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Ida Kar (1908-1974), Photographer

Sitter in 137 portraits
Artist associated with 1495 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
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Ida Kar

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, late 1930s
NPG x134077

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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
NPG x134081

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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
NPG x134029

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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

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Ida Kar

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1955
NPG x129573

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Ida Kar

by Ida Kar
quarter-plate glass negative, 1955
NPG x88605

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Ida Kar

by Brian Robins
quarter-plate glass negative, 1955
NPG x88606

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Ida Kar

by Brian Robins
quarter-plate glass negative, 1955
NPG x88607

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Ida Kar

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print on card, 1955
NPG x133217

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Ida Kar

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1956
NPG x129572

x134086

Terry Taylor; Ida Kar

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1956
NPG x134086

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Ida Kar

by Ida Kar, after Suren Stepanian
bromide print, 1957
NPG x133340

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Sarkis Arutchian; Ida Kar

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1957
NPG x134142

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Ida Kar and friends

possibly by John Cox
2 1/4 inch square film negative, late 1950s
NPG x134163

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Ida Kar

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, late 1950s
NPG x134211

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Ida Kar

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, late 1950s
NPG x134503

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Ida Kar

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, late 1950s
NPG x134504

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Ida Kar

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, late 1950s
NPG x134505

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Ida Kar

by Unknown photographer
2 1/4 inch square film negative, late 1950s
NPG x134677

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Ida Kar; John Cox

by Unknown photographer
2 1/4 inch square film negative, late 1950s
NPG x134698

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Ida Kar; John Cox

by Unknown photographer
2 1/4 inch square film negative, late 1950s
NPG x134699

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Ida Kar

by Galina Sanko
vintage bromide print, 1958
NPG x134090

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Ida Kar

by Galina Sanko
vintage bromide print, 1958
NPG x134089

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Ida Kar

by Galina Sanko
vintage bromide print, 1958
NPG x134091

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Ida Kar

by Galina Sanko
vintage bromide print, 1958
NPG x134092

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Ida Kar

by Galina Sanko
vintage bromide print, 1958
NPG x134093

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Ida Kar

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 31 July 1959
NPG x134100

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Boris Sergeevich Brunov; Ida Kar

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1959
NPG x134157

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Ida Kar; unknown woman; Victor Musgrave; unknown man

by Unknown photographer
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1959
NPG x134506

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Ida Kar at her Whitechapel Art Gallery exhibition

by Mary Eagles
vintage bromide print, 1960
NPG x133327

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Ida Kar at her Whitechapel Art Gallery exhibition

by Mary Eagles
vintage bromide print, 1960
NPG x133328

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Ida Kar

by Ida Kar
colour Agfa print, circa 1960
NPG x133341

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Ida Kar

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1960s
NPG x134037

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Ida Kar; Sir Charles Thomas Wheeler

possibly by John Cox
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 27 June 1960
NPG x134050

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Ida Kar

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 27 June 1960
NPG x134098