HERBERT LIST "ANNA MAGNANI" PHOTO, 1951
Herbert List (1903-1975) was a German photographer who worked in a variety of genres including travel photography, war reportage, fashion photography, portraiture and Surrealism.
List came from a wealthy family and was able to dedicate himself to photography. In 1936, he left Germany for Paris because of both creative reasons and the increasingly hostile political situation.
Over the next 30 years or so List has a fascinatingly versatile and dynamic career. Particularly in the 1950's List was a sought-after portrait photographer and shot many of the European avant-garde or cultural elite of the era including Picasso, Colette, Miro, Chagall, Stravinsky, Cocteau, Alexander Calder, George Braque, Marlene Dietrich and the list goes on.
In the early 1950's List spent a significant amount of time in Italy. This portrait, of Italian movie star Anna Magnani, is one of List's most famous portraits. List would shoot the actress several times in Rome and her country home.
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Estate stamp verso
Gelatin silver print
Photographed 1951, printed later
11”H 9”W (unframed)
Very good condition
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