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ID: 500000306
 
Record Type: Person
Brassaï (French photographer, 1899-1984, born in Hungary)

Note: Brassäi is best known for his images of the Paris at night in the 1930s and 1940s. During this time, he captured images of deserted streets, prostitutes, lovers, sailors, and cafe night life, using extreme lighting conditions. The result was the book "Paris de Nuit," published in 1933. With his contributions to the Surrealist magazine "Minotaure," he became friends with Picasso, Alberto Giacometti, and Jacque Lipchitz. In 1937, Brassäi began working for "Harper's Bazaar" magazine, forming a close partnership with its editor, Carmel Snow. In 1962, after the death of Snow, he stopped photography altogether and concentrated on making new prints of his photographs and publishing new editions of his earlier books.

Names:
Brassaï (preferred,V,index,LC)
Brassai (V)
Brassaí, Gyula Halász (V)
Halász, Gyula (V)
Gyula Halász (V)
Brassái, Gyula Halász (U)

Nationalities:
French (preferred)
Hungarian

Roles:
artist (preferred)
photographer
draftsman
sculptor
writer

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Brașov (Brașov county, Romania) (inhabited place)
Died:  Azur, Côte d' (Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France) (coastline)

Events:
active:   1929-1984

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
associate of ....  Delpire, Robert  
......................  (French editor, publisher, and curator, 1926-2017) [500404215]
influenced ....  Stettner, Louis  
....................  (American photographer, 1922-2016) [500346951]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Brassaï (I)

Biographies:
(French photographer, 1899-1984, born in Hungary) ..... [VP Preferred]
(Hungarian, 1899-1984) ..... [JPGM]
(French photographer, 1899-1984) ..... [BHA]
(French and Hungarian photographer; born Brasso (Transylvania, Hungary, now Romania), 1899; died Côte d'Azur (France), 1984) ..... [CCA]
(artist 1899-) ..... [GRL]
(French photographer, 1899-1984) ..... [Grove Art]
(artist, 1899-1984) ..... [GRL]
(artist, active 20th century) ..... [GRISC]

Sources and Contributors:
Brassaï ........ [BHA Preferred, CCA Preferred, GRISC Preferred, GRL Preferred, Grove Art Preferred, VP Preferred]
.................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
.................  GRI Library, author records (1998-)
.................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
.................  Harald Szeemann papers, Finding Aid, GRI Special Collections (2011-)
.................  J. Paul Getty Museum, collections online (2000-)
.................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 50043233
.................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-) NAFL50043233, accessed 22 October 2007
Brassai ........ [CCA, JPGM Preferred]
.................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
Brassaí, Gyula Halász ........ [GRL]
...........................................  GRI Library, author records (1998-)
Brassái, Gyula Halász ........ [GRL]
...........................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 50043233
Gyula Halász ........ [BHA]
..........................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
Halász, Gyula ........ [BHA, CCA, GRL, Grove Art]
............................  GRI Library, author records (1998-)
............................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
............................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 50043233

Subject: ........ [BHA, CCA, Gallery Systems, GRISC, GRL, Grove Art, JPGM, VP]
....................  Bénézit, Dictionnaire des Peintres (1976)
....................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
....................  Brassaï: Paris le jour, Paris la nuit (1988) 74
....................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
....................  Eastman House Database [online] (n.d.)
....................  Gallery Systems (2000-) LOC ID: n50043233
....................  GRI Library, author records (1998-)
....................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
....................  Harald Szeemann papers, Finding Aid, GRI Special Collections (2011-)
....................  His Előhívás, 1980:
....................  His Paris de nuit, 1933.
....................  His Picasso vu par Brassaï, 1987:
....................  J. Paul Getty Museum, collections online (2000-)
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) LOC ID: n50043233
....................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-) NAFL50043233, accessed 22 October 2007
....................  Macmillan Encyclopedia of Architects (1982)
....................  Naylor, Contemporary Photographers (1988)
....................  NY Times obit. 12 Jul 1984, B-6
....................  Wood, Surreal Things: Surrealism and Design (2007) 352
 
Note:
English .......... [CCA]
.......... 20th-Century Photography (1996) 82
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