JOSEF SUDEK circa 1972 Original Photograph

JOSEF SUDEK circa 1972 Original Photograph

JOSEF SUDEK circa 1972 Original Photograph

JOSEF SUDEK circa 1972 Original Photograph

JOSEF SUDEK circa 1972 Original Photograph

JOSEF SUDEK Original Photograph, circa 1972. Josef Sudek was a Czech photographer, best known for his haunting nightscapes of. Originally a bookbinder, during the First World War he was drafted into the Austro-Hungarian Army in 1915 and served on the Italian Front until he was wounded in the right arm in 1916. Although he had no experience with photography and was one-handed due to his amputation, he was given a camera. After the war he studied photography for two years in. His Army disability pension gave him leeway to make art, and he worked during the 1920s in the romantic Pictorialist style. Always pushing at the boundaries, a local camera club expelled him for arguing about the need to move forwards from’painterly’ photography. Sudek then founded the progressive Czech Photographic Society in 1924. Despite only having one arm, he used large, bulky cameras with the aid of assistants. Sudek’s photography is sometimes said to be modernist, but this is only true of a couple of years in the 1930s, during which he undertook commercial photography and thus worked “in the style of the times”. Primarily, his personal photography is neo-romantic. His early work included many series of light falling in the interior of St. During and after World War II Sudek created haunting nightscapes and panoramas of. Photographed the wooded landscape of. And the window-glass that led to his garden (the famous The Window of My Atelier series). He went on to photograph the crowded interior of his studio (the Labyrinths series). His first Western show was at George Eastman House in 1974 and he published 16 books during his life. Known as the “Poet of Prague”, Sudek never married, and was a shy, retiring person. He never appeared at his exhibit openings and few people appear in his photographs. Despite the privations of the war and Communism, he kept a renowned record collection of classical music. This spectacular photograph is entitled. And was printed circa 1972. It is annotated “85/07″ and “075″ in pencil on the verso. It measures 7″ x 9 1/2″ (sheet), 2 1/4″ x 3 1/2″ (image) and is matted and framed in a Plexiglas box frame for a total size of 14″ x 18″. It is in good condition aside from slight cracking of the emulsion at the sheet edges (under the mat). PROVENANCE: Bonhams, Los Angeles, 10 Feb. The item “JOSEF SUDEK circa 1972 Original Photograph” is in sale since Saturday, April 24, 2010. This item is in the category “Art\Art Photographs”. The seller is “skf-fineart” and is located in Los Angeles, California. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia.
  • Region of Origin: Europe
  • Listed By: Dealer or Reseller
  • Time Period Manufactured: 1950-Now
  • Original/Reprint: Original Print
  • Features: Framed
  • Signed?: Unsigned
  • Framing: Matted & Framed
  • Color: Black & White
  • Production Technique: Gelatin Silver
  • Subject: Landscape
  • Size Type/ Largest Dimension: Medium (Up to 10”)

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