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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.



Circus Childhood - Details

Circus Childhood 1934
11 x 8.75 inches

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

Rooftop View, London - Details

Rooftop View, London c 1930s
9 x 7.5 inches
Silver bromide print.
For ‘Lilliput' Magazine.

Frosted statue in Garden - Details

Frosted statue in Garden (Crystal Palace) c 1940s
11.75 x 9.75 inches. Signed by the photographer verso and with studio stamp.
Vintage silver bromide photograph retouched by the photographer.

Portrait of Rolf Brandt - Details

Portrait of Rolf Brandt
11.75 x 9.75 inches
Vintage silver bromide print

London - Details

London 1952
40 x 30 inches

Archival pigment print

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

Edition 9/25