Erwin Blumenfeld
1897–1969

Introduction

Erwin Blumenfeld (26 January 1897 – 4 July 1969) was an American photographer of German origin. He was born in Berlin, and in 1941 emigrated to the United States, where he soon became a successful and well-paid fashion photographer, working as a free-lancer for Harper's Bazaar, Life and American Vogue. His personal photographic work showed the influence of Dadaism and Surrealism; his two main areas of interest were death and women. He was expert in laboratory work, and experimented with photographic techniques such as distortion, multiple exposure, photo-montage and solarisation.

Wikidata identifier

Q71827

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Country of birth

Germany

Roles

Artist, author, collagist, manufacturer, painter, pastelist, photographer

ULAN identifier

500022598

Names

Erwin Blumenfeld, Irṿin Blemenfeld, Jan Bloomfield, ארוין בלומנפלד

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