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Rolf Mahrenholz

(1902-1991), Photographer

Artist of 10 portraits
As a child Rolf Mahrenholz, fascinated by the art of portraiture, built up his own collection of postcards of the famous men and women of the day. At the age of nineteen he started studying photography at the studio of a leading Berlin portrait photographer. He began working as a freelance photographer, working for fashion magazines including Harper's Bazaar and publishing houses such as Ullstein Press and Scherl. He established a solid reputation and achieved considerable success and renown. Mahrenholz left Germany in 1938 and moved to London. After the war he returned to freelance photography of English and French society figures and celebrities.

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Asta Nielson, by Rolf Mahrenholz - NPG x68840

Asta Nielson

by Rolf Mahrenholz
cream-toned vintage bromide print on card mount, 1930s
NPG x68840

Peter Ustinov, by Rolf Mahrenholz - NPG x68839

Peter Ustinov

by Rolf Mahrenholz
vintage bromide print on card mount, late 1930s
NPG x68839

Anthony Asquith, by Rolf Mahrenholz - NPG x68832

Anthony Asquith

by Rolf Mahrenholz
cream-toned vintage bromide print, 1940s
NPG x68832

Sir George Edward Gordon Catlin, by Rolf Mahrenholz - NPG x68834

Sir George Edward Gordon Catlin

by Rolf Mahrenholz
bromide print, 1940s
NPG x68834

Dame Margaret Rutherford, by Rolf Mahrenholz - NPG x68838

Dame Margaret Rutherford

by Rolf Mahrenholz
bromide print, 1950s
NPG x68838

Lindsay Kemp, by Rolf Mahrenholz - NPG x68837

Lindsay Kemp

by Rolf Mahrenholz
resin print, 1960s
NPG x68837

Barbara Brown, by Rolf Mahrenholz - NPG x68833

Barbara Brown

by Rolf Mahrenholz
bromide print, 1960s
NPG x68833

Gustav Delbanco, by Rolf Mahrenholz - NPG x68836

Gustav Delbanco

by Rolf Mahrenholz
bromide print, 1970s
NPG x68836


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