USA, 1947, printed 2010
George Platt Lynes (1907-1955) American fashion and commercial photographer
A printers proof, aside from an unknown edition size
With printers and George Platt Lynes Foundation stamps verso
Printed by the Kinsey Institute, Indiana
Image dimensions: 9 7/8 x 10 in. (25.1 x 25.4 cm.)
Sheet dimensions: 11 x 14 in. (27.9 x 35.6 cm.)
Overall dimensions: 16 x 20 in. (40.6 x 50.8 cm.)
Pencil inscriptions verso. Minor emulsion loss upper left corner and lower right margin. Fingerprint visible under raking light, lower center margin. Otherwise good condition.
George Platt Lynes (American, 1907-1955)
Self-taught photographer George Platt Lynes is most famous as a fashion and commercial photographer. Lynes shot many fashion photographs for clients such as Bergdorf Goodman and Saks Fifth Avenue and his celebrity portraits in Vogue and Harpers Bazaar created enough interest in his work that in 1933 he opened his own studio in New York. Throughout the 1930s his commercial success in portraiture and as a fashion photographer continued, including a collaboration with George Balanchines American Ballet company. Beginning in 1934, Lynes created one of the finest photographic documents of the great company, its productions and dancers. His first exhibition was held in 1933 by the Julian Levy Gallery, New York, and since then his works have been exhibited in galleries and museums in numerous cities.
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