Display Window for Ida Kar's exhibition, 'Forty Artists from London and Paris', Gallery One

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Display Window for Ida Kar's exhibition, 'Forty Artists from London and Paris', Gallery One, by Ida Kar, 1954 - NPG x129575 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Display Window for Ida Kar's exhibition, 'Forty Artists from London and Paris', Gallery One

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1954
5 7/8 in. x 8 in. (149 mm x 202 mm) image size
Purchased, 1999
Photographs Collection
NPG x129575


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  • Ida Kar (1908-1974), Photographer. Sitter in 137 portraits, Artist associated with 1502 portraits.

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  • Ida Kar (1908-1974), Photographer. Artist associated with 1502 portraits, Sitter in 137 portraits.

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Ida Kar's first solo exhibition Forty Artists from London and Paris opened at Gallery One on 12 October 1954. In the spring of that year, Kar took a three-month sabbatical from her theatrical photography to build up a notable portfolio of artists. The results of Kar's 'busy round of visits to studios and ateliers' in Paris were shown alongside fifteen of her portraits of British artists. The display here includes her portraits of Le Corbusier, Stanley Spencer, Marie Laurencin, Man Ray and Jacob Epstein.

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  • Freestone, Clare (appreciation) Wright, Karen (appreciation), Ida Kar Bohemian Photographer, 2011 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 10 March to 19 June 2011), p. 6

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