Frank Horvat  (French, 1928) 

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Frank Horvat Biography
1928   Born in in Abbazia, Italy
1939 - 1945   Lived in Lugano, Switzerland
1950   Met Henri Cartier-Bresson in Paris
1949 - 1953   Moved to Milano, Itally and studied at the Accademia di Brera
1952 - 1953   Travelled to Pakistan and India as free-lance photographer
1954 - 1955   Moved to London and worked for LIFE and Picture Post
1955   Moved to Paris
1953 - 1959   Worked at an advertising firm in Milano, Italy
1958 - 1961   Became part of MAGNUM as an associate photographer
1957 - 1962   Became a fashion photographer and worked for Jardin des Modes, Elle, Glamour, Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, etc.
1962 - 1963   Worked on two books, Strip-Tease and Television
1986 - 1987   Worked on "Entre Vues": interviews with famous photographers
1989   Began experimenting with digital imaging
1990 - 1998   Worked on projects for books, including "Sculptures by Degas", "Bestiarium", "Chimerae", "Ovid's Metamorphases", "Walks Around Boulougne-Billancourt"
2003 - 2004   Worked on "La Veronique": 50 yards around my house in Provence
Selected Exhibitions
2009   Frank Horvat "Very Similar" Galerie Hiltawsky, Berlin (solo)
2006   Prints in black and white and in colour, Tristan's Gallery, Cornwall, GB
ICONES ET INEDITS, Digital black and white prints, La Maison-pres-Bastille, Paris
2005   Photographs of the sculptures by Robert Couturier, Musee Maillol, Paris
LA VERONIQUE, Assolibri Gallery, Florence, Italy
2004   Archival inkjet prints, Wouter Van Leeuwen Gallery, Amsterdam, Holland
Black and white vintage prints, Janos Gat Gallery, New York, USA
LA VERONIQUE, Nature and Landscape Festival, La Gacilly, France
LA VERONIQUE, Dina Vierny Gallery, Paris
2003   Personal exhibition at Fahey-Klein Gallery, Los Angeles: BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPHS
Personal retrospective exhibition at Maison de la Photographie, Toulon, France
2002   Personal exhibition at Fundation Vila Casas, Barcelona, Spain : HOMAGE TO CATALONIA
Personal exhibition at Janos Gat Gallery, New York: 1999, A DAILY REPORT
Personal exhibition at Staley Wise Gallery, New York: STRIP-TEASE
Personal exhibition at Haeckelbury Fine Arts, London: BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPHS
Personal exhibition at Galerie Dina Vierny, Paris : VRAIES SEMBLANCES
Personal exhibition at Fifty-one Fine Art Photography, Antwerpen: BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPHS
2001   Personal exhibition at Galerie Dina Vierny, Paris: STRIP TEASE
2000   Personal exhibition at Galerie Serge Aboucrat, Paris: MINI-RETROSPECTIVE
Personal exhibition at Jane Jackson Gallery, Atlanta, GA, USA: VERY SIMILAR
Personal exhibition at Galerie in focus, Cologne, Germany: 51 PHOTOGRAPHS IN BLACK & WHITE
Personal exhibition at Sao Paolo, Brasil: FASHION PHOTOGRAPHS
Personal exhibition at Stadtgalerie, Kiel, Germany: NEW YORK UP AND DOWN
Personal ex. Musee Regional des Centovalli, Intragna, Suisse: 51 PHOTOGRAPHS IN BLACK AND WHITE
Personal exhibition at Musee Maillol, Paris: 1999, A DAILY REPORT and PARIS VINTAGE
Personal exhibition at Galleria Assolibri, Firenze, Italy, of 51 PHOTOGRAPHS IN BLACK AND WHITE
1999   Personal exhibition at Casa di Goethe, Rome: GOETHE IN SICILY
Personal exhibition at the Zoological Museum in Kiel, Germany: HORVAT'S BESTIARY
Personal exhibition at Hackelbury Fine Arts, London: VERY SIMILAR
1998   Personal exhibition "GOETHE IN SICILY" at Goethe-Haus, Frankfurt a.M., Germany
Personal exhibition "51 PHOTOGRAPHIES EN NOIR ET BLANC" and - "70 ANS-70 PHOTOS", at Galerie Esther Woerdehoff, Paris
"VRAIES SEMBLANCES, Institut Francais, Valence
1997   Personal exhibition at Photographie-Forum, Frankfurt a.M., Germany
Personal exhibition at Institut Francais, Prag, Czech Republic
Personal exhibition at Institut Francais, Bratislava, Slovakia
Personal exhibition "VINTAGE PRINTS" at Staley-Wise Gallery, New York
Personal exhibition "HIGH FASHION PHOTOGRAPHS IN ROME, FOR HARPER'S BAZAAR", at Galleria Acta International, Rome, Italy
1995   Personal exhibition "PLEASE DON'T SMILE " at Hamiltons, London, Staley Wise, New York, Carla Sozzani, Milano, Agathe Gaillard, Paris
Personal exhibition "LE BESTIAIRE D'HORVAT" at Centro Krizia, Milano, Italy
Personal exhibition "LE BESTIAIRE D'HORVAT" at Parc Regional de la Bresse, France
Personal exhibition "FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY" at Fotofest, Houston, USA
1994   Collective exhibition of the SELECT COLLECTION at Musee de l'Elysee, Lausanne, Switzerland
Personal exhibition "LE BESTIAIRE D'HORVAT", at Centre National de la Photographie, Paris
1993   FASHION PHOTOGRAPHS" as part of "VANITES" at Centre National de la Photographie, Paris
Personal exhibition at Foto-folies, Rodez, France.
1992   Personal exhibition "DIGITAL IMAGES", at Galerie Pictorial, Paris
"SCULPTURES BY DEGAS", as part of collective exhibition "PHOTOGRAPHIE ET SCULPTURE", at Centre National de la Photographie, Paris
1991   Personal exhibition at Vision Gallery, San Francisco, USA
Retrospective exhibition at Galerie du Chateau d'Eau, Toulouse, France
1990   Personal exhibition "VRAIES SEMBLANCES", Fotofest, Houston, USA
Personal exhibition "VRAIES SEMBLANCES" at French Institute, New York
Personal exhibition "FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY" at several FNAC centers in France
Personal exhibition at Folio Gallery, Calgary, Canada
Personal exhibition "DIGITAL PRINTS" at FNAC, Paris
1989   Personal exhibition "FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY, at Prinz Gallery, Kyoto, Japan
Personal exhibition "PHOTOGRAPHIES DE MODE" at Espace Paris-Audiovisuel, Paris
Personal exhibition "ALBUM DE FAMILLE " at Comptoir de la Photographie, Paris
Personal exhibition "DIGITAL PRINTS" at FNAC, Paris
1988   Personal exhibition "FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY" at Centre Culturel Francais, Prag, Czechoslovakia
Personal exhibition "FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY" at Bell Commons Space, Tokyo
1987   Personal exhibition "HOMMAGE A FERRARI" at Fondation Cartier, Jouy-en-Josas, France
1986   Personal exhibition "VRAIES SEMBLANCES", at Galleria Novecento, Palermo, Italy
Personal exhibition "VRAIES SEMBLANCES"+" SCULPTURES BY RODIN" Ctr. Culturel, Verrieres, France
1985   Personal exhibition "PHOTOGRAPHIES DE MODE" at Centre d'Art Centemporain, Montbeliard, France
Personal exhibition "TREES", in Berlin-Neukolln, Germany
1984   Personal exhibition "ARBRES" at Centre Culturel, Toulon, France
Personal exhibition "FASHION PHOTOGRAPHS at Sander Gallery, New York
1983   Collective exhibition "ARBRES" at Centre Pompidou, Paris
Personal exhibition "ARBRES" at Maison de la Culture, Angouleme, France
Personal exhibition "ARBRES" at La Chambre Claire, Paris
Personal exhibition "VRAIES SEMBLANCES" at Espace Canon, Paris
1982   Personal exhibition "TREES" at National Museum, Malta
Collective exhibition "PARIS-PARIS", Centre Pompidou, Paris.
1981   Personal exhibition "30 ANNEES DE BONHEUR" at Galerie Mamya, Paris
Personal exhibition "TREES" at Galleria Novecento, Palermo, Italy
Personal exhibition "TREES" at Zeit Gallery, Tokyo
1980   Personal exhibition "ARBRES" at Artcurial Gallery, Paris
Personal exhibition "30 HAPPY YEARS" at Photographers Gallery, London
1978   Personal exhibition "TREES" at Photographers Gallery, London
1977   Personal exhibition "ARBRES" at Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Nantes, France
1955   One photograph ("Muslim Wedding") in FAMILY OF MAN, MOMA, New York