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Ida Kar

(1908-1974), Photographer

Sitter in 136 portraits
Artist associated with 1520 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; Henry Moore and two unknown sitters, by Ida Kar - NPG x134701

Ida Kar; Henry Moore and two unknown sitters

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, March 1960
NPG x134701

Henry Moore; Ida Kar, by Ida Kar - NPG x134702

Henry Moore; Ida Kar

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, March 1960
NPG x134702

Henry Moore; Ida Kar, by Ida Kar - NPG x134703

Henry Moore; Ida Kar

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, March 1960
NPG x134703

Ida Kar signing catalogues at her exhibition in Moscow, by B. Baldin - NPG x133332

Ida Kar signing catalogues at her exhibition in Moscow

by B. Baldin
vintage bromide print, 4 April 1962
NPG x133332

Ida Kar at the opening of her exhibition in Moscow, by Unknown photographer - NPG x133331

Ida Kar at the opening of her exhibition in Moscow

by Unknown photographer
vintage bromide print, 4 April 1962
NPG x133331

Ida Kar with her enlargements of Marc Chagall, Georges Braque and Noël Coward, by London Express News and Feature Services - NPG x133330

Ida Kar with her enlargements of Marc Chagall, Georges Braque and Noël Coward

by London Express News and Feature Services
vintage bromide print, 1962
NPG x133330

Ida Kar, by Ida Kar, assisted by  Julieta Preston (Julie Green) - NPG x133333

Ida Kar

by Ida Kar, assisted by Julieta Preston (Julie Green)
vintage contact sheet, circa 1962
NPG x133333

The photographer and the photographed' (Ida Kar), by Julieta Preston (Julie Green) - NPG x133334

The photographer and the photographed' (Ida Kar)

by Julieta Preston (Julie Green)
vintage bromide print, 1962-1963
NPG x133334

Ida Kar, by Julieta Preston (Julie Green) - NPG x133335

Ida Kar

by Julieta Preston (Julie Green)
vintage bromide print, 1962
NPG x133335

Ida Kar, by Ida Kar - NPG x88688

Ida Kar

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1962
NPG x88688

Ida Kar, by Brian Robins - NPG x134034

Ida Kar

by Brian Robins
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1962
NPG x134034

Ida Kar, by Ida Kar - NPG x134036

Ida Kar

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1962
NPG x134036

Ida Kar outside the House of Friendship in Moscow, by Unknown photographer - NPG x134095

Ida Kar outside the House of Friendship in Moscow

by Unknown photographer
vintage bromide print, 1962
NPG x134095

Ida Kar holding an early portrait of herself in Russia, by V. Shakhovskoy - NPG x134099

Ida Kar holding an early portrait of herself in Russia

by V. Shakhovskoy
vintage bromide print, 1962
NPG x134099

Ida Kar with schoolgirls at her exhibition in Moscow, by B. Baldin - NPG x134208

Ida Kar with schoolgirls at her exhibition in Moscow

by B. Baldin
vintage bromide print, 4 April 1962
NPG x134208

Ida Kar; Martiros Saryan, by Ida Kar - NPG x134216

Ida Kar; Martiros Saryan

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1962
NPG x134216

Ida Kar; Martiros Saryan, by Ida Kar - NPG x134217

Ida Kar; Martiros Saryan

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1962
NPG x134217

Ida Kar at the opening of her exhibition in Moscow, by Unknown photographer - NPG x134224

Ida Kar at the opening of her exhibition in Moscow

by Unknown photographer
vintage bromide print, 4 April 1962
NPG x134224

Ida Kar with her portrait of Eugène Ionesco, by V. Stepanets - NPG x134223

Ida Kar with her portrait of Eugène Ionesco

by V. Stepanets
vintage bromide print, 15 April 1962
NPG x134223

Ida Kar at the opening of her exhibition in Moscow, by Unknown photographer - NPG x134225

Ida Kar at the opening of her exhibition in Moscow

by Unknown photographer
vintage bromide print, 4 April 1962
NPG x134225

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