Horst p. hORST

German-American, 1906-1999

Horst P. Horst was born Horst Paul Albert Bohrmann in 1906 in the German town of Weissenfels-an-der-Salle. Growing up in a middle-class family, Horst vacationed with his in Weimar, where he became acquainted with students of the Bauhaus School. After a yearlong bout with lung disease in the late 1920s and a half-hearted attempt at a clerical job and the study of Chinese, Horst took up a career in carpentry and furniture-making while at the Kunstgewerbeschule in Hamburg.  Horst soon excelled at these trades and in 1930 moved to Paris to work with esteemed architect Le Corbusier. Several years later, disillusioned with the monetary aspect of the architecture and the impersonal nature of creating for "the masses," Horst began assisting celebrated Vogue photographer Baron George Hoyningen-Huene in his studio.

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HORST P. HORST,  Muriel Maxwell, Hat by Lilly Dache, Jewelry by Trabert and Hoeffer-Mauboussin , 1940

HORST P. HORST, Muriel Maxwell, Hat by Lilly Dache, Jewelry by Trabert and Hoeffer-Mauboussin, 1940