Andre Kertesz


Andre Kertesz

1894 Born in July 2, Budapest, Hungary
1912 Baccalaureate from Academy of Commerce, Budapest
Takes job as office worker in Budapest Stock Exchange
Buys first camera (box camera using 4.5x6 cm plates) and begins shooting candid street scenes, genre subjects
-1918, Serves in Hungarian Army, photographs war and commune period of 1918 as amateur
1916 Receives prize for pictures by soldiers from "Borsszem Janko" magazine
First published photos in "Erdekes Ujsag" magazine (March 25); first cover, June 26, 1925
1925 Moves to Paris
-1928, does freelance reportage for "Le Matin", "L'Intransigeant", "London Times", "Le Nazione Fiorenze", "Kolnische Illustrierte",...
1927 March 12, first single exhibition, "Sacre du Printemps Gallery"
1928 Buys first Leica
He is selected for exhibition in First Independent Salon of Photography
Vu begins publication, edited by Lucien Vogel; Kertesz is major contributor
Photos purchased for collections of "Staatliche Museen Kunstbibliothek", Berlin; "Konig Alber Museum", Zwickau
1930 "Art et Medicine" begins publication; Kertesz major contributor, till 1936
35 prints included in Exhibition of Modern European Photography, Julien Levy Gallery, New York
Marries Elizabeth Sali
His book "Enfant" IS PUBLISHED.
1934 "Paris Vu Par Andre Kertesz" is published
"Nos Amies les Betes" is published
Arrives in New York in October, under contract to "Keystone Studios"
1937 Terminates contract with "Keystone Studios"
1937 -1949, freelances for "Harper's Bazaar", "Vogue", "Town and Country",...
1944 Becomes American Citizen
1945 "Day of Paris" is published
1946 Single exhibition, Art Institute of Chicago
1949 Signs exclusive contract with "Conde Nast Publications"
1962 Terminates exclusive contract with "Conde Nast Publications"
Single exhibition, Long Island University
1963 Single exhibition, Modernage Studio, New York
Single exhibition, 4th Mostra Biennale Internazionale della Fotografia, Venice; awarded Gold Medal
Single exhibition, Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris

Paris, 1926

Sunday, Paris, 1930

Dourdan, Ile de France, 1932

Blind Musician, bony, Hungary, 1921



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