From his studio in New York, Australian-born Anton Bruehl (1900-1982) created inventive and perfectly realised colour photographs for magazines such as Vogue and Vanity Fair. His work ranges from advertising to images of stars of the stage and screen, to his personal photography in the classic documentary tradition.
Bruehl was a leader in the new field of colour photography and remained at its forefront until his retirement in 1966. He was best known for his elaborately staged, densely coloured advertisements and theatrical tableaux. American photographer Ansel Adams described his work as being 'entirely contrived, and yet absolutely sincere'.
A National Gallery of Australia exhibition
Image: Anton Bruehl, Knitted-to-order sport clothes 1932. Advertisement for Bonwit Teller department store. Gelatin silver photograph. National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. Gift of American Friends of the National Gallery of Australia Inc., New York NY USA Made possible with the generous support of Anton Bruehl Jr, 2006.
The National Gallery of Australia is an Australian Government agency.
This exhibition is proudly supported by the American Friends of the National Gallery of Australia Inc, New York, USA, and made possible with the generous support of Mr Anton Bruehl Jr.
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