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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 Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1955
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Ida Kar

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

by Brian Robins
quarter-plate glass negative, 1955
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Ida Kar

by Brian Robins
quarter-plate glass negative, 1955
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Ida Kar

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

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1956
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Terry Taylor; Ida Kar

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

by Ida Kar, after Suren Stepanian
bromide print, 1957
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Sarkis Arutchian; Ida Kar

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1957
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Ida Kar and friends

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

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

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

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

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

by Unknown photographer
2 1/4 inch square film negative, late 1950s
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Ida Kar; John Cox

by Unknown photographer
2 1/4 inch square film negative, late 1950s
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Ida Kar; John Cox

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