Josef Ehm (1909-1989)

Josef Ehm was a Czech photographer, teacher and editor. From 1934 – 1946, Ehm taught at the State School of Graphic Arts in Prague and, between 1939 and 1941, he edited with Funke magazine Photo horizon. In 1943, Ehm participated as the author of several shots for a portfolio of modern Czech photography.

In its free form, Ehm’s work was a remarkable representative of the stream based on the New Objectivity. In his work, the link between a sense of purist photography and perfection crafts is apparent. From the thirties to the sixties, Ehm’s work created a chamber ensemble of instruments, portraits, natural and urban landscapes and original ideas. He is one of the few photographers whose work is in the retaining elements which helped create a new pragmatism after 1945.

Josef Ehm- Woman with Veil 1946 vintage gelatin silver print

Josef Ehm, Untitled, 1946

Josef Ehm – Portrait behind black lace, 1945

Josef Ehm – Nude with Golden Lace I1946.Gelatin silver print_e

Josef Ehm – Rovina , Circa 1935. Gelatin silver print

Josef Ehm – Nude with Sabattier’s Effect, 1946. Gelatin silver print.

Josef Ehm – Krajkovaná Žena.Gelatin silver print

Josef Ehm – Nude with Seabattier_s Effect II1946.Gelatin silver print

Josef Ehm – NUDE (SOLARISATION), 1936Vintage gelatin silver print.

Josef Ehm – Nude with Golden Lace I 1946.Gelatin silver print

Josef Ehm – Nude on a Chair 1960 .Gelatin silver print

Josef Ehm – Nude on a Chair 1960 .Gelatin silver print

Henry B. Goodwin

« Dr. Henry Buergel Goodwin is one of Sweden´s most distinguished photographers ever. He was active in Sweden during and after World War I. Henry B. Goodwin was born in Munich, Germany, on February 20, 1878. He was christened Karl Heinrich Hugo, but after he had graduated from the University of Leipzig in 1903, he started to gradually change his name to give it an English-like touch by calling himself Buergel instead of Bürgel. He also converted from Catholicism to the Anglican Church. Young Heinrich was an Anglophile and was preparing himself for a future life in Great Britain. At the University of Leipzig Heinrich studied Nordic languages and wrote his doctor´s thesis on an old Icelandic manuscript. During his university years in Leipzig he also studied photography with Nicola Perscheid, who was one of the real great photographic masters in Europe at the turn of the century. » from henrygoodwin.se

 

                                Henry B. Goodwin – Nude Study, 1915

Henry B. Goodwin - Alfa Chiotrix portrait of ,Karin Bergstrom 1920 From Henry B. Goodwin by Olle Östlund, Ed ° Carlsson ,199

Henry B. Goodwin – Alfa Chiotrix portrait of ,Karin Bergstrom 1920 From Henry B. Goodwin by Olle Östlund, Ed ° Carlsson ,199

Henry B. Goodwin -portrait Vaitt-Hair,Karin-Bergstrom 1920.

Henry B. Goodwin -portrait Vaitt-Hair,Karin-Bergstrom 1920.

Henry B Goodwin -Titel saknas, 1920 Gelatin Silver print

Henry B. Goodwin -Swedish Nude . sepia-toned photogravure. 1920s. Printed 1925.

Henry B. Goodwin Utö 1914, gelatin silver print

Henry B. Goodwin Utö 1914, gelatin silver print

Henry B Goodwin. Nude, 1922

Henry B Goodwin – Snäckan, 1919

Henry B Goodwin -Nude Studies,1924 Gelatin Silver print

Henry B Goodwin -Titel saknas, ca 1920

Henry B Goodwin -Titel saknas, nd Gelatin Silver print

Henry B Goodwin -Titel saknas, ca 1920 Gelatin Silver print

Henry B Goodwin -Sittande kvinna med bar överkropp, 1920 Coal pigment photography

Henry B Goodwin -Senorita Rosita, 1922 My Spanish Model Gelatin Silver print

Henry B Goodwin -Titel saknas, 1923Color photography (Dye transfer) mounted on cardboard

Henry B. Goodwin Portrait of an unknown woman 1918

Henry B. Goodwin Portrait of an unknown woman 1918

Henry B Goodwin -Lady Barclay, ca 1915 Gelatin Silver print

Henry B Goodwin -Titel saknas, 1920

Henry B. Goodwin Jenny Hasselqvist as Schereazade n.d.. Gelatin silver print

Henry B Goodwin – Meggie Albanesi, 1922

Henry B Goodwin Jenny Hasselquist 1915 gelatin silver print

Henry B Goodwin -Titel saknas, nd

Henry B Goodwin- Femme au chale et a la rose, 1920 gelatin silver print 1

Henry Buergel Goodwin- Dancer, 1916

Henry Buergel Goodwin- Dancer, 1916

Henry Buergel Goodwin- ballerina, 1922

Henry Buergel Goodwin- ballerina, 1922

Henry Buergel Goodwin- Gabo Falk, 1917, photogravure

Henry Buergel Goodwin- Gabo Falk, 1917, photogravure

Henry B. Goodwin Portrait Jenny Hasselquist 1919

Henry B. Goodwin Portrait Jenny Hasselquist 1919

Henry B Goodwin -Gerd Ribbing, 1921

Henry B. Goodwin Portrait Jenny Hasselquist as a sylphid, 1917,

Henry B. Goodwin Portrait Jenny Hasselquist as a sylphid, 1917

Henry Buergel Goodwin- Sylfid( Model jenny Hasselquist), 1917 from Photograms of the year, 1917-18 photogravure

Henry Buergel Goodwin- Sylfid( Model jenny Hasselquist), 1917 from Photograms of the year, 1917-18 photogravure

Henry B Goodwin -Vera Fokina, nd Gelatin Silver print

Henry B Goodwin -Vera Fokina, nd Gelatin Silver print

Henry B. Goodwin Porträtt av kvinna Signerad och daterad Goodwin 1924. Gelatinsilver

Henry B. Goodwin Gerda Lundequist, actor as Maria Magdalena 1917 Carbon print

Henry Bosse American, 1844 - 1903 From Foot of Boulanger Slough Looking Downstream, Views on the Mississippi River, 1891 Cyanotype

Henry Bosse American, 1844 – 1903 From Foot of Boulanger Slough Looking Downstream, Views on the Mississippi River, 1891 Cyanotype

 

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John Gutmann Part I

« John Gutmann (1905–1998) was one of America’s most distinctive photographers. Born in Germany where he trained as an artist and art teacher, he fled the Nazis in 1933 and settled in San Francisco, reinventing himself as a photo-journalist. Gutmann captured images of American culture, celebrating signs of a vibrant democracy, however imperfect. His own status as an outsider—a Jew in Germany, a naturalized citizen in the United States—informed his focus on individuals from the Asian-American, African-American, and gay communities, as well as his photography in India, Burma, and China during World War II. Gutmann’s interests in painting and filmmaking, his collections of non-Western art and artifacts, and his pedagogy, all figure in a body of work at once celebratory and mysterious.

Gutmann was born to prosperous German-Jewish parents, in Breslau, Germany (since 1945, Wrocław, Poland). At age twenty-two, he graduated from the regional Academy of Arts and Crafts, where he studied with leading Expressionist painter Otto Müller. In 1927 Gutmann moved to Berlin, where he taught art to schoolchildren, participated in group exhibitions, and in 1931 had a solo show at the prestigious Gurlitt Gallery. However, his career was interrupted by the rise to power of the National Socialists in early 1933. While his family made plans to immigrate to New York, Gutmann set out on his own with San Francisco as his destination, and photography as his new profession. Before departing Germany, he acquired a Rolleiflex camera, hastily shot three rolls of film, and managed to secure a contract from the Berlin office of Presse-Photo. Making the most of a bad situation, he explored a new life as a foreign correspondent who would supply the very modern European illustrated press with views and reports from the American West.

By 1936, he had broken his contract with the Berlin press agency and made a new one with Pix in New York. By 1937, he had begun to teach art regularly at San Francisco College (later San Francisco State University), and this became his primary profession after a World War II era stint in the U.S. army. Gutmann retired his professorship in 1973 and began to reassess his body of work, sorting through boxes of negatives and making new prints of selected examples from the 1930s. It was a well-timed exercise: not only did Gutmann’s images satisfy a growing historical appetite for Depression-era photography, they also seemed compatible with certain kinds of experimental photography then emerging in the contemporary art scene. Before his death in 1998, Gutmann had seen his work featured in gallery and museum exhibitions, catalogues, and monographs.

By bequeathing his rich archive of nearly 5000 modern photographic prints, negatives, tearsheets, letters, and some drawings and early art prints to the CCP, John Gutmann has left us with the task of pursuing the rich knots, braids, tangles and threads in his complex life and work that unfolded over a most tumultuous and provocative century of modernity  » ccp-emuseum.

John Gutmann- “Memory”,1939

John Gutmann- “Memory”,1939 © Arizona Board of Regents

John Gutmann-Veiled Nude with Raised Arms,1939

John Gutmann-In Veiled Face, Blue Eyes, 1939

John Gutmann-In Veiled Face, Blue Eyes, 1939

John Gutmann-Half-Nude with Veiled Face 1939

John Gutmann-Half-Nude with Veiled Face ,1939 © Arizona Board of Regents

John Gutmann - Oracle, 1949

John Gutmann – Oracle,( Gerrie von Pribosic- Gutmann, on right 1949 © Arizona Board of Regents

John Gutmann-Rhinestones and Pearls( gerrie von pribosic gutmann), 1954

John Gutmann-Rhinestones and Pearls( gerrie von pribosic gutmann), 1954

John Gutmann-Behind the Fan, 1935

John Gutmann-Behind the Fan, 1935 © Arizona Board of Regents

John Gutmann-The Fan, 1935

John Gutmann-The Fan, 1935

John Gutmann-Feather Hat and Black Lace( gerrie von pribosic gutmann), 1951

John Gutmann-Feather Hat and Black Lace( gerrie von pribosic gutmann), 1951 © Arizona Board of Regents

John Gutmann- Turning to look, 1935 1

John Gutmann- Turning to look, 1935 © Arizona Board of Regents

John Gutmann-Closed eyes, 1935

John Gutmann-Closed eyes, 1935 © Arizona Board of Regents

John Gutmann- Above the Veil, Her Eyes, 1935 11

John Gutmann- Above the Veil, Her Eyes, 1935 © Arizona Board of Regents

John Gutmann- Dancer Topless, 1939 © Arizona Board of Regents

John Gutmann- Dancer Topless, 1939 © Arizona Board of Regents

 

John Gutmann- Dancer Topless, 1939 © Arizona Board of Regents

John Gutmann- Dancer Topless, 1939 © Arizona Board of Regents

John Gutmann-Blonde Topless in Black Space, 1939

John Gutmann-Blonde Topless in Black Space, 1939 © Arizona Board of Regents

John Gutmann-Close- up, 1935 1

John Gutmann-Close- up, 1935 © Arizona Board of Regents

John Gutmann-Web of Light (Akiko), 1934

John Gutmann-Web of Light (Akiko), 1934

John Gutmann - Web of Light, 1934

John Gutmann – Web of Light, 1934 © Arizona Board of Regents

John Gutmann- Face Behind Curtain, 1937 © Arizona Board of Regents

John Gutmann- Face Behind Curtain, 1937 © Arizona Board of Regents

John Gutmann- Double Portrait, 1938-39_

John Gutmann- Double Portrait, 1938-39 © Arizona Board of Regents

John Gutmann-Hands on Teleface, 1938

John Gutmann-Hands on Teleface, 1938

 

John Gutmann-J.G. Searching for Distant Views, 1938

John Gutmann-J.G. Searching for Distant Views, 1938

John Gutmann- Post-Surgical Portrait of an Artist, 1952

John Gutmann- Post-Surgical Portrait of an Artist, 1952 [Gerrie von Pribosic- Gutmann , with head wrapped in white bandage, dark framed work in background] © Arizona Board of Regents

John Gutmann, The Cigarette, ( gerrie von pribosic gutmann),1950

John Gutmann, The Cigarette, ( gerrie von pribosic gutmann),1950

John Gutmann - The game , New orleans, 1937

John Gutmann – The game , New orleans, 1937 © Arizona Board of Regents

John Gutmann-Death at the Mardi Gras, New Orleans, 1937

John Gutmann-Death at the Mardi Gras, New Orleans, 1937

John Gutmann-Death with Flowers, New Orleans, 1937

John Gutmann-Death with Flowers, New Orleans, 1937

John Gutmann-Man Placing Hat Over Mask, Mardi Gras, New Orleans, 1937

John Gutmann-Man Placing Hat Over Mask, Mardi Gras, New Orleans, 1937

 

John Gutmann-The Father, New Orleans, 1937

John Gutmann-The Father, New Orleans, 1937

John Gutmann-The trip, 1955

John Gutmann-The trip, 1955 © Arizona Board of Regents

John Gutmann - Out of the pool, 1934

John Gutmann – Out of the pool, 1934 © Arizona Board of Regents

John Gutmann- After Her Dive, Watching a Rival, 1936

John Gutmann- After Her Dive, Watching a Rival, 1936 © Arizona Board of Regents

John Gutmann - Sailor girl Tatoo, 1945

John Gutmann – Sailor girl Tatoo, 1945 © Arizona Board of Regents

John Gutmann - That Inner Eye, 1940’s

John Gutmann – That Inner Eye, 1940 © Arizona Board of Regents

John Gutmann-Self Portrait with Irene, 1940

John Gutmann-Self Portrait with Irene, 1940

John Gutmann - Self -portrait , with his paintings Nude and Still Life with Apples , 1932

John Gutmann – Self -portrait , with his paintings Nude and Still Life with Apples , 1932 © Arizona Board of Regents

John Gutmann-Self portrait with LoveBird, 1934

John Gutmann-Self portrait with LoveBird, 1934 © Arizona Board of Regents

John Gutmann-Father Doll, 1951

John Gutmann-Father Doll, 1951

John Gutmann-Very Beautiful in Feather Hat, 1951

John Gutmann-Very Beautiful in Feather Hat, 1951

John Gutmann-Gerrie and Circular Drawing 1951

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Paulina Otylie Surys- Untitled,2013

Paulina Otylie Surys- Untitled,2013

 

Paulina Otylie Surys May the Circle Remain Unbroken, 2013

Paulina Otylie Surys May the Circle Remain Unbroken, 2013

 

Paulina Otylie Surys May the Circle Remain Unbroken, 2013

Paulina Otylie Surys May the Circle Remain Unbroken, 2013

 

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Paulina Otylie Surys,2012

 

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Man Ray , 1930

Man Ray - , 1930 ( source centre pompidou)

Man Ray – (1930 ( source centre pompidou)

 

Lejaren A. Hiller

Lejaren Hiller Sr. / Lejaren à Hiller / John Hiller (3 July 1880 – 23 May 1969) was an accomplished American illustrator and photographer.

 

Born as John Hiller in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, he changed his name to Lejaren à Hiller when he moved from New York City. He studied painting and illustration at the Chicago Art Institute and travelled to Paris where he found work in a number of studios. By the early 1900s his attention turned to photography and he was widely regarded as the « creator of American photographic illustration ».

Hiller was known for dramatically staged tableaux. He would spend considerable time and effort in arranging the set and models, while an assistant took the photograph, making Hiller’s contribution more directorial than photographic. He was more interested in the final result than the means used to achieve it and is remembered for saying:

« If a man wants to strangle his wife and throw her in the kitchen sink, let him do it any way he wants to. If he’s doing it awkwardly, or not the way I’d do it, all right — it’s a good job so long as he gets her into the sink, completely strangled.« 

From 1927-50 Hiller was commissioned by Davis & Geck to produce the prints for a series of historic advertisements entitled “Sutures in Ancient Surgery,” and published in 1944 as “Surgery through the Ages”. Hiller used elaborate costumes, dramatic backdrops and lighting, and had half-clad models posing as patients. The images depicted a broad range from mediaeval and Aztec surgeons, to surgeons from ancient Egypt and India. The collection was widely acclaimed, and in 1937 won the Edward Bok Award for advertising. The originals of this series were donated to the Art Institute of Chicago.

Hiller also created a series of photographic posters for the US Armed Forces during World War II.

See the first article HERE

                                                                       Lejaren A. Hiller- Woman in Costume, ca. 1920

Lejaren A Hiller Woman in Costume,1920

Lejaren A. Hiller -Semi-Nude Woman in Costume and Pose ca. 1920

Lejaren A. Hiller -Semi-Nude Woman in Costume and Pose ca. 1920

Lejaren A. Hiller -Semi-Nude Woman in Costume and Pose ca. 1920

Lejaren A. Hiller -Semi-Nude Woman in Costume and Pose ca. 1920

Lejaren A. Hiller -Semi-Nude Woman in Costume and Pose ca. 1920

Lejaren A Hiller Semi-Nude Woman In Costume Dancing 1920 positive, gelatin on glass

Lejaren A Hiller Semi-Nude Woman, Man In Costume Dancing 1920 positive, gelatin on glass

Lejaren A. Hiller -Semi-Nude Woman in Costume and Pose ca. 1920

Lejaren A. Hiller -Semi-Nude Woman in Costume and Pose ca. 1920

Lejaren A. Hiller -Semi-Nude Woman in Costume and Pose ca. 1920

Lejaren A. Hiller -Semi-Nude Woman in Costume and Pose ca. 1920

Lejaren A. Hiller -Semi-Nude Woman in Costume and Pose ca. 1920

Lejaren A Hiller Woman in Costume,1920

Lejaren A. Hiller -Semi-Nude Woman in Costume and Pose ca. 1920

Lejaren A. Hiller -Semi-Nude Woman in Costume and Pose ca. 1920

Lejaren A. Hiller -Nude Woman Pose ca. 1920

Lejaren A. Hiller -Semi-Nude Woman in Costume and Pose ca. 1920

Lejaren A. Hiller -Semi-Nude Woman in Costume and Pose ca. 1920

Lejaren A Hiller -Nude Woman ith veil, 1920 positive, gelatin on glass

Lejaren A. Hiller -Semi-Nude Woman in Costume and Pose ca. 1920

Lejaren A. Hiller -Semi-Nude Woman in Costume and Pose ca. 1920

Lejaren A. Hiller -Semi-Nude Woman in Costume and Pose ca. 1920

Lejaren A. Hiller -Semi-Nude Woman in Costume and Pose ca. 1920

Lejaren A. Hiller -Semi-Nude Woman in Costume and Pose ca. 1920

Lejaren A. Hiller -Semi-Nude Woman in Costume and Pose ca. 1920

Lejaren A. Hiller -Semi-Nude Woman in Costume and Pose ca. 1920

Lejaren A. Hiller -Semi-Nude Woman in Costume and Pose ca. 1920

Unknown- captive beauty, the slavegirl, from Nights Magazine,1927

Unknown- captive beauty, the slavegirl, from Nights Magazine,1927