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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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x134465

John Malcolm Couzins; Ida Kar

by Unknown photographer
2 1/4 inch square colour transparency, 1968
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x134467

John Malcolm Couzins; Ida Kar

by Unknown photographer
2 1/4 inch square colour transparency, 1968
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x134466

Ida Kar

by Unknown photographer
2 1/4 inch square colour transparency, 1968
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x134470

Ida Kar

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square colour transparency, 1968
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x134517

Ida Kar

by Unknown photographer
2 1/4 inch square colour transparency, 1968
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x134108

Ida Kar; Martin Couzins

by P. Knina
vintage bromide print, 1969
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x135244

Ida Kar

by John Malcolm Couzins
modern bromide print, circa 1969
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x135245

Ida Kar

by John Malcolm Couzins
modern bromide print, circa 1969
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x135246

Ida Kar

by John Malcolm Couzins
modern bromide print, circa 1969
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x134103

Ida Kar

by John Malcolm Couzins
modern bromide print, 22 January 1972
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x134104

Ida Kar

by John Malcolm Couzins
modern bromide print, 22 January 1972
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x133339

Ida Kar at St Sarkis Armenian Church

by Mark Gerson
vintage bromide print, 19 August 1974
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x125827

Ida Kar

by Mark Gerson
glossy bromide print, 22 August 1974
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D16383

Ida Kar

by Victor Musgrave
felt tipped pen on blue paper, circa 1965
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x134579

Ida Kar

possibly by John Cox
2 1/4 inch square film negative, circa 1958
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x134580

Ida Kar; Ivon Hitchens; Mary Cranford ('Mollie') Hitchens (née Coates)

possibly by John Cox
2 1/4 inch square film negative, circa 1958
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x134212

Ida Kar

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