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Eugene Ionesco (1909-1994), Playwright

Sitter in 7 portraits
Rumanian-born playwright and essayist who lived in Paris. His first play The Bald Soprano (1949) revolutionised dramatic techniques and helped launch the Theatre of the Absurd. Ionesco's avant-garde style dramatised the futility of social conventions and attacked totalitarianism and conformity. His plays include The Lesson (1951), The Chairs (1952), The Bald Soprano (1953) and Rhinoceros (1959).

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Eugene Ionesco

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1960
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Eugene Ionesco

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1960
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Eugene Ionesco

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1960
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Eugene Ionesco

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1960
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Eugene Ionesco

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1960
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Eugene Ionesco

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1960
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