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|Company: Contemporary Works / Vintage Works, Ltd.|
258 Inverness Circle
Chalfont, Pennsylvania 18914 USA
Contact: Alex Novak and Marthe Smith
Ref.#: 8671Price: $1,500Sale: $1,000Medium: Gavalux silver printMount: on original mountPhoto Date: 1930sPrint Date: 1930sDimensions: 13-5/8 x 11-7/16 in. (346 x 291 mm)Photo Country: BelgiumPhotographer Country: Russia (Belarus,USSR)
Women weighing out vegetables. Stamped and titled in ink on the verso. Victor Guidalevitch was born in Simferopol, Russia in 1892. He moved to Belgium and became a civil engineer and important amateur photographer from Antwerp. His subject matter was broad, and so was his style of shooting, ranging from pictorialist to modernist. His work appeared in many of the photography publications of the day, including the Salon International d'Art Photographique de Paris, Photograms of the Year, Die Gallerie, etc. He is listed in most of the photographer databases, including the George Eastman House database and in Auer & Auer. He is also listed in Georges Vercheval's Pour une Histoire de la Photographie en Belgique. Some of his images had many of the qualities of a Dutch still life painting. See: Gruber and Gruber, "The Imaginary Photomuseum", for an example of his work, as well as Claude Magelhaes & Laurent Roosens, "Fotokunst in België, 1839-1940", 1970, Het Sterckshof, Antwerp. He died in Antwerp, Belgium in 1962. His work is included in the collections of the Worcester Art Museum, the Houston Museum of Fine Arts and many other institutions. His better work, like this image, is very scarce.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.