Josef Ehm Summer (Two Women and Man in Bathing Suit under Parasol)
Medium Silver print
Photo Date 1934 Print Date 1934
Dimensions 3-1/2 x 2-1/4 in. (89 x 57 mm)
Photo Country Czech Republic
Photographer Country Czech Republic
Contact Alex Novak and Marthe Smith
About This Image
With photographer's stamp on verso. His vintage contact prints from the 1930s are very rare and sought after. For two variations of this image, see: Fotografick? obzor (Photographic Horizon, monthly magazine), 1940, No.7, p.78 and Jirí Ma?ín, Josef Ehm (SNKLHU, Prague 1961), pl.1. Provenance: the artist's wife's personal collection.
Josef Ehm was born August 1, 1909 in Habartov, Czechoslovakia. Along with Jamomir Funke, he was a teacher at the State School of Graphic Art in Prague from 1934 to 1946. In 1935 he participated in preparation of the legendary book "Photography Sees Surface". His artistic photographs are renowned for a unique combination of avant-garde creative methods and technical brilliance. He was a part of the New Objectivity movement. He died in 1989.
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