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Brassaï (1899-1984), Photographer, sculptor and filmmaker

Brassaï (Gyula Halász)

Sitter in 5 portraits
Artist of 1 portrait
French painter and photographer. Born in Brasso, Hungary, and trained as an artist. Arrived in Paris in 1923 to work as a journalist. From 1930 photographed nightlife scenes on the streets of Paris and contributed photographs to Lilliput. His first book Paris de Nuit (1933), caused a sensation. Camera in Paris (1949) and Graffiti (1960) comprise a significant contribution to twentieth-century photography. Brassaï's collaboration with Harper's Bazaar, for which he produced this portrait, lasted twenty years.

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Samuel Beckett

by Brassaï (Gyula Halász)
gelatin silver print, 1957
NPG P1689

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