Nickolas Muray  (American/Hungarian, 1892-1965) 


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Nickolas Muray Biography
1892   Born Miklós Mandel on February 15, in Szeged, Hungary
1904 - 1908   Studied fundamentals of photography, photoengraving, and lithography at Budapest Graphic Arts School.
1909   Studies color separation in Munich for one year.
1910 - 1913   Studies photochemistry, color photoengraving and color filter making at National Technical School in Berlin,Germany.
1913   Immigrated to New York City.
1920   Opened a portrait studio at his home in Greenwich Village.
1921   Received a commission from Harper's Bazaar to do a portrait of the Broadway actress Florence Reed.
1931   Began affair with Mexican painter, Frida Kahlo.
1938   Made a portrait of Frida Kahlo, while she was attending her exhibit at the Julien Levy Gallery in New York which became his best known and loved portrait.
1941   Affair with Frida Kahlo ended, but the two remained good friends until Muray's death.
1954   Died.
Selected Exhibitions
1997   The American Century, Photographs and Visions, Part I: 1900-1935, James Danziger Gallery, New York. The show traveled to Stephen Daiter Photography Gallery, Chicago.
1979   Fleeting Gestures: Dance Photographs, International Center for Photography, New York
1979   AMERIKA FOTOGRAFI 1920-1940, Kunsthaus, Zurich
1978   NICKOLAS MURAY, Prakapas Gallery, New York (solo)
1974   NICKOLAS MURAY, Retrospective, International Museum of Photography, George Eastman House, Rochester, New York. Traveled to The Photographers’ Gallery, London; and Venice, 79 (solo)
1965   ‘Vanities Fair,’The Coffee House Club, New York (solo)
1965   The Twenties Revisited, Gallery of Modern Art, New York (solo)
1964   New York Coliseum’s International Photography Fair, New York (solo)
1960   Nickolas Muray: Peoples of The World, Chicago Natural History Museum, Chicago (solo)
1943   The Color Group of the Royal Photographic Society, Group Show, London
1938   Colour Prints by Nickolas Muray, Royal Photographic Society, London (solo)
1925   British Westminster Photographic Exhibition, Group Show, London
1925   Primo Salon Italiano D’Arte Fotografica Internazionale, Group Show, Torino
1922   London Royal Philharmonic Society Show, Group Show, London