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Brassaï
Hungary 
1899−1984
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Brassai (FR. Brassaï, in fact Gyula halász, Hun. Gyula Halász on 9 September 1899, Brassó, South-East Transylvania, Austria-Hungary — July 8, 1984, Eze, Dept. Alpes-Maritimes, France) Hungarian — French photographer, painter and sculptor.

Father was Hungarian, a Professor of literature, Armenian mother, brassaï himself often called himself a Jew. Participated in the First world war, then studied at the Budapest Academy of fine arts (1918−1919) and Academic high school in Berlin (1921−1922). In 1924 he settled in Paris, in the Montparnasse quarter, he took the alias name of his native city ("Brassaï" literally means "from Brassó").

Met Henry Miller, Jacques Prevert, Leon-Paul Fargues. Taught French language books on Proust.

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For some reason, it's not customary to speak well of Picasso 's first wife. Many of the artist's friends openly disliked Olga Khoklova. And the artist himself caused a lot of brickbat. And Picasso's biographers, who as a matter of fact knew about her only from the artist's words, rarely graced Olga with serious attention. She was a ballerina, got married, gave birth to a son, lost her mind. But…

Sergey Belenky
Sergey Belenky
, November 16, 2018 06:15 PM 1
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Замечательно. Маленькая поправка: последнее фото - это не в костюме из "Шахерезады," но в платье несоменно этим балетом навеянным. Первое фото - в Лондоне 1919 года, в костюме от Шанель. Хохлова была одной из ее первых клиенток.
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Brassaï. Illustration from the book "Thirty drawings" 1
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Brassaï. Illustration from the book "Thirty drawings" 1
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Illustration from the book "Thirty drawings" 1
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Brassaï. Illustration from the book "Thirty drawings" 2
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Illustration from the book "Thirty drawings" 2
XX century
Brassaï. Illustration from the book "Thirty drawings" 3
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Illustration from the book "Thirty drawings" 3
XX century
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