André Kertész is widely recognized as one of the most important and influential photographers of the twentieth century. In 1936 he came to America from Hungary after a decade of pioneering the art of modern photography in his beloved Paris. He made New York his home thereafter. For the next half century, Kertész refined his art of avant-garde design and gentle observation of the human condition. His images explore and underscore the nuances of the everyday experience, often showing us what we just missed in passing. Kertész made pictures for adults with the hearts of children. When he died in 1985 at the age of 91, he left behind a body of work hailed worldwide by collectors, curators, historians, and a vast, appreciative public.
Kertész's first major museum exhibtion took place at The Art Institute of Chicago in 1946. His first major retrospective began at the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. on February 6th, 2005.
We invite you to join us to explore fifty beautiful examples of the photography of this master in our new exhibition: André Kertész: Observations, thoughts, reflections.
Robert Gurbo, assistant to Kertész during his late years and curator of the artist's estate since his death will be present.