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Muray, Nickolas (1892 - 1965)

Nickolas Muray studied graphic arts in his native country, Hungary, and emigrated to the United States, in 1913, where he worked at Condé Nast, making color separations and halftone negatives. In 1931, he travelled to Mexico where he met Frida Kahlo with whom he began an on and off romance for ten years and a lifelong friendship. By depicting the artist, the Hungarian photographer highlighted her luxuriant Mexican heritage, life and style, enhanced on paper, thanks to the photographer’s mastering of color photography. In 1935, he became a contributor to the magazine, Mc Call’s colorful and attractive food and home pages. Nickolas Muray thus imagined elegant celebrity portraits combined with an exuberant, almost kitsch touch that seems to have inspired contemporary fantasy makers, Pierre & Gilles.
 

Tags / Nickolas Muray - Hungarian Photographer - Portrait - Color - 1940s - Celebrity
Nickolas Muray, Lucky Strike- Girl in red, 1936
Nickolas Muray, Lucky Strike- Girl in red, 1936
Nickolas Muray, McCall Cover, Joan Caulfield, September 1941
Nickolas Muray, McCall Cover, Joan Caulfield, September 1941
Nickolas Muray, McCall's Magazine, Woman in flowered hat holding compact, 1937
Nickolas Muray, McCall's Magazine, Woman in flowered hat holding compact, 1937
Nickolas Muray, Whitman Chocolates, Easter hat, 1945
Nickolas Muray, Whitman Chocolates, Easter hat, 1945
Nickolas Muray, McCall magazine cover, Girl in rain, 1943
Nickolas Muray, McCall magazine cover, Girl in rain, 1943
Nickolas Muray, McCall cover, June Bride, 1942
Nickolas Muray, McCall cover, June Bride, 1942
Nickolas Muray, McCall magazine, Night before Christmas, 1939
Nickolas Muray, McCall magazine, Night before Christmas, 1939
Nickolas Muray, Frida on White Bench, New York, 1939
Nickolas Muray, Frida on White Bench, New York, 1939
Nickolas Muray, Frida Kahlo, 1940
Nickolas Muray, Frida Kahlo, 1940
Nickolas Muray, Frida with Blue Satin Blouse, New York, 1939
Nickolas Muray, Frida with Blue Satin Blouse, New York, 1939
Nickolas Muray, Frida with Olmeca Figurine, Coyoacan, 1939
Nickolas Muray, Frida with Olmeca Figurine, Coyoacan, 1939
Nickolas Muray, Greta Garbo, 1929
Nickolas Muray, Greta Garbo, 1929
Nickolas Muray, Anna May Wong, 1931
Nickolas Muray, Anna May Wong, 1931
Nickolas Muray, Gloria Swanson, ca 1925
Nickolas Muray, Gloria Swanson, ca 1925
Nickolas Muray, Elizabeth Taylor, ca 1948
Nickolas Muray, Elizabeth Taylor, ca 1948
Nickolas Muray, June Allyson, 1946
Nickolas Muray, June Allyson, 1946
Nickolas Muray, Anita Loos, 1926
Nickolas Muray, Anita Loos, 1926
Nickolas Muray, Marilyn Monroe, 1952
Nickolas Muray, Marilyn Monroe, 1952
Nickolas Muray, Marilyn Monroe, 1952
Nickolas Muray, Marilyn Monroe, 1952
Nickolas Muray, D.H. Lawrence, 1923
Nickolas Muray, D.H. Lawrence, 1923
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