Horst P. Horst

Horst Paul Albert Bohrmann, known by his artist's name Horst P. Horst, was a German-American photographer and one of the most important fashion and portrait photographers of his time. At the end of the 1920s he studied architecture at the school of applied arts in Hamburg, later an internship in the studio of Le Corbusier in Paris. In 1930 he immigrated to America and lived in New York. He is particularly known for his dramatic staging of light and shadow, which he shot with a Rolleiflex and Hasselblad camera. Worked for the French, English and Italian Vogue as well as Vanity Fair.

Works

  • Horst P. Horst
    Lisa with Turban
    1940

    Gelatin silver print, printed later
    Embossed on recto
    Signed, titled and dated on verso
    Artist stamp on verso

    27 x 35,5 cm
  • Horst P. Horst
    Helen Bennett
    1935

    Gelatin silver print, printed later
    Signed, titled and dated; Artist stamp on verso

    40 x 50 cm
  • Horst P. Horst
    Mainbocher Corset
    Paris, 1939

    Gelatin silver print, printed later
    Embossed on recto
    Signed, titled and dated; Artist stamp on verso

    27 x 35,5 cm
  • Horst P. Horst
    Dovima wearing long gown
    1951

    Vintage gelatin silver print
    Signed and annotated on verso

  • Horst P. Horst
    Odalisque III
    New York, 1943

    Gelatin silver print, printed later
    Embossed on recto
    Signed, titled and dated; Artist stamp on verso

    35,5 x 27,5 cm
  • Horst P. Horst
    Table setting with apples

    Platinum print
    Artist stamp
    Signed on verso
    Signd on recto

    27,5 x 35,5 cm
  • Horst P. Horst
    Fashion for Bergdorfs
    New York, 1953

    Platinum print
    Artist stamp
    Signed, titled and dated on verso
    Signed on recto

    16 x 20 cm

Exhibitions