Willy Ronis The Painter, probably Andre L'Hote, Holding Court in His Studio
Medium Silver print
Photo Date 1948 Print Date 1948
Dimensions 8-1/8 x 7-1/16 in. (206 x 179 mm)
Photo Country France
Photographer Country France
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About This Image
Photographer's stamp on the verso. Also date stamped "23 Sep 1948". Born in 1885 L'Hote was an important and influential French artist who taught many important contemporary artists his style of cubism. He once said, "To use color well is as difficult as for a fish to pass from water to air or earth. " He died in 1962.
Willy Ronis was born in Paris in 1910. He became a full-time photographer in 1945. He joined Doisneau, Brassaï and others at the Rapho Agency. He was the first French photographer to work for LIFE Magazine, and Edward Steichen exhibited him at the Museum of Modern Art in 1953 in a show called Four French Photographers. He was also part of the Family of Man exhibit. Ronis passed away on September 12, 2009.
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