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Morris Engel
Rebecca, Harlem

1947

$4,500

About

Signed, titled and dated in pencil on mount verso. Vintage gelatin silver print Morris Engel was an American street photographer and cinematographer. After graduating high school he became a member of the cooperative of photographers called the Photo League in New York in 1936. This hoard of photographers was formed by coming together creatively around political and social issues. It was here that Engel met the artists that would introduce him to the art of filmmaking. His photography shows the everyday life of New Yorkers, the romantic, playful and, hopeful. This style of street photography translated strongly to film, which made his work in both mediums successful. In 1941, Engel joined the U.S. Navy and was to join the Combat Photo Unit 8 that later landed and photographed Normandy on D-Day. Engel worked as a staff photographer for the newspaper “PM” before the war and soon returned to after coming home in 1946. He worked for an array of other national magazines as Fortune and Ladies Home Journal. While working commercially, he remained in the Photo League and taught artistic workshops. Engel became an award-winning director in 1953, after his critically and internationally acclaimed film, “Little Fugitive.” His work has been exhibited in solo and group shows internationally. Among being published for the past eight decades in institutions as the Life Library of Photography, Vanity Fair, and the U.S. Camera Annual, his work can be found in a long list of public collections. The work of Engel is in permanent collections as the Art Institute of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois, International Center of Photography in New York, New York, National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, Rhode Island, and, Yale University Art Gallery in New Haven, Connecticut.

Details

  • Creator
    Morris Engel (1918-2005, American)
  • Creation Year
    1947
  • Dimensions
    Height: 10.375 in. (26.36 cm)Width: 13.375 in. (33.98 cm)Depth: 0.1 in. (2.54 mm)
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  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    Dallas, TX
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 39641stDibs: G130914215152

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