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Rudy Burckhardt | the artist






The artist Rudy Burckhardt
Born 1914, Basel, Switzerland.
Died Aug 1 1999, Main, USA.
Style and technique of the artist: Photography,


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Rudy Burckhardt artworks on eBay
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Burckhardt's arresting and intimate portraits of artists derive mostly from his work for Art News during the 1950s and early '60s. Under the rubric an artist "Paints a Picture," the magazine published a series of articles on emerging artists featuring a different profile nearly every month...

MOMA: A Walk through Astoria and Other Places in Queens

Rudy Burckhardt (1914-1999) is best known for his photography of New York and other cities. His signature image explores the quirks of modern urban life, in particular the exuberant life of the streets from the perspective of the pedestrian. He is also celebrated for canonical portraits of New York artists at work, and for his film and collaborations with leading artists, poets and musicians of the New York School...

Rudy Burckhardt's photographs of New York on ordinary days in the 1930s and 1940s still offer plenty to see, read, and observe in 2003. The selection of 36 vintage prints displayed at Tibor de Nagy, the largest of which was 13" x 10", had surfaces beautifully rich in silver that were as anachronistic as the details of dress and commercial graphic design...

A Short Biographical Sketch