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Ida Kar

(1908-1974), Photographer

Sitter in 137 portraits
Artist associated with 1515 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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Ida Kar, by Galina Sanko - NPG x134090

Ida Kar

by Galina Sanko
vintage bromide print, 1958
NPG x134090

Ida Kar, by Galina Sanko - NPG x134089

Ida Kar

by Galina Sanko
vintage bromide print, 1958
NPG x134089

Ida Kar, by Galina Sanko - NPG x134091

Ida Kar

by Galina Sanko
vintage bromide print, 1958
NPG x134091

Ida Kar, by Galina Sanko - NPG x134092

Ida Kar

by Galina Sanko
vintage bromide print, 1958
NPG x134092

Ida Kar, by Galina Sanko - NPG x134093

Ida Kar

by Galina Sanko
vintage bromide print, 1958
NPG x134093

Ida Kar, by Ida Kar - NPG x134100

Ida Kar

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

Boris Sergeevich Brunov; Ida Kar, by Ida Kar - NPG x134157

Boris Sergeevich Brunov; Ida Kar

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

Ida Kar; unknown woman; Victor Musgrave; unknown man, by Unknown photographer - NPG x134506

Ida Kar; unknown woman; Victor Musgrave; unknown man

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

Ida Kar at her Whitechapel Art Gallery exhibition, by Mary Eagles - NPG x133327

Ida Kar at her Whitechapel Art Gallery exhibition

by Mary Eagles
vintage bromide print, 1960
NPG x133327

Ida Kar at her Whitechapel Art Gallery exhibition, by Mary Eagles - NPG x133328

Ida Kar at her Whitechapel Art Gallery exhibition

by Mary Eagles
vintage bromide print, 1960
NPG x133328

Ida Kar, by Ida Kar - NPG x133341

Ida Kar

by Ida Kar
colour Agfa print, circa 1960
NPG x133341

Ida Kar, by Ida Kar - NPG x134037

Ida Kar

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

Ida Kar; Sir Charles Thomas Wheeler, possibly by John Cox - NPG x134050

Ida Kar; Sir Charles Thomas Wheeler

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

Ida Kar, by Ida Kar - NPG x134098

Ida Kar

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

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