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Baron (Sterling Henry Nahum)

(1906-1956), Photographer

Sitter in 4 portraits
Artist associated with 98 portraits
Of Jewish Italian ancestry, Baron Sterling Henry Nahum was born in Manchester. He took up documentary film-making in 1933, before establishing a photographic studio three years later in London. He was soon portraying the stars of ballet, film and politics and became widely known as a broadcaster and writer on photography. In 1954, whilst in America promoting his book Ballet Encore, Baron was commissioned to photograph Hollywood's female celebrities.

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