introduced Leica camera) and a celebrated member of the milieu of Piet Mondrian, Fernand Léger, and Tristan Tzara, he was published in numerous magazines, including L'Art vivant, L'Image, Vogue, Paris Magazine, Neue Jugend, Münchner Illustrierte Presse, Uhu, The Sphere, and, most often, Vu...

During the nearly seventy years of his career André Kertész took pictures of people reading - while sitting or laying down, at home or in the street, being alone or in the midst of a crowd. 'L'intime plaisir de lire' presents over 40 of these images, most of them made between 1912 and 1981 in Hungary, France and America, the three countries in which Kertész lived...

Henri Cartier-Bresson once stated on behalf of himself, Robert Capa, and Brassaï, “Whatever we have done, Kertész did first.”

In a 70-year career, which spanned much of the 20th century, André Kertész (1894–1985) made some of the most deceptively simple yet compelling and poetic photographs that have ever been created...