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Dr. Mehemed Fehmy Agha (Mykolayiv, 1896 - Pennsylvania, 1978) was a Russian-born Turkish designer, art director, and pioneer of modern American publishing. He was instrumental in defining the role of the magazine art director and delivering the full force of European avant garde experimentation to the pages of Vogue, Vanity Fair, and House & Garden, the Condé Nast publishing company's flagship magazines in the United States. §
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Agha was the art director at the publishing firm Condé Nast from 1929 to 1943.
American, Soviet, German, Russian
Artist, Art Director, Editor, Photographer
Mehemed Fehmy Agha, Mehemed Fehmys Agha, Mehemed F. Agha, Dr. M. F. Agha, M. F. Agha
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