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Kertész, André (1894 - 1985)

Born in Hungary, André Kertész discovers photography and depicts his everyday life with a joyous and liberated manner. In 1925, he settles in Paris where he collaborates with major publications, portraying artists. Inspired by his avant-garde environment, the Hungarian photographer multiplies his subjects and plays with distortions and reflections. He takes pleasure in capturing the world he evolves in, applying a tender and naive, almost childish observation to his trivial images, from intense still lives to quiet street scenes. In the late 1930s, he moves to New York where his melancholy fuels his pensive photographs. With his poetic and realistic work, André Kertész was the gentle witness of life, the raconteur of its pulsations, which led Henri Cartier-Bresson to declare: ‘Each time Kertész triggers, I feel my heart beat.’
 

Tags / Andre Kertesz - Hungarian Photographer - Street - 1920s - Poetic - Joyful - Life - Portraits
André Kertész, Satiric Dancer, Paris , 1926
André Kertész, Satiric Dancer, Paris , 1926
André Kertész, Paris, Rue Vavin, 1925
André Kertész, Paris, Rue Vavin, 1925
André Kertész, Wandering Violinist, Abony, Hungary, 1921
André Kertész, Wandering Violinist, Abony, Hungary, 1921
André Kertész, Untitled (Children Reading), 1915
André Kertész, Untitled (Children Reading), 1915
André Kertész, Martinique, 1972
André Kertész, Martinique, 1972
André Kertész, Chairs, The Medici Foundation, Paris, 1925
André Kertész, Chairs, The Medici Foundation, Paris, 1925
André Kertész, Fork, Paris, 1928
André Kertész, Fork, Paris, 1928
André Kertész, The Stairs of Montmartre, Paris, 1926
André Kertész, The Stairs of Montmartre, Paris, 1926
André Kertész, Buy, Long Island University, 1962
André Kertész, Buy, Long Island University, 1962
André Kertész, Chez Mondrian, 1926
André Kertész, Chez Mondrian, 1926
André Kertész, Untitled, 1968
André Kertész, Untitled, 1968
André Kertész, Paris, 1963
André Kertész, Paris, 1963
André Kertész, Canal Scene, Venice, 1963
André Kertész, Canal Scene, Venice, 1963
André Kertész, Au Bon Coin, Paris, 1929
André Kertész, Au Bon Coin, Paris, 1929
André Kertész, My Friend Brassaï, Paris, 1963
André Kertész, My Friend Brassaï, Paris, 1963
André Kertész, Budapest (Courtyard with bust), 1971
André Kertész, Budapest (Courtyard with bust), 1971
André Kertész, Bralia, Rumania, 1918
André Kertész, Bralia, Rumania, 1918
André Kertész, After school in the Tuileries, Paris, 1928
André Kertész, After school in the Tuileries, Paris, 1928
André Kertész, Window with Nadar's Portrait of Balzac, Paris, 1984
André Kertész, Window with Nadar's Portrait of Balzac, Paris, 1984
André Kertész, Elizabeth and I, 1931
André Kertész, Elizabeth and I, 1931
André Kertész, Sur le Quai, Paris, 1931
André Kertész, Sur le Quai, Paris, 1931
André Kertész, Elizabeth Sleeping, c.1930
André Kertész, Elizabeth Sleeping, c.1930
André Kertész, Fertorakos, Hungary (people under bridge), 1971
André Kertész, Fertorakos, Hungary (people under bridge), 1971
André Kertész, Bocksay-Ter, Hungary, 1914
André Kertész, Bocksay-Ter, Hungary, 1914
André Kertész, Lovers, Budapest, 1915
André Kertész, Lovers, Budapest, 1915
André Kertész, Street Vendor, 1925
André Kertész, Street Vendor, 1925
André Kertész, Luxenbourg Garden, Paris, 1980
André Kertész, Luxenbourg Garden, Paris, 1980
André Kertész, Cafe Bertolo, Savoie, 1929
André Kertész, Cafe Bertolo, Savoie, 1929
André Kertész, Granada, Spain, 1971
André Kertész, Granada, Spain, 1971
André Kertész, London, view from Embankment, 1980
André Kertész, London, view from Embankment, 1980
André Kertész, Mondrian's Glasses and Pipe, Paris, 1926
André Kertész, Mondrian's Glasses and Pipe, Paris, 1926
André Kertész, New York, 1965
André Kertész, New York, 1965
André Kertész, Two Sailors by Billboard, New York, 1947
André Kertész, Two Sailors by Billboard, New York, 1947
André Kertész, Underwater Swimmer, 1917 (printed 1970s)
André Kertész, Underwater Swimmer, 1917 (printed 1970s)
André Kertész, Siesta, 1927
André Kertész, Siesta, 1927
André Kertész, Lion and Shadow, 1949
André Kertész, Lion and Shadow, 1949
André Kertész, The Dancing Faun, 1919
André Kertész, The Dancing Faun, 1919
André Kertész, Meudon, 1928
André Kertész, Meudon, 1928
André Kertész, On the Boulevards, 1934
André Kertész, On the Boulevards, 1934
André Kertész, Clock of the Academie Française, 1929
André Kertész, Clock of the Academie Française, 1929
André Kertész, Under the Eiffel Tower, 1929
André Kertész, Under the Eiffel Tower, 1929
André Kertész, Poughkeepsie, New York, 1937
André Kertész, Poughkeepsie, New York, 1937
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