Bern Schwartz(1914-1978), Photographer
Bernard Lee ('Bern') Schwartz
Sitter in 1 portrait
Artist of 143 portraits
Bern Schwartz (1914-1978), an American businessman, took up photography in the early 1970s as a second career. In just a few years, he made memorable studies of many well-known personalities of the time including artists, politicians and royalty. Schwartz, assisted by his wife, Ronny, often captured his subjects in surroundings reflecting their life, work and personality.
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