Introduction
Florence Henri (28 June 1893, New York City – 24 July 1982, Laboissière-en-Thelle) was a photographer and artist. She grew up in Europe and studied in Rome, where she met the Futurists, and in Berlin, then in Paris with Fernand Léger and Amédée Ozenfant, and finally at the Dessau Bauhaus before returning to Paris where she started with photography. Her work includes experimental photography, advertising, and portraits, many of artists.
Wikidata
Q443429
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Introduction
She was Swiss, but born in New York of a French father and German mother. She spent her childhood in Paris, Vienna, and the Isle of Wight. She came into contact with the Futurists in Rome, and in Berlin she studied the piano with Egon Petri. In 1927 Henri studied painting and photography under László Moholy-Nagy at the Bauhaus, (Dessau, Germany). In 1928 Henri moved to Paris where she established a studio where she practiced advertising and portrait photography. She also taught photography in Paris until 1963, when she abandoned photography for painting.
Nationalities
Swiss, American, Parisian, French, German
Gender
Female
Roles
Artist, Teacher, Painter, Photographer
Name
Florence Henri
Ulan
500000126
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