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Horst P. Horst

Horst P. Horst

Germany • Born in: 1906

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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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Mannequin Untitled, Japan, Horst P. Horst

Mannequin Untitled, Japan

Horst P. Horst

Photography - 23.6 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch

$5,000

Model and table setting, about, Horst P. Horst

Model and table setting, about

Horst P. Horst

Photography - 23.6 x 19.1 x 0.1 inch

$5,000

Truman Capote at home, Palm Springs, USA, Horst P. Horst

Truman Capote at home, Palm Springs, USA

Horst P. Horst

Photography - 23.6 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch

$5,000

Truman Capote in his Jaguar XKE, Long Island, USA, Horst P. Horst

Truman Capote in his Jaguar XKE, Long Island, USA

Horst P. Horst

Photography - 23.6 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch

$5,000

Garden Peony against Black, Horst P. Horst

Garden Peony against Black

Horst P. Horst

Photography - 23.6 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch

$5,000

Giacometti Vase with Roses, Horst P. Horst

Giacometti Vase with Roses

Horst P. Horst

Photography - 23.6 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch

$5,000

Plaster Hand with Wine Raspberries, Horst P. Horst

Plaster Hand with Wine Raspberries

Horst P. Horst

Photography - 23.6 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch

$5,000

Poppies on the Mantel, Oyster Bay, Horst P. Horst

Poppies on the Mantel, Oyster Bay

Horst P. Horst

Photography - 23.6 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch

$5,000

Sculpture Fragment and Lyre with Poppy and Apple, Horst P. Horst

Sculpture Fragment and Lyre with Poppy and Apple

Horst P. Horst

Photography - 23.6 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch

$5,000

Venus and Torso with Gerbera, Horst P. Horst

Venus and Torso with Gerbera

Horst P. Horst

Photography - 23.6 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch

$5,000

Sculpture Fragment with Apples and Gerberas, Horst P. Horst

Sculpture Fragment with Apples and Gerberas

Horst P. Horst

Photography - 23.6 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch

$5,000

Zinnia and Shadows, 1980‘s, Horst P. Horst

Zinnia and Shadows, 1980‘s

Horst P. Horst

Photography - 23.6 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch

$5,000

Anise in Water, 1980‘s, Horst P. Horst

Anise in Water, 1980‘s

Horst P. Horst

Photography - 23.6 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch

$5,000

Model and string chair. Variant published in House and Garden, May 1, 1949, Horst P. Horst

Model and string chair. Variant published in House and Garden, May 1, 1949

Horst P. Horst

Photography - 39.4 x 31.5 x 0.1 inch

$15,000

Lud, dress by Jean Patou, jewellery by Mauboussin, Horst P. Horst

Lud, dress by Jean Patou, jewellery by Mauboussin

Horst P. Horst

Photography - 23.5 x 17.1 x 0.1 inch

$7,500

Dark Flower and Turquoise Vase, 1980‘s, Horst P. Horst

Dark Flower and Turquoise Vase, 1980‘s

Horst P. Horst

Photography - 29.5 x 29.5 x 0.1 inch

$6,000

Hibiscus, Campanula and Roses, 1980‘s, Horst P. Horst

Hibiscus, Campanula and Roses, 1980‘s

Horst P. Horst

Photography - 29.5 x 29.5 x 0.1 inch

$6,000

Calvin Klein at home, Santa Fe, Horst P. Horst

Calvin Klein at home, Santa Fe

Horst P. Horst

Photography - 24 x 24 x 0.1 inch

$3,000

Valentino Garavani at home, Italy, Horst P. Horst

Valentino Garavani at home, Italy

Horst P. Horst

Photography - 24 x 24 x 0.1 inch

$3,000

Gloria Vanderbilt at home, New York City, Horst P. Horst

Gloria Vanderbilt at home, New York City

Horst P. Horst

Photography - 22 x 20 x 0.1 inch

$3,000

Yves Saint Laurent at home, Paris, Horst P. Horst

Yves Saint Laurent at home, Paris

Horst P. Horst

Photography - 24 x 24 x 0.1 inch

$3,000

Gabrielle Coco Chanel (Silver Gelatin Print), Horst P. Horst

Gabrielle Coco Chanel (Silver Gelatin Print)

Horst P. Horst

Photography - 43 x 36 x 0.1 inch

$20,000

Lisa Fonssagrives, Lisa with Turban, Horst P. Horst

Lisa Fonssagrives, Lisa with Turban

Horst P. Horst

Photography - 39.86 x 32 x 0.1 inch

$15,000

Lud, corsage by Lanvin, jewellery by Mauboussin, Horst P. Horst

Lud, corsage by Lanvin, jewellery by Mauboussin

Horst P. Horst

Photography - 43.3 x 32 x 0.1 inch

$15,000

Paloma Picasso in a Design by Yves Saint Laurent, Paris, Horst P. Horst

Paloma Picasso in a Design by Yves Saint Laurent, Paris

Horst P. Horst

Photography - 24 x 18 x 0.1 inch

$4,999

Elsa Schiaparelli, Paris, Horst P. Horst

Elsa Schiaparelli, Paris

Horst P. Horst

Photography - 23.6 x 18.9 x 0.1 inch

$5,000

Cy Twombly in Rome 1966 - Untitled #16, Horst P. Horst

Cy Twombly in Rome 1966 - Untitled #16

Horst P. Horst

Photography - 29.5 x 29.5 x 0.1 inch

$5,000

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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).

What is Horst P. Horst’s artistic movement?

The artistic movements of the artists are: Famous Fashion Photographers, Where Art Meets Design

When was Horst P. Horst born?

The year of birth of the artist is: 1906