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Nickolas Muray (1892-1965), Photographer

Artist of 2 portraits
Muray studied photography and lithography in Budapest, and moved to the United States in 1913, where he worked at first as a colour printer and colour-print processor. He soon however made a name for himself as a leading fashion photographer, and in the 1920s was noted for his portraits of literary personalities. He was one of the great party-givers of the period, a fencing champion and an officer in the Civil Air Patrol and had a long photographic and personal relationship with Frida Kahlo.

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D.H. Lawrence

by Nickolas Muray
vintage bromide print, 1923
NPG P208


'George Bernard Shaw at Seventy'

by Nickolas Muray
halftone reproduction tear sheet, published November 1926
NPG x193426