New Release | George Hoyningen-Huene Estate
ATLAS GALLERY WITH THE GEORGE HOYNINGEN-HUENE ESTATE ANNOUNCE THE RELEASE OF 8 EXQUISITE PLATINUM PALLADIUM PRINTS, OFFERED HERE FOR THE FIRST TIME
A pioneer in fashion photography, George Hoyningen-Huene’s (1900-1968) elegant, pared-down style has had a dramatic impact on photographers around the world and his work continues to have relevance today, as an artist who created some of the most striking photographic portraits and compositions of the twentieth century. Often known simply as Huene, he worked primarily in Paris, New York and Hollywood and first gained international fame in the fields of sophisticated fashion and portrait photography.
Huene’s unique, innovative and artistic vision infused with elements of modernism, neoclassicism and surrealism made Huene one of the leading photographers at Vogue and Vanity Fair magazines from 1926 to 1935, and later at the rival magazine Harper’s Bazaar. He was one of the first to capture the style of the haute couture fashion houses of Paris, including Chanel, Balenciaga, Schiaparelli and the jeweller Cartier.
He possessed a keen eye for elegance and sophistication and moved with ease in creative and aristocratic circles. Many of the most beautiful women of the era became his models, including the Swedish dancer Lisa Fonssagrives, Agneta Fischer, and fellow photographer Lee Miller.