Anton Bruehl exhibition at the NGA

johnboy 25 October 2010


The National Gallery have announced a new exhibition of works by Anton Bruehl:

The first major retrospective of the photographs of Anton Bruehl, an Australian-born photographer whose work was once seen by millions but is now largely forgotten will open tomorrow at the National Gallery of Australia. Anton Bruehl was one of the most successful celebrity portraiture, advertising and fashion photographers in New York from the 1920s to the 1950s.

Anton Bruehl Junior said “Although my father never returned to Australia, he always had affection for his homeland. It felt right that my collection of his photographs should be held at the National Gallery of
Australia in Canberra. I am thrilled that the National Gallery is presenting this exhibition and with the assistance of the Australian government is touring this around the country,”

The exhibition includes a “who’s-who” of screen and stage from Marlene Dietrich, Gene Tierney and James Cagney to Katherine Hepburn. There are also images from stage shows as diverse as Carousel and Porgy and Bess to the Ballet Russes of Monte Carlo.

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