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Andre Kertesz










 

Kertesz Andre

(b Budapest, 2 July 1894; d New York, 27 Sept 1985).

American photographer of Hungarian birth. As a young man he used to wander around Budapest and visit the Ethnographic Museum. At this time Bela Bartok and Zoltan Kodaly were rediscovering Hungarian folk music, and Hungarian poets and painters were looking at their ancient vernacular traditions for inspiration. Kertesz, who started taking photographs at the age of 12, also tried to reflect these interests, both in his choice of countryside subjects and in the simplicity of his style. Self-taught, he often took his camera with him when he went to visit relatives in the small peasant towns of the Hungarian heartland, the puszta. He tried to go beyond mere recording of holiday memories, or of the idyllic relationship of the country people to nature; he rather sought out timeless and essential qualities in the ordinary day-to-day events that he saw around him.


 


Distortion
1933



 


Distortion, Paris
1933



 


Distortion # 91
1933



 


(Distortion #167), Paris
 1933


 


Distortion #40, Paris
1933




 


Distortion #172, Paris
1933




 


Distortion # 70
1933



 


Distortion # 48
1933


 


Distortion



 


Distortion
1930



 


Mannequin, Storeroom of the Academie
1936



 


The Lost Cloud, New York
1937



 


Arm and Ventilator
1937



 


Poughkeepsie, New York
1937



 


Midtown Manhattan
1938



 


Melancholic Tulip
1939



 


Empire State Building
1939



 


Nude
1941



 


Lion and Shadow
1949



 


Watchmaker's Shop, Christopher Street
1950



 


United Nations Building, New York
1951




 


Snow Covered Bench, Washington Square Park
 1959



 


Sixth Avenue, New York
1959



 


New York, 34th St.
1959



 


Washington Square Playground
1961




 


The White Horse, New York
1962



 


New York
1966



 


Woman in Window Looking Down Air Shaft, 23rd Street, New York
1970



 


Martinique
1972



 


Manua Kea, Honolulu
 1974




 


University Place, New York
1978



 


February
1979




 


Paris Breakfast
1982



 


Elizabeth and I at the Cafe du Dome, Paris



 


Elizabeth's Book, Newtown



 


Glasses and Pipe



 


Untitled



 


Carnival, Paris (woman reading behind stage)



 


New York (girls in fairy costumes)



 


Nara (readers on commuter trains)



 


New York (boy eating ice cream on pile of newspapers)



 


Medici Fountain, Paris



 


New York (bug and book)

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