BRASSAI (Hungarian, 1899 – 1984)

Brassai was born in 1899 in Brasso, Transylvania. Settling in Paris in 1921, he became fascinated with the city’s nightlife. Brassai received numerous awards during his life. He was named in 1974 Chevalier des Arts et les Lettres, and in 1976 Chevalier de l’Ordre de la Legion d’Honneur. In 1979 he was awarded the French National Grand Prize for Photography.

Selected Collections:

Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia

Musée des beaux-arts du Canada

Centre Pompidou, Musée National d’Art Moderne, Paris

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

Yokohama Museum of Art, Nishi-ku, Yokohama, Japan

Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barclona, Spain

Art Institute of Chicago

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

International Museum of Photography, George Eastman House, Rochester, NY