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Contact: Alex Novak and Marthe Smith|
Company: Contemporary Works / Vintage Works, Ltd.
258 Inverness Circle
Chalfont, PA 18914 USA
Ref.#: 12768Price: $800
Medium: Silver print on carte postal stockMount: unmountedPhoto Date: 1930sPrint Date: 1930sDimensions: 5-1/2 x 3-7/16 in. (140 x 87 mm)Photo Country: BelgiumPhotographer Country: Belgium
With photographer's blindstamp on the bottom right recto and his blue ink stamp on the verso.
Willy Kessels was born in Termonde, Belgium, in January 1898. After completing the Ecole des Beaux Arts of Gent, he went to Brussels and during the 1920s worked there as a sculptor and architectural draftsman. He met Le Corbusier in 1928. He began his photographic career in 1929, considering this as a logical next step to his previous work. He saw in photography a modern means of representing the world. Kessels was very active during the 1920's and 30's, contracting to photograph industrial installations and advertising campaigns. His photo-montages, aerial views, angles and his work with light, illustrate the modern tendency of Belgian photography, which remained heavily influenced by Pictorialism. He is perhaps best known though for his nudes. Kessels died in 1974. Shipping and insurance costs will be added to the price and must be paid for by the buyer. Pennsylvania buyers must pay appropriate local sales tax. International clients are responsible for their VAT and other custom's oriented charges.