Contemporary Works / Vintage Works, Ltd.

André Kertész

(American/Hungarian, 1894–1985)

carousel horses, paris by andré kertész

André Kertész

Carousel Horses, Paris, 1920–1939

defense d'afficher, paris (post no bills) by andré kertész

André Kertész

Defense d'Afficher, Paris (Post No Bills), 1936–1940

distortion #20 by andré kertész

André Kertész

Distortion #20, 1933–1940

martinique by andré kertész

André Kertész

Martinique, 1972

modernist tree study against a riveted metal tank by andré kertész

André Kertész

Modernist Tree Study against a Riveted Metal Tank, ca. 1923

satiric dancer, paris, 1926<br /> printed: 1970s by andré kertész

André Kertész

Satiric Dancer, Paris, 1926
Printed: 1970s



Born in Budapest, Hungary
Bought his first camera while working as a clerk at the Budapest Stock Exchange
Moved to Paris
1933 - 1936
Published three books of his own photographs
Immigrated to United States and settled in New York
Awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship
Died in New York, NY


Discoveries, Bruce Silverstein Gallery, New York, NY
Re-Collection: Works from the collection of the Colorado Photographic Arts Center, Denver Public Library, Denver, CO
CITY VIEWS: André Kertész, Bruce Silverstein Gallery, New York, NY
2009 - 2010
Twilight Visions: Surrealism, Photography and Paris, Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN
André Kertész: On Reading, The Photographers' Gallery, London, UK
André Kertész: In the Depths of Winter, Bruce Silverstein Gallery, New York, NY
2007 - 2008
André Kertész: Seven Decades, The Getty Center, Los Angeles, CA
The Polaroids, Bruce Silverstein Gallery, New York, NY
The Early Years, Bruce Silverstein Gallery, New York, NY
André Kertész, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
André Kertész, Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
André Kertész: The New York Period 1936 - 1985, Bruce Silverstein Gallery, New York, NY
André Kertész: Of Paris and New York, Chicago Institute of Art, Chicago, IL
Printemps, Tokyo, Japan
André Kertész, Master of Photography, Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, VA

Public Collections

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Amherst Fine Arts Center, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
Kunsthaus Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan
Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Italy
Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Canada
Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada


Frizot, Michel and Annie-Laure Wanaverbecq. André Kertész. Paris: Editions, Hazan, 2010
Sallenave, Daniele. André Kertész (Photofile). London: Thames & Hudson, 2008
Gurbo, Robert. André Kertész: The Polaroids. New York: W.W. Norton, 2007
Gossage, John, Martin Parr and Sylvia Plachy. André Kertész: Observations, Thoughts, Reflections. Chicago: Stephen Daiter Gallery, 2005
Greenough, Sarah, Robert Gurbo and Sarah Kennel. André Kertész. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2005
Silverstein, Bruce. André Kertész: The Early Years. New York: W.W. Norton, 2005
Borhan, Pierre. André Kertész: His Life and Work. New York: Bulfinch Press, 2000
Corkin, Jane. André Kertész: A Lifetime of Perception. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1982