Bill Brandt

1904
Born in Hamburg, Germany

1927
Travelled to Vienna, where he was taken up by Dr Eugenie Schwarzwald

1930
Assisted Man Ray in Paris for several months

1931
Moved to London

1932
Married Eva Boros

1934
Settled, with wife, in Belsize Park, north London

1937
Visited the industrial north of England for the first time

1938
'The Perfect Parlourmaid' appeared first in Verve magazine and then in Picture Post

1938
Brandt's second book, A Night in London, was published in London and Paris

1983
Died after a short illness


Selected Exhibitions

2013
Bill Brandt, Museum of Modern Art, New York

2008
Private and Public: Class, Personality, Politics, and Landscape in British Photography, Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Photographs by Bill Brandt: A Sense of Wonder, MFAH - Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX

2007
Oog/Eye, Foam Fotografiemuseum, Amsterdam
A Selection of Exceptional Vintage Photographs, Stephen Daiter Gallery, Chicago, IL
VIP, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, ACT

2006
Busy Going Crazy, the Sylvio Perlstein Collection, La Maison Rouge, Paris
Making History - Art and Documentary in Britain from 1929 to Now, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool (England)
Bill Brandt - A Retrospective, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL

2005
Magritte Prive, BOZAR - Palais des Beaux-Arts/ Paleis voor Schone Kunsten, Brussels
De la comtesse De Castiglione a Cindy Sherman, Galerie de France, Paris

2004
Few Are Chosen: Street Photography and the Book, 1936-1966, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, NY
The Artist Observed - Portraits and Self-Portraits, Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University, Stanford, CA

2003
Flesh Tones - 100 Years of the Nude, Robert Mann Gallery, New York City, NY
Looking at Photographs - 125 photographs from the Muesum of Modern Art, New York, The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg
Bill Brandt: A Retrospective, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT

2002
World War II: Vintage Photographs, Lee Gallery, Winchester, MA
Der Akt in der Kunst des 20, Jahrhunderts, Kunsthallein Emden, Emden

2001
The Fine Art of Photography, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Ediburgh (Scotland)
Known and Unknown, Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York

1998
In the Cold: Photography 1945 - 1965, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, SA

Bill Brandt

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