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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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Istanbul - Babü’s-saade, Topkapi Palace, Istanbul, 1954, Horst P. Horst

Istanbul - Babü’s-saade, Topkapi Palace, Istanbul, 1954

Horst P. Horst

Photography - 15.7 x 15.7 inch

$1,700

Marella Agnelli at Villar Perosa Portfolio, Horst P. Horst

Marella Agnelli at Villar Perosa Portfolio

Horst P. Horst

Photography - 42 x 105 x 0.1 inch

$20,000

Around That Time, Portfolio #2, Horst P. Horst

Around That Time, Portfolio #2

Horst P. Horst

Photography - 40 x 80 x 0.1 inch

$20,000

Around That Time/ Portfolio #1, Horst P. Horst

Around That Time/ Portfolio #1

Horst P. Horst

Photography - 40 x 80 x 0.1 inch

$20,000

Paloma Picasso - Portfolio of 10 photographs, Horst P. Horst

Paloma Picasso - Portfolio of 10 photographs

Horst P. Horst

Photography - 40 x 100 x 0.1 inch

$20,000

Doris Duke, Shangri La, Portfolio, Horst P. Horst

Doris Duke, Shangri La, Portfolio

Horst P. Horst

Photography - 42 x 105 x 2 inch

$20,000

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

$6,000

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

Classics - Round The Clock (Variant)

Horst P. Horst

Photography - 46.5 x 35.4 x 0.1 inch

$25,000

Yves Saint Laurent - Normandie, Untitled #6, Horst P. Horst

Yves Saint Laurent - Normandie, Untitled #6

Horst P. Horst

Photography - 23.6 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch

$5,000

Portraits - Jane Fonda Modeling, Plaid Wool Dress, CA, Horst P. Horst

Portraits - Jane Fonda Modeling, Plaid Wool Dress, CA

Horst P. Horst

Photography - 27.6 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch

$3,000

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

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

Horst P. Horst

Photography - 59.4 x 59.4 x 0.1 inch

$4,000

Istanbul - The Throne Room, Istanbul, Topkapi Palace, 1954, Horst P. Horst

Istanbul - The Throne Room, Istanbul, Topkapi Palace, 1954

Horst P. Horst

Photography - 35.4 x 35.4 inch

$3,600

Istanbul - Enderun Library, Topkapi Palace, Istanbul, 1954, Horst P. Horst

Istanbul - Enderun Library, Topkapi Palace, Istanbul, 1954

Horst P. Horst

Photography - 35.4 x 35.4 inch

$3,600

Around That Time - Gloria Vanderbilt Apartment, New York, Horst P. Horst

Around That Time - Gloria Vanderbilt Apartment, New York

Horst P. Horst

Photography - 23.6 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch

$6,000

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

Doris Duke - Shangri La, Untitled #8

Horst P. Horst

Photography - 23.6 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch

$6,000

Marella Agnelli, Untitled #10, Horst P. Horst

Marella Agnelli, Untitled #10

Horst P. Horst

Photography - 23.6 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch

$6,000

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

Around That Time - Consuelo Vanderbilt Balsan

Horst P. Horst

Photography - 23.6 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch

$6,000

Cy Twombly in Rome - Untitled #27, Horst P. Horst

Cy Twombly in Rome - Untitled #27

Horst P. Horst

Photography - 23.6 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch

$6,000

Yves Saint Laurent - Normandie, Untitled #3, Horst P. Horst

Yves Saint Laurent - Normandie, Untitled #3

Horst P. Horst

Photography - 23.6 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch

$5,000

Fashion in Colour - Dress by Hattie Carnegie, Horst P. Horst

Fashion in Colour - Dress by Hattie Carnegie

Horst P. Horst

Photography - 53.1 x 40.6 x 0.1 inch

$15,000

Classics - Marlene Dietrich, Horst P. Horst

Classics - Marlene Dietrich

Horst P. Horst

Photography - 45.9 x 39.4 x 0.1 inch

$20,000

Portraits, Andy Warhol, New York, Horst P. Horst

Portraits, Andy Warhol, New York

Horst P. Horst

Photography - 59.4 x 59.4 x 0.1 inch

$27,000

Yasmin Le Bon Chanel contact sheet, Vogue UK, Horst P. Horst

Yasmin Le Bon Chanel contact sheet, Vogue UK

Horst P. Horst

Photography - 70.9 x 54.1 x 0.1 inch

$25,000

Classics - Marlene Dietrich, Horst P. Horst

Classics - Marlene Dietrich

Horst P. Horst

Photography - 39.1 x 31.5 x 0.01 inch

$20,000

Classics - Electric Beauty, Horst P. Horst

Classics - Electric Beauty

Horst P. Horst

Photography - 40.7 x 35.4 x 0.1 inch

$25,000

Classics - Round The Clock, Horst P. Horst

Classics - Round The Clock

Horst P. Horst

Photography - 44.3 x 35.4 x 0.1 inch

$35,000

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

Doris Duke - Shangri La, Untitled #3

Horst P. Horst

Photography - 31.5 x 31.5 x 0.1 inch

$10,000

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

Doris Duke - Shangri La, Untitled #1

Horst P. Horst

Photography - 31.5 x 31.5 x 0.1 inch

$10,000

Marella Agnelli, Untitled #1, Horst P. Horst

Marella Agnelli, Untitled #1

Horst P. Horst

Photography - 23.6 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch

$6,000

Marella Agnelli, Untitled #3, Horst P. Horst

Marella Agnelli, Untitled #3

Horst P. Horst

Photography - 23.6 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch

$6,000

Marella Agnelli, Untitled #2, Horst P. Horst

Marella Agnelli, Untitled #2

Horst P. Horst

Photography - 31.5 x 31.5 x 0.1 inch

$10,000

Marella Agnelli, Untitled #8, Horst P. Horst

Marella Agnelli, Untitled #8

Horst P. Horst

Photography - 23.6 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch

$6,000

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

Around That Time - Jacqueline de Ribes

Horst P. Horst

Photography - 23.6 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch

$6,000

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

Around That Time - Baron & Baroness de Waldner

Horst P. Horst

Photography - 23.6 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch

$6,000

Around That Time - Marella Agnelli, Horst P. Horst

Around That Time - Marella Agnelli

Horst P. Horst

Photography - 23.6 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch

$6,000

Around That Time - Jane Holzer, Horst P. Horst

Around That Time - Jane Holzer

Horst P. Horst

Photography - 23.6 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch

$6,000

Around That Time - Elsa Peretti, Horst P. Horst

Around That Time - Elsa Peretti

Horst P. Horst

Photography - 23.6 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch

$6,000

Cy Twombly in Rome - Untitled #13, Horst P. Horst

Cy Twombly in Rome - Untitled #13

Horst P. Horst

Photography - 23.6 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch

$5,999

Paloma Picasso - Untitled #3, Horst P. Horst

Paloma Picasso - Untitled #3

Horst P. Horst

Photography - 23.6 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch

$6,000

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

Fashion in Colour - Lisa Fonssagrives - Penn, Vogue, Published June 1

Horst P. Horst

Photography - 65.7 x 50 x 0.1 inch

$25,000

Fashion in Colour - Vogue - September, Horst P. Horst

Fashion in Colour - Vogue - September

Horst P. Horst

Photography - 41.3 x 31.5 x 0.1 inch

$12,000

Fashion in Colour- Carmen Dell'Orefice, Dress by Hattie Carneggie, Horst P. Horst

Fashion in Colour- Carmen Dell'Orefice, Dress by Hattie Carneggie

Horst P. Horst

Photography - 41.3 x 31.5 x 0.1 inch

$12,000

Fashion in Colour- Loretta Young, New York, Horst P. Horst

Fashion in Colour- Loretta Young, New York

Horst P. Horst

Photography - 41.3 x 31.5 x 0.1 inch

$12,000

Fashion in Colour- Jean Patchett, Bathing Suit by Brigance, Horst P. Horst

Fashion in Colour- Jean Patchett, Bathing Suit by Brigance

Horst P. Horst

Photography - 65.7 x 50 x 0.1 inch

$25,000

Fashion in Colour - Coat by Connie Adams, Horst P. Horst

Fashion in Colour - Coat by Connie Adams

Horst P. Horst

Photography - 65.7 x 50 x 0.1 inch

$25,000

Fashion in Colour- Madame Wellington Koo, New York, Horst P. Horst

Fashion in Colour- Madame Wellington Koo, New York

Horst P. Horst

Photography - 41.3 x 31.5 x 0.1 inch

$10,000

Fashion in Colour - Lisa Fonssagrives, Dress by Pierre Balmain, Background by Marcel Vertes, Horst P. Horst

Fashion in Colour - Lisa Fonssagrives, Dress by Pierre Balmain, Background by Marcel Vertes

Horst P. Horst

Photography - 41.3 x 31.5 x 0.1 inch

$12,000

Yves Saint Laurent - Normandie, Untitled #5, Horst P. Horst

Yves Saint Laurent - Normandie, Untitled #5

Horst P. Horst

Photography - 23.6 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch

$9,000

Around That Time - Pauline de Rothschild, Horst P. Horst

Around That Time - Pauline de Rothschild

Horst P. Horst

Photography - 23.6 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch

$6,000

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Who is the artist?

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