Herbert List  (German, 1903-1975) 


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Herbert List, Picnic by the Baltic, Germany


Herbert List
Picnic by the Baltic, Germany

Magnum Photos
Herbert List, Herr und Hund, Portofino


Herbert List
Herr und Hund, Portofino

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Herbert List, Man and Dog, Portofino


Herbert List
Man and Dog, Portofino

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Herbert List, Die Sklavin I (The Female Slave I), London


Herbert List
Die Sklavin I (The Female Slave I), London, 1936
gelatin silver print


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Herbert List, Jean Cocteau, Paris


Herbert List
Jean Cocteau, Paris, 1948
gelatin silver print


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Herbert List, Forum Romanum by night


Herbert List
Forum Romanum by night, 1950-1952
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1903   Born in Hamburg, Germany
1921 - 1922   Studied literature and art history at Heidelberg University
1924   Began taking photographs
1930   His artistic leanings and connections to the European avant-garde brought him together with the photographer Andreas Feininger, who introduced him to the Rolleiflex
1936   Left Germany for political and personal reasons
1937   Publications in "Life", "Photographie", "Verve" and "Harper's Bazaar"
1941   Working in Athens, List hoped to escape the war but was forced by invading troops to return to Germany. Because of his Jewish background, he was forbidden to publish or work officially in Germany. Several works, stored in a hotel in Paris, have been lost.
1946   Photographed the ruins of post-war Munich and took the job of art editor of "HEUTE", an American magazine for the German public
1951   List met Robert Capa, who convinced him to work as a contributor to Magnum Photos
1950 - 1961   Turned his interest towards Italy, photographing everything from street scenes to contemplative photo-essays, from architectural views to portraits of international artists living in Italy
1975   Died in Munich, Germany on April 4th
2009   Münchner Stadtmuseum Sammlung Fotografie, Munich, Germany
2008   Flo Peters Gallery, Hamburg, Germany
2008   Spazio Metropol, Milan, Italy
2007   Maison Européene de la Photographie, Paris, France
2007   Kunst-Raum im Deutschen Bundestag, Berlin, Germany
2006   Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Germany
2005   Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Sweden
2004   Veiled: The Elusive Oeuvre of Herbert List – Stephen Daiter Gallery, Chicago, IL
2004   Italian Diary: Herbert List – Fahy/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2003   Retrospektive: Fotografien Herbert List 1930-1966 – Museum Sankt Ingbert, Ingbert, Germany
2003   Die Retrospektive: Herbert List – Museum im Kulturspeicher Wurzburg, Wurzburg, Germany
2000 - 2002   Herbert List - Fotomuseum im Munchner Stadtmuseum, Munich, Germany; Hôtel de Sully, Paris, France; Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Köln, Germany; Fundacio “La Caixa”, Barcelona, Spain; Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany; Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, USA; Museo Alinari, Florence, Italy; Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal, Montréal, Canada
1996   Biblioteca Nazionale, Turin, Italy; Robert Miller Gallery, New York, USA; Musee de l’Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland; Italienisches Kultur-Institute, Köln, Germany
1995   Fotomuseum im Munchner Stadtmuseum, München, Germany; Palazzo Bagatti-Valsecchi, Milano, Italy; Goethe-Institute, Roma and Napoli, Italy; Palazzo Rucelai, Firenze, Italy; Galleria Costa, Genoa, Italy; Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, USA; Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica, USA; Galleria Photology, Milano, Italy
1994   Romisch-Germanisches Museum, Köln, Germany
1993   Glyptothek, München, Germany; Musée National des Monuments Francais, Paris, France; PPS Galerie, Hamburg, Germany; Goethe Institute, Athens, Greece
1992   Galerie Zur Stockeregg, Zürich, Switzerland
1991   Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1989   Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, NY
1988   Junge Maenner - PPS Galerie, Hamburg, Germany; Fotografie Forum, Frankfurt, Germany
1986   Pace MacGill Gallery, New York, USA; Olympus Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands; Palazzo Odeschalchi, Rome, Italy
1985   Chicago Public Library
1983   Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France; Galleria Rondini, Rome, Italy
1982   Galerie Octant, Paris, France
1981   International Center of Photography, New York, USA; Photographers’ Gallery, London, UK; Galleria Il Diaframma, Milano, Italy; Palazzo Odeschalchi, Rome, Italy
1980   CCD Galerie, Düsseldorf, Germany
1977   Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany; Kunsthaus, Zürich, Switzerland
1976   Die Neue Sammlung, München, Germany; Museum fur Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany; Kunsthalle, Nuremburg, Germany
1958   Galleria del Óbelisco, Roma, Italy
1942   Galerie Karl Buchholz, Berlin, Germany
1940   Parnassos Galerie, Athens, Greece
1937   Galerie du Chasseur d’Images, Paris, France
2005    Canti dall'Africa, Artificio Skira, Italy
2000    Herbert List - Die Monographie, Schirmer & Mosel, Germany (Herbert List - Eloges du Beau), Le Seuil, Paris, France
1995    Memento 1945 - Münchner Ruinen, Schirmer & Mosel, Germany
1995    Italien, Schirmer & Mosel, Germany; (Diario Italiano), Mondadori Editore, Italy
1993    Hellas, Schirmer & Mosel, Germany
1988    Söhne des lichts, Hoffmann & Campe, Germany; (Junge Männer), Twin Palms, USA
1985    Herbert List, Verlag, Germany
1981    Herbert List: Photographs 1930-1970, Rizzoli, USA/Thames & Hudson, UK
1977    Portraits, Hoffmann & Campe, Germany
1972    Martin Mayer (with Hans Konrad Roethel), Karl Thiemig, Germany
1963    Bildwerke aus Nigeria (with William Fagg), Prestel, Germany; (Nigerian Images), Lund Humphries Publishers, UK
1962    Napoli (with Vittorio de Sica), Sigbert Mohn, Germany
1958    Caribia, Rowohlt, Germany
1955    Rom, Hans Reich, Germany
1953    Licht über Hellas: Aufnahmen aus Griechenland 1937-1941, Georg D.W. Callwey, Germany