André Kertész

André Kertész

Fellow: Awarded 1974
Field of Study: Photography

Competition: US & Canada

As published in the Foundation’s Annual Report for 1974:

Kertész, André. Appointed for photography.

Born July 2, 1894, Hungary. Hungarian Academy, Budapest, Baccalaureate, 1912.

Photographer, 1912—. Free-lance reporter for Frankfurter Illustrierte, UHU Magazine, Berliner Illustrierte, Strasburger Illustrierte, Le Nazionale de Fiorenze, London Times, and others, 1925–28; major contributor to Vu, 1928—, Art et Médecine, 1930–36; moved to America, 1936, naturalized, 1944; free-lance photographer for Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, Town and Country, American Magazine, Collier’s, Coronet, Look, 1937–49; under exclusive contract with Condé-Nast Publications, 1949–62.

Exhibitions: Group show: Venice Biennial, 1963; Gold Medal, 1963. One-man shows: Sacre du Printemps Gallery (Paris), 1963; Museum of Modern Art (New York), 1965; Hallmark Gallery (New York), 1972.

Publications: Enfants, with text by Jaboune (Arts et Histoires, 1932). Paris Vu par André Kertész, with text by Pierre MacOrlan (Arts et Histoires, 1934). Nos Amis les Bêtes, with text by Jaboune (Arts et Histoires, 1936). Day of Paris, with text by George Davis (J. J. Augustin, 1945). André Kertész, Photographer, with text by John Szarkowski (Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1965). André Kertész (Grossman, 1966). On Reading (Grossman, 1971). André Kertész: Sixty Years of Photography, 1912-72, ed. Nicolas Ducrot (Grossman, 1972). Foto André Kertész (Korvina, 1972).


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