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Fritz Henle
Frida Kahlo Outside the Church, Modern Photograph

1936

$3,500

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Artist: Fritz Henle Title: Frida Kahlo in her Studio Medium: Original Silver Gelatin Photograph, (produced from film) Edition Size: 4/25 Year of Work: 1936 Dimensions: 15 x 15" Framed 9.5 x 9.5" Unframed Provenance: Acquired from Daughter of Fritz Henle Original Fritz Henle silver gelatin photograph of Frida Kahlo taken and developed in 1936. Fritz Henle who was a Life Magazine photographer was invited by Frida to visit her home several times throughout his career. During his stay at her home, Casa Azul in Mexico City, Frida allowed him to take lovely portraits of her and trusted his artistic direction. The photograph shows Frida from a different perspective than her usual self portraits and captures her beauty and elegance on film. This piece is very limited as the photographer only produced 25 original prints after his trip to visit her and has been on collection in her Museum in Mexico City. Artist Bio Fritz Henle's career as a photojournalist and artist spanned six decades in Germany in 1928. He traveled through the Mediterranean, India, China, and Japan in the pre-war 1930s, documenting those travels with his trusted Rolleiflex, before emigrating to the US in 1936. Passionately involved with the relatively new medium of photography, Henle was at once a successful freelance photojournalist, working for Life beginning in 1937; a top fashion photographer in New York during the 40s and early 50s; a portrait photographer sought after by notables of the time; a well traveled documentarist whose work took him to Asia in the pre-war 30s, later to Mexico, Paris, throughout the USA, and to the Caribbean in the late 40s, where he traveled the islands before making his home on St. Croix in 1958. Tirelessly prolific, Henle published nineteen books of his work, from his first Japan in 1936, to Casals in 1975. His photographs were published over the decades in countless magazines; among them cover stories for Life, fashion editorials shot for Harper¹s Bazaar, Mademoiselle, Town & Country and others, features in photography periodicals, illustrations in the Travel section of the Sunday New York Times. Numerous one person exhibitions of his photographs, beginning with This is Japan in Tokyo in 1936, helped to establish him as a creative visionary with an exceptional technique, a keen sense of striking composition, and a determination to capture the beauty in life. Arguably one of the best known photographers in America by the mid 1950s, Fritz Henle, who died in 1993, has been described by the late photo historian Helmut Gernsheim as the last of the great classical photographers.

Details

  • Creator
    Fritz Henle (1909 - 1993, German)
  • Creation Year
    1936
  • Dimensions
    Height: 15 in. (38.1 cm)Width: 15 in. (38.1 cm)Depth: 1 in. (2.54 cm)
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  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    Saint Augustine, FL
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU136326581012

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