Brassaï

1899–1984

Brassaï, ‘The Urchin Bijou, Bar de la Lune’ 1932, printed 1960–9
The Urchin Bijou, Bar de la Lune 1932, printed 1960–9
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Biography

Brassaï (French: [bʁa'saj]; pseudonym of Gyula Halász; 9 September 1899 – 8 July 1984) was a Hungarian–French photographer, sculptor, medalist, writer, and filmmaker who rose to international fame in France in the 20th century. He was one of the numerous Hungarian artists who flourished in Paris beginning between the World wars.

In the early 21st century, the discovery of more than 200 letters and hundreds of drawings and other items from the period 1940 to 1984 has provided scholars with material for understanding his later life and career.

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