History of Photography





Abbott Berenice


Model Lisette
Adams Ansel
Outerbridge   Paul
Brandt Bill
Rodchenko Alexander
Sexton John
Bravo Manuel
Sherman Cindy
Callahan Harry
Skrebneski Victor
Smith Rodney
Kertesz Andre
Sommer Frederick
Koudelka Josef
Laughlin Clarence
Weston Edward
Man Ray
White Minor
Mapplethorpe Robert

Model Lisette

(b Vienna, 10 Nov 1906; d New York, 30 March 1983).

American photographer of Austrian birth. A school-friend of Gertrude Schoenberg, she studied music first with her father Arnold Schoenberg, before continuing her studies in Paris. She was a self-taught photographer and tried to find ways of working in photography, training as a technician in a photographic laboratory. In 1938 she settled in New York. Two years later the photographer Ralph Steiner (18991986) published her series of photographs, Promenade des Anglais, which she had taken in Nice in 1937. The series was characteristic of her work in revealing her obvious love of people, seen for example in Promenade des Anglais (1937), which depicts a rotund woman in a large sunhat, sitting precariously on a bench. The photographers Alexey Brodovitch (18981971) and Beaumont Newhall (b 1908) were impressed by her work.


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