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Bill Brandt

Bill Brandt (1904-1983) is regarded as Britain's greatest modern photographer. His career began in Paris in 1929 as an assistant to the Surrealist artist/photographer Man Ray and in the early 1930s he moved to England, where he established his reputation by working for magazines documenting British cultural and social life. In the post-war period Brandt's Surrealist interests came to play a major role in his photography. He began to favour a more subjective and imaginative aesthetic that led to his concentration on the female nude as his principal theme. 

Brandt's work is held in public and private collections worldwide, and his centenary was celebrated with a major exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London. England & Co's exhibition Brandt: Known and Unknown showed large format prints of Bill Brandt's famous series of Nudes from the late 1940s and 1950s alongside works by his brother Rolf Brandt, the distinguished painter and illustrator.

BIOGRAPHY   
 


Photography



Circus Childhood - Details


Circus Childhood 1934

Vintage silver bromide print laid on card
Verso: Epsom May 1934
Signed bottom right


11 x 8.75 inches

Untitled - Details


Untitled (Rooftop view)

Vintage silver bromide print
Verso: Lilliput 37 “Dear Judy, one afternoon thirty years ago I climbed up
to the roof of the house where you now live and this is what I saw there. Love Billy.”


9 x 7.5 inches

Untitled - Details


Untitled (Frost)

Vintage silver bromide print
11.75 x 9.75 inches

Portrait of Rolf Brandt - Details


Portrait of Rolf Brandt

Vintage silver bromide print
11.75 x 9.75 inches

London - Details


London 1952

Archival pigment print

Printed on Crane's Museo paper from the original negative.


40 x 30 inches

  Edition 9/25