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Baron George Hoyningen-Huene (1900-1968), Photographer

Sitter in 1 portrait
Artist associated with 6 portraits
Born in the Baltics, it was in Paris in the 1930s-1940s that Hoyningen-Huene's work as a photographer came to prominence. Influenced originally by the rich realism of Steichen's photographs, he made elaborate compositions in which the intellectual, fashionable and theatrical personalities of Paris, New York and London were seen in conjunction with classical columns, casts of horses' heads from the Parthenon, and giant plaster hands. In using vast surrealist blow-up backgrounds and bringing together incongruous objects, he was in many ways an innovator. He was the first to photograph fashion models from above lying on the floor with their clothes arranged to look like flying figures on a frieze.

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Iya (née de Gay), Lady Abdy

by Baron George Hoyningen-Huene
tear sheet, published June 1929
NPG x137775

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Cecil Beaton

by Baron George Hoyningen-Huene
vintage bromide print, 1930
NPG x40421

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Cecil Beaton

possibly by Baron George Hoyningen-Huene
bromide print, 1930
NPG x40422

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Cecil Beaton

possibly by Cecil Beaton, possibly by Baron George Hoyningen-Huene
bromide print, 1931
NPG x40428

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Cecil Beaton

possibly by Cecil Beaton, possibly by Baron George Hoyningen-Huene
bromide print, 1931
NPG x40427

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Jean Mary (née Kinloch), Lady Grantley

by Baron George Hoyningen-Huene
halftone reproduction tear sheet, July 1932
NPG x137793