Andre Kertesz

  • (July 1894 – September 1985)
  • Born in July 1894 in Budapest, Hungary. After his father’s death at a young age, he grew up in the country and soon discovered his artistic interests.
  • Educated at the Academy of Commerce, graduating in 1912. He was soon working in the Budapest Stock Exchange, but his heart was in the world of photography.
  • In September 1925 he moved to Paris where his photographs were printed in magazines throughout Europe. His first solo exposition was held in 1927.
  • In 1936 he moved to New York for a one-year project, but remained there and worked as a free-lance photographer for several major magazines, including Look, Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue and Conde Nast publications
  • He retired from commercial work in 1962, but a solo exhibition at the New York Museum of Modern Art helped launch his work into the photography market for private collections.

Artwork by Andre Kertesz