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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 Béla Bartók and Zóltan Kodály were rediscovering Hungarian folk music, and Hungarian poets and painters were looking at their ancient vernacular traditions for inspiration. Kertész, 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.

 


Kertesz Andre




     

 


The Tender Touch, Bilinski
1915



 


Displaced People
1916



 


Underwater Swimmer
1917



 


The Dancing Faun



 


Cheese Racks, Paris



 


Circus Performer
1920



 


Wandering Violinist, Abony, Hungary
1921



 


Feeding the Ducks in the Late Afternoon Tisza Szalka
1924



 


Geza Blattner
1925



 


Chez Mondrian
1926



 


Satiric Dancer, Paris
1926



 


Parc Des Sceaux in Fall
1926




 


Magda Forstner
1926



 


Self-portrait by Andre Kertesz
1927



 


Montmartre
1927



 


Hands and Books
1927



 


Meudon, Paris
1928



 


Fork, Paris
1928



 


Study of People and Shadows
1928



 


May
1928



 


Paul Arma's Hands
1928



 


Broken plate
1929



 


Chez Mondrian, Paris
1929




 


Vert Galant On A Wintery Day, Paris
1929



 


Colette with Flowers
1930




 


Shadows
1931




 


"Fete Foraine", Paris
1931



 


Elizabeth and I in a cafe in Montparnasse
1931



 


Elizabeth
1931



 


Rue des Ursins
1931



 


Clock of the Academie Francaise
1932


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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