Georges Braque

1 portrait

Georges Braque, by Ida Kar, 1960 - NPG x132964 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Georges Braque

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1960
Purchased, 1999
Photographs Collection
NPG x132964


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  • Ida Kar (1908-1974), Photographer. Artist associated with 1495 portraits, Sitter in 137 portraits.

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Kar photographed Braque at his Paris studio, at a time when he was working on the Birds series. His experimentations with silhouettes and ideograms, carved into painted plaster plaques or on pebbles, led to his producing lithographic works such as Oiseau de feu (1958) and Oiseau en vol (1961).