Kertesz, Andrew.

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Kertész, André. American Photographer. Born: Andor Kertesz in Budapest, Hungary, 2 July 1894; emigrated to France, 1925, and to the United States, 1936; naturalized, 1944. Education: Studied at the Academy of Commerce, Budapest, 1910-12; self-taught in photography. Military Service: Served in the Austro-Hungarian Army in Poland, Albania, and Rumania, 1914-15. Family: Married Elisabeth Sali in 1933. Career: Photographer from 1912. Worked as an accounts clerk, Budapest Stock Exchange, 1912-14, 1918-25; freelance photographer, working for Frankfurt Illustrierte, Berliner Illustrierte, Uhu, Strasburger Illustrierte, Le Nazionale de Fiorenza, Vu, Sourire, The Times, London, Paris, 1925-35; Contract Photographer, Keystone Studios, New York, freelance photographer, New York, 1962 until his death in 1985. Recipient: Photography Competition Prize, Borsszem Janko magazine, Budapest, 1916; Silver Medal, Exposition Coloniale, Paris, 1930; Gold Medal, 4th Mostra Biennale Internazionale della Fotografia, Venice, 1963; Guggenheim Fellowship, 1974; Mayors Award, New York, 1977; University of Salford Award, England, 1980. Member of Honor, American Society of Magazine Photographers, 1965. Commander, Order of Arts and Letters, France, 1977. Officer, Legion Honneur, France, 1983. Died: New York, September 27, 1985.

From the description of André Kertész : Artist. (International Center of Photography). WorldCat record id: 701417386

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referencedIn Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.). Kertesz, Rodchenko, Moholoy-Nagy, photographs from the collection. 1974: Archives pamphlet file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Dehn, Adolf, 1895-1968. Adolf Dehn papers, 1912-1987. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Shaw, Albert, 1857-1947. Albert Shaw papers, 1827-1953 (bulk 1890-1947). New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Beall, Lester, 1903-1969. Lester Beall papers, 1911-1984 (inclusive), 1933-1969 (bulk) RIT Library, Wallace Library
creatorOf Kertész, André. [André Kertész : International Art & Artists File]. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Kertész, André, 1894-1985 : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Kertesz, Andre. Correspondence. New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
creatorOf Dehn, Adolf, 1895-1968. Adolf and Virginia Dehn and Dehn family papers, 1912-1981. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Dehn, Adolf, 1895-1968. Adolf and Virginia Dehn papers, 1912-1981. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Kertész, André. André Kertész : Artist. International Center of Photography
creatorOf Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.). Dept. of Photographs. Collection of published writings by André Kertész, 1936-1956. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Kertész, André. Apt. of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph B. Platt [picture]. Haverford College Library
creatorOf KERTESZ, ANDRE. Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
creatorOf Shaw, Albert, 1857-1947. Albert Shaw papers, 1864-1947, bulk (1890-1930). New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Von dem Bussche, Wolf. Homage to André Kertész of New York : a portfolio fifteen photographs by Wolf von dem Bussche & a personal remembrance by Judy Von dem Bussche. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Kuh, Katharine. Katharine Kuh papers, 1937-1964 (inclusive). Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Kertesz, Andre. Kertesz, Andre : [photography bio file]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Piscator, Erwin, 1893-1966. Correspondence with Theodore Dreiser, 1929-1937. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Kertész, André. Artist file. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
creatorOf Kertész, André. Selected papers (photocopies), 1899-1895. Getty Research Institute
referencedIn Crane, Arnold H. Arnold Crane portfolio of photographs, "Portraits of the Photographers," 1968-1969. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Dehn, Adolf, 1895-1968. Adolf and Virginia Dehn papers, 1912-1981. Archives of American Art
referencedIn Ugrin, Bela,. Dialogues with Kertesz, 1978-1985. Getty Research Institute
creatorOf Crane, Arnold H. Arnold Crane interviews of photographers, [ca. 1968-1971]. Archives of American Art
referencedIn Kertész, André : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
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associatedWith Beall, Lester, 1903-1969. person
associatedWith Crane, Arnold H. person
associatedWith Dehn, Adolf, 1895-1968. person
associatedWith Kuh, Katharine. person
associatedWith Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.). Dept. of Photographs. corporateBody
associatedWith Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Piscator, Erwin, 1893-1966. person
associatedWith Shaw, Albert, 1857-1947. person
associatedWith Ugrin, Bela, person
associatedWith Von dem Bussche, Wolf. person
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Photojournalism
Documentary photography
Instant photography
Photography, Artistic
Photographers
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Active 1981

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