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Rolf Mahrenholz (1902-1991), Photographer
Artist of 10 portraits
As a child Rolf Mahrenholz, fascinated by the art of portraiture, built up his own collection of postcards of the famous men and women of the day. At the age of nineteen he started studying photography at the studio of a leading Berlin portrait photographer. He began working as a freelance photographer, working for fashion magazines including Harper's Bazaar and publishing houses such as Ullstein Press and Scherl. He established a solid reputation and achieved considerable success and renown. Mahrenholz left Germany in 1938 and moved to London. After the war he returned to freelance photography of English and French society figures and celebrities.
by Rolf Mahrenholz
bromide print, 1950s