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Ida Kar

(1908-1974), Photographer

Sitter in 137 portraits
Artist associated with 1516 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.

More on Kar: Biography | Timeline | Whitechapel exhibition, 1960

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Alan Davie, by Ida Kar - NPG P425

Alan Davie

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1959
NPG P425

Ida Kar, by Ida Kar - NPG x134076

Ida Kar

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1933
NPG x134076

Edmond Belali; Ida Kar, by Ida Kar - NPG x134046

Edmond Belali; Ida Kar

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

Ida Kar, by Ida Kar - NPG x134077

Ida Kar

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

Helena Rubinstein, by Ida Kar - NPG x132734

Helena Rubinstein

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1940s
NPG x132734

Helena Rubinstein, by Ida Kar - NPG x132735

Helena Rubinstein

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1940s
NPG x132735

Helena Rubinstein, by Ida Kar - NPG x132736

Helena Rubinstein

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1940s
NPG x132736

Helena Rubinstein, by Ida Kar - NPG x132737

Helena Rubinstein

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1940s
NPG x132737

Ida Kar's parents (Melkon Karamian; Anahit Karamian), by Ida Kar - NPG x134047

Ida Kar's parents (Melkon Karamian; Anahit Karamian)

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, early 1940s
NPG x134047

Melkon Karamian, by Ida Kar - NPG x134048

Melkon Karamian

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, early 1940s
NPG x134048

Still Life, Egypt, by Ida Kar - NPG x134145

Still Life, Egypt

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, early 1940s
NPG x134145

Anahit Karamian, by Ida Kar - NPG x134160

Anahit Karamian

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, early 1940s
NPG x134160

Roland Penrose, By Ida Kar - NPG x137330

Roland Penrose

By Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1940s
NPG x137330

Roland Penrose, By Ida Kar - NPG x137331

Roland Penrose

By Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1940s
NPG x137331

Roland Penrose, By Ida Kar - NPG x137332

Roland Penrose

By Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1940s
NPG x137332

Victor Musgrave, by Ida Kar - NPG x134017

Victor Musgrave

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1943-1944
NPG x134017

Unidentified man; Victor Musgrave, by Ida Kar - NPG x134018

Unidentified man; Victor Musgrave

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1943-1944
NPG x134018

Muhammad Ali Mosque, Citadel, Cairo, by Ida Kar - NPG x134030

Muhammad Ali Mosque, Citadel, Cairo

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1943-1944
NPG x134030

Gerda Matuszczak (née Jakob), by Ida Kar - NPG x132796

Gerda Matuszczak (née Jakob)

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1944
NPG x132796

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