Henri Florence American 1893 1982,  born in New York, studied in Paris



Florence Henri was born in New York She studied at the Bauhaus under Lazlo Moholy-Nagy and Josef Albers. She also studied painting with Ferdinand Leger. In Paris she became a portrait and advertising photographer. Her photographs reflect the influence of cubism, often using mirrors to produce pictures that are fragmented and spatially ambiguous.

Like other 'new photographers' of the time she also made use of unusual viewpoints, such as her picture looking down from the transporters bridge in Marseilles - also the subject of pictures by Herbert Bayer, Germain Krull and others.  

TITLE ON OBJECT: Composition No. 10
PUBLISHED TITLE: Still Life Composition (No. 10)

gelatin silver print
26.5 x 37.5 cm.
Museum Purchase
GEH NEG: 38383


Du Pont, Diana C. --Florence Henri: Artist-Photographer of the Avant-Garde.-- San Francisco: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 1990. pl. 8.//
Mulligan, Therese & Wooters, David. --Photography from 1839 to today: George Eastman House, Rochester, NY.--
Cologne: Taschen, 1999. p. 530.//

"A Survey of the Photographic Still Life", US, NY, Rochester, GEH - Corridor, September 20 - November 4, 1988.//
"Florence Henri: Artist-Photographer of the Avante-Garde", US, CA, San Francisco, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, December 13, 1990 - February 10, 1991. (Traveled).//
"Insight: Women's Photographs from the Collection", US, NY, Rochester, GEH - North Gallery, June 24 - December 10, 1995.//

INSCRIPTION: verso-(in pencil) "Composition (underlined)" "No. 10" (in red pencil) "557" "unten (?)"

NOTES: Catalogued 9/88, DZ, updated 3/95, DZ/AS. Date from --Florence Henri-- (SFMOMA).

SUBJECT: still life, composition 10  

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