John Kasmin

1 portrait

John Kasmin, by Ida Kar, 1959 - NPG x126006 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

John Kasmin

by Ida Kar
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 1959
Purchased, 1999
Photographs Collection
NPG x126006


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  • John Kasmin (1934-), Art dealer. Sitter in 9 portraits.

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

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In 1956 Kasmin became Kar's assistant, often encouraging her to photograph writers that he was eager to meet such as T.S. Eliot. Kar photographed Kasmin at his home, 18 Fouberts Place, London. On the fireplace are a Ben Nicholson relief, African combs and a pre-Columbian pot.