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Ida Kar (1908-1974), Photographer

Sitter in 137 portraits
Artist associated with 1502 portraits
Photographer, born in Tambov, near Moscow. Kar was influenced by the Paris avant-garde whilst studying there in 1928 and subsequently established her photographic practice 'Idabel' in Cairo with her first husband in 1933. She moved to London in 1945 with her second husband, the artist and critic Victor Musgrave. With the opening of Musgrave's Gallery One in D'Arblay Street, Soho, Kar photographed and exhibited Forty Artists from Paris and London (1954), however the height of Kar's success was her well-received Whitechapel Gallery one-person show in 1960.

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Ida Kar

by Suren Stepanian
pencil and ink, 1957
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Ida Kar

by Jorge ('J.S.') Lewinski
bromide print, July 1965
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Ida Kar and a friend

by Unknown photographer
cream-toned postcard print, early 1920s
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Ida Kar

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1933
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Ida Kar

by Unknown photographer
cream-toned postcard print, 1934
NPG x129570

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Edmond Belali; Ida Kar

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, late 1930s
NPG x134046

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Ida Kar

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, late 1930s
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Ida Kar; Victor Musgrave

by Unknown photographer
vintage bromide print, 1943-1944
NPG x134020

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Victor Musgrave; Ida Kar

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1944
NPG x134033

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Victor Musgrave; Ida Kar

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1944
NPG x134501

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Victor Musgrave; Ida Kar

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1944
NPG x134502

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Victor Musgrave; unidentified woman

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, circa 1949
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Ida Kar

by Ida Kar
quarter-plate film negative, early 1950s
NPG x88604

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Ida Kar

by Unknown photographer
agfa print, 1950s
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Ida Kar

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1950s
NPG x134035

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Ida Kar; Theodore Garman

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, early 1950s
NPG x125086

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Ida Kar; Emmanuel Mané-Katz

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1954
NPG x133326

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Ida Kar

possibly by Lynn Russell Chadwick
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1954
NPG x134141