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Horst P. Horst

Born in: 1906

Germany

Biography

On the 14th of August 1906, in Weißenfels-an-der-Saale in Germany, a legend was born. Horst Paul Albert Bohrmann, known as Horst P. Horst, is considered a master in his field. He died on the 19th of November 1999 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. 

After studying art at Kunstgewerbeschule (Hambourg), Horst moved to Paris in 1930 to train with Le Corbusier. Often spending time with bourgeois circles, he met George Hoyningen-Huene, the director of Vogue France studios. Encouraged by him, Horst threw himself into photography and published his first pictures with the French fashion magazine. In 1937 he left Paris for New York, where he met Coco Chanel. Over thirty years of collaboration and several dozen world-famous photographs ensued. During this period, he was admired and supported by important members of the fashion world such as Diana Vreeland. Following the closure of Vogue studios in 1951, he devoted himself to his own studio and produced numerous photos of interiors, landscapes, still lifes and nudes.

Nicknamed the photographer of elegance, Horst is best known for his photographs of glamorous and sophisticated women. He would prepare his shots meticulously, combining dramatic lighting, attention to detail and theatrical poses. His work is largely influenced by Greek sculpture, for which he had enormous admiration. “He photographed women as goddesses: inaccessible and calm Olympians". His photos are part of a Surrealist and Neoclassical trend.

Adopted by the fashion world, Horst began exhibiting his work in major art galleries from 1932 until the end of his career. His works have been assembled and published in numerous books: Horst, His Work, Horst: Photographer of Style, etc. In 1989 he received the CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America) Lifetime Achievement Award, and in 1996, the Master of Photography Award from the International Center of Photography (New York).

His works have been exhibited at the Fortuny Palace in Venice (1989), the Louvre in Paris (1991), the Museum Ludwig Cologne (1992), the National Portrait Gallery (2001) and at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London (2007).

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Horst P. Horst, Classics - Electric Beauty, Photography

Horst P. Horst

Classics - Electric Beauty, 1939
40.7 x 35.4 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$26,000

Horst P. Horst, Classics - Round The Clock (Variant), Photography

Horst P. Horst

Classics - Round The Clock (Variant), 1987
46.5 x 35.4 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$23,000

Horst P. Horst, Classics - Round The Clock (Variant) II, Photography

Horst P. Horst

Classics - Round The Clock (Variant) II, 1987
46.5 x 35.4 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$25,000

Horst P. Horst, Classics - Marlene Dietrich, 1942 II, Photography

Horst P. Horst

Classics - Marlene Dietrich, 1942 II, 1942
39.1 x 31.5 x 0.01 inch
Photography

$20,000

Horst P. Horst, Classics - Marlene Dietrich, Photography

Horst P. Horst

Classics - Marlene Dietrich, 1942
45.9 x 39.4 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$20,000

Horst P. Horst, Classics - Odalisque II, Photography

Horst P. Horst

Classics - Odalisque II, 1943
44.3 x 35.4 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$31,000

Horst P. Horst, Classics - Coco Chanel, Photography

Horst P. Horst

Classics - Coco Chanel, 1937
37.7 x 35.4 x 0.01 inch
Photography

$17,000

Horst P. Horst, Classics - Dali Costumes, Photography

Horst P. Horst

Classics - Dali Costumes, 1939
50 x 35.4 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$26,000

Horst P. Horst, Fashion in Colour - Barbara "Babe" Cushing Mortimer Paley, Dress by Traina-Norell, Photography

Horst P. Horst

Fashion in Colour - Barbara "Babe" Cushing Mortimer Paley, Dress by Traina-Norell, 1946
65 x 49.6 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$60,000

Horst P. Horst, Classics - Mainbocher Corset, 1939, Photography

Horst P. Horst

Classics - Mainbocher Corset, 1939, 2018
46.1 x 35.4 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$36,000

Horst P. Horst, Round the Clock, New York, 1987, Photography

Horst P. Horst

Round the Clock, New York, 1987, 2018
44.3 x 35.4 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$36,000

Horst P. Horst, Roy Lichtenstein, New York, 1977 (Lichtenstein Studio, Southampton) Untitled #4, Photography

Horst P. Horst

Roy Lichtenstein, New York, 1977 (Lichtenstein Studio, Southampton) Untitled #4, 1977
39.4 x 51.2 inch
Photography

$12,000

Horst P. Horst, Doris Duke - Shangri La 1966, Untitled #5, Photography

Horst P. Horst

Doris Duke - Shangri La 1966, Untitled #5, 1966
23.6 x 23.6 inch
Photography

$5,000

Horst P. Horst, Around That Time - Elsa Peretti, Photography

Horst P. Horst

Around That Time - Elsa Peretti, 1976
23.6 x 23.6 inch
Photography

$5,000

Horst P. Horst, Cy Twombly in Rome - Untitled #31, Photography

Horst P. Horst

Cy Twombly in Rome - Untitled #31, 1966
23.6 x 23.6 inch
Photography

$5,000

Horst P. Horst, Cy Twombly in Rome - Untitled #23, Photography

Horst P. Horst

Cy Twombly in Rome - Untitled #23, 1966
23.6 x 23.6 inch
Photography

$5,000

Horst P. Horst, Cy Twombly in Rome - Untitled #4, Photography

Horst P. Horst

Cy Twombly in Rome - Untitled #4, 1966
23.6 x 23.6 inch
Photography

$7,000

Horst P. Horst, Fashion in Colour - Lisa Fonssagrives - Penn, Vogue, Published June 1 1940, Photography

Horst P. Horst

Fashion in Colour - Lisa Fonssagrives - Penn, Vogue, Published June 1 1940, 1940
41.3 x 31.5 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$11,000

Horst P. Horst, Fashion in Colour - Suit and Coat by Handmacher, Photography

Horst P. Horst

Fashion in Colour - Suit and Coat by Handmacher, 1943
41.3 x 31.5 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$11,000

Horst P. Horst, Fashion in Colour - Dress by Mollie Parnis, Background by Marcel Vertes, 1953, Photography

Horst P. Horst

Fashion in Colour - Dress by Mollie Parnis, Background by Marcel Vertes, 1953, 1953
41.3 x 31.5 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$11,000

Horst P. Horst, Classics -  Classic Still Life, 1937, Photography

Horst P. Horst

Classics - Classic Still Life, 1937, 2018
44.5 x 35.4 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$31,000

Horst P. Horst, Fashion in Colour - Susann Shaw, 1943, Photography

Horst P. Horst

Fashion in Colour - Susann Shaw, 1943, 2014
41.3 x 31.5 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$15,000

Horst P. Horst, Fashion in Colour - American Vogue Cover, 15 May 1941, Photography

Horst P. Horst

Fashion in Colour - American Vogue Cover, 15 May 1941, 2014
31.5 x 41.3 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$40,000

Horst P. Horst, Coco Chanel, Paris, 1937, Photography

Horst P. Horst

Coco Chanel, Paris, 1937, 2018
44.7 x 35.4 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$36,400

Horst P. Horst, Donna Marella Agnelli, Forte Dei Marmi, Photography

Horst P. Horst

Donna Marella Agnelli, Forte Dei Marmi, 1967
15.7 x 15.7 inch
Photography

$4,000

Horst P. Horst, Roy Lichtenstein, New York, 1977 (Lichtenstein Studio, Southampton), Photography

Horst P. Horst

Roy Lichtenstein, New York, 1977 (Lichtenstein Studio, Southampton), 1977
59.1 x 59.1 inch
Photography

$26,500

Horst P. Horst, Roy Lichtenstein, New York, 1977 (Lichtenstein Studio, Southampton) Untitled #3, Photography

Horst P. Horst

Roy Lichtenstein, New York, 1977 (Lichtenstein Studio, Southampton) Untitled #3, 1977
39.4 x 51.2 inch
Photography

$12,000

Horst P. Horst, Roy Lichtenstein, New York, 1977 (Lichtenstein Studio, Southampton) Untitled #2, Photography

Horst P. Horst

Roy Lichtenstein, New York, 1977 (Lichtenstein Studio, Southampton) Untitled #2, 1977
50 x 50 inch
Photography

$15,000

Horst P. Horst, Doris Duke - Shangri La, 1966 Untitled #10, Photography

Horst P. Horst

Doris Duke - Shangri La, 1966 Untitled #10, 1966
23.6 x 23.6 inch
Photography

$5,000

Horst P. Horst, Doris Duke - Shangri La, 1966 Untitled #9, Photography

Horst P. Horst

Doris Duke - Shangri La, 1966 Untitled #9, 1966
23.6 x 23.6 inch
Photography

$5,000

Horst P. Horst, Doris Duke - Shangri La, 1966 Untitled #8, Photography

Horst P. Horst

Doris Duke - Shangri La, 1966 Untitled #8, 1966
23.6 x 23.6 inch
Photography

$5,000

Horst P. Horst, Doris Duke - Shangri La, 1966 Untitled #7, Photography

Horst P. Horst

Doris Duke - Shangri La, 1966 Untitled #7, 1966
23.6 x 23.6 inch
Photography

$5,000

Horst P. Horst, Doris Duke - Shangri La, 1966 Untitled #6, Photography

Horst P. Horst

Doris Duke - Shangri La, 1966 Untitled #6, 1966
23.6 x 23.6 inch
Photography

$5,000

Horst P. Horst, Doris Duke- Shangri La, 1966 Untitled #4, Photography

Horst P. Horst

Doris Duke- Shangri La, 1966 Untitled #4, 1966
23.6 x 23.6 inch
Photography

$5,000

Horst P. Horst, Doris Duke - Shangri La, 1966 Untitled #3, Photography

Horst P. Horst

Doris Duke - Shangri La, 1966 Untitled #3, 1966
23.6 x 23.6 inch
Photography

$5,000

Horst P. Horst, Doris Duke - Shangri La, 1966 Untitled #2, Photography

Horst P. Horst

Doris Duke - Shangri La, 1966 Untitled #2, 1966
23.6 x 23.6 inch
Photography

$5,000

Horst P. Horst, Doris Duke - Shangri La, 1966 Untitled #1, Photography

Horst P. Horst

Doris Duke - Shangri La, 1966 Untitled #1, 1966
23.6 x 23.6 inch
Photography

$5,000

Horst P. Horst, Diana Vreeland, New York, 1979 (D. Vreeland apartment 'Garden in hell' by Billy Baldwin), Photography

Horst P. Horst

Diana Vreeland, New York, 1979 (D. Vreeland apartment 'Garden in hell' by Billy Baldwin), 1979
15.7 x 15.7 inch
Photography

$4,000

Horst P. Horst, Marella Agnelli, Photography

Horst P. Horst

Marella Agnelli, 1967
23.6 x 23.6 inch
Photography

$5,000

Horst P. Horst, Marella Agnelli, Photography

Horst P. Horst

Marella Agnelli, 1967
23.6 x 23.6 inch
Photography

$5,000

Horst P. Horst, Around That Time- Prince & Princess of Hesse, Photography

Horst P. Horst

Around That Time- Prince & Princess of Hesse, 1967
23.6 x 23.6 inch
Photography

$5,000

Horst P. Horst, Marella Agnelli, Photography

Horst P. Horst

Marella Agnelli, 1967
23.6 x 23.6 inch
Photography

$5,000

Horst P. Horst, Marella Agnelli, Photography

Horst P. Horst

Marella Agnelli, 1967
23.6 x 23.6 inch
Photography

$5,000

Horst P. Horst, Marella Agnelli, Photography

Horst P. Horst

Marella Agnelli, 1967
23.6 x 23.6 inch
Photography

$5,000

Horst P. Horst, Marella Agnelli, Photography

Horst P. Horst

Marella Agnelli, 1967
23.6 x 23.6 inch
Photography

$5,000

Horst P. Horst, Marella Agnelli, Photography

Horst P. Horst

Marella Agnelli, 1967
23.6 x 23.6 inch
Photography

$5,000

Horst P. Horst, Marella Agnelli, Photography

Horst P. Horst

Marella Agnelli, 1967
23.6 x 23.6 inch
Photography

$5,000

Horst P. Horst, Marella Agnelli, Photography

Horst P. Horst

Marella Agnelli, 1967
23.6 x 23.6 inch
Photography

$5,000

Horst P. Horst, Marella Agnelli, 1967, Photography

Horst P. Horst

Marella Agnelli, 1967, 1967
23.6 x 23.6 inch
Photography

$5,000

Horst P. Horst, Around That Time - Jacqueline de Ribes, 1984, Photography

Horst P. Horst

Around That Time - Jacqueline de Ribes, 1984, 1984
23.6 x 23.6 inch
Photography

$5,000

Horst P. Horst, Around That Time - Baron & Baroness de Waldner, 1964, Photography

Horst P. Horst

Around That Time - Baron & Baroness de Waldner, 1964, 1964
23.6 x 23.6 inch
Photography

$5,000

Horst P. Horst, Around That Time - Marella Agnelli, 1967, Photography

Horst P. Horst

Around That Time - Marella Agnelli, 1967, 1967
23.6 x 23.6 inch
Photography

$5,000

Horst P. Horst, Around That Time - Marella Agnelli, 1967, Photography

Horst P. Horst

Around That Time - Marella Agnelli, 1967, 1967
23.6 x 23.6 inch
Photography

$5,000

Horst P. Horst, Around That Time - Diane von Furstenberg, Photography

Horst P. Horst

Around That Time - Diane von Furstenberg, 1972
23.6 x 23.5 inch
Photography

$5,000

Horst P. Horst, Around That Time - Lee Radziwill, Photography

Horst P. Horst

Around That Time - Lee Radziwill, 1971
23.6 x 23.6 inch
Photography

$5,000

Horst P. Horst, Around That Time - Consuelo Vanderbilt Balsan, Photography

Horst P. Horst

Around That Time - Consuelo Vanderbilt Balsan, 1963
23.6 x 23.6 inch
Photography

$5,000

Horst P. Horst, Around That Time - Gloria Vanderbilt, Photography

Horst P. Horst

Around That Time - Gloria Vanderbilt, 1970
23.6 x 23.6 inch
Photography

$5,000

Horst P. Horst, Around That Time - Babe Paley, 1964, Photography

Horst P. Horst

Around That Time - Babe Paley, 1964, 1964
23.6 x 23.6 inch
Photography

$5,000

Horst P. Horst, Around That Time - Jane Holzer, Photography

Horst P. Horst

Around That Time - Jane Holzer, 1969
23.6 x 23.6 inch
Photography

$5,000

Horst P. Horst, Cy Twombly in Rome - Untitled #30, Photography

Horst P. Horst

Cy Twombly in Rome - Untitled #30, 1966
23.6 x 23.6 inch
Photography

$5,000

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