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Dates:  1901 - 1943/44
Born:  Hungary, Budapest
Active:  Hungary
 
  
Hungarian photographer who disappeared during the Holocaust (1943/44).

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Imre Kinszki
Self-Portrait 
1930 (ca)
 
  
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Kinszki's modernist vision of urban life and everyday objects of the modern world are wonderful documents of the period between the two World Wars in Eastern Europe. Photographing both in daylight and by streetlight at night, he witnessed the world around him and juxtaposed elements of form, light and shade to create dynamic compositions.
 
Kinszki was born in Budapest in 1901. It is known that his first photographs were taken in 1921. He was first published in News of the Photograph in 1931 and in 1932 he wrote an article on the Bauhaus aesthetic. Kinszki also contributed extensively to American Photography and Popular Photography (London). In 1937, he was a founding member of the group Modern Hungarian Photographers, which was an informal circle of artists close in spirit to the New Objectivity. In 1939, they edited the first collaborative publication by the society, Hungarian Photography.
 
Exhibitions
 
2007 Tate Modern, London (States of Flux - group show)
2006 Vintage Gallery, Budapest
2004 Klotz Gallery, New York
1998 Michael Hoppen Photography, London
1997 Gallery 292, New York
1996 Vintage Gallery
1939 Photographic Society of America, Hungarian Collection, USA
1939 Exposition Internationale des Photos de Neige, Paris
1939 International Exhibition, Antwerp
1936 II. International Exhibition, Kassa
1938 International Exhibition, Royal Photographic Society, London
1933 International Salon of Photography, Chicago
1932 International Exhibition, Wien
1931 International Exhibition, Budapest
 
© Vintage Galéria, Budapest, Hungary (Used with permission)  
  
 

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Getty Research, Los Angeles, USA has an ULAN (Union List of Artists Names Online) entry for this photographer. This is useful for checking names and they frequently provide a brief biography. Go to website
 
  
 
  
 
  
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