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HomeContents > People > Photographers > Nickolas Muray

Dates:  1892 - 1965
Born:  Hungary, Szeged
Active:  US
Gender:  Male
Website:  www.worldsangha.net/frida.html
 
  
Celebrity portraits. His color and black & white studies of the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo taken in the 1930s are extraordinary. The photographs of Frida Kahlo were found in three old suitcases in a shed in Moab (USA) by his children Mimi (Muray) Levitt and Chris. Although the Frida photographs may prove to be the most famous of his images he took tens of thousands of other celebrity portraits. (Look at: www.worldsangha.net/frida.html for more information.)

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Nickolas Muray
Nickolas Muray 
1922 (ca) - 1961
 
  
Family history 
  
If you are related to this photographer and interested in tracking down your extended family we can place a note here for you to help. It is free and you would be amazed who gets in touch. 
  
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Internet biographies

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Wikipedia has a biography of this photographer.Show on this siteGo to website
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
 

Internet resources

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Nickolas Muray - Color Prints 
http://www.geh.org ... 
  
 

Printed biographies

The following books are useful starting points to obtain brief biographies but they are not substitutes for the monographs on individual photographers.

 
• Beaton, Cecil & Buckland, Gail 1975 The Magic Eye: The Genius of Photography from 1839 to the Present Day (Boston and Toronto: Little, Brown & Company) p.202 [Useful short biographies with personal asides and one or more example images.] 
  
• Capa, Cornell (ed.) 1984 The International Center of Photography: Encyclopedia of Photography (New York, Crown Publishers, Inc. - A Pound Press Book) p.348-349 
  
• International Center of Photography 1999 Reflections in a Glass Eye: Works from the International Center of Photography Collection (New York: A Bulfinch Press Book) p.223 [Includes a well written short biography on Nickolas Muray with example plate(s) earlier in book.] 
  
• Lenman, Robin (ed.) 2005 The Oxford Companion to the Photograph (Oxford: Oxford University Press)  [Includes a short biography on Nickolas Muray.] 
  
 

Useful printed stuff

If there is an analysis of a single photograph or a useful self portrait I will highlight it here.

 
• Szarkowski, John 1973 Looking at Photographs: 100 Pictures from the Collection of The Museum of Modern Art (New York: The Museum of Modern Art) p.90 [Analyzes a single photograph by Nickolas Muray.] 
  
 
  
 
  
 
  
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