NEW COLLECTORS ENJOY FREE SHIPPING

Professor Albert Einstein, Portrait Photography 1940s
Professor Albert Einstein, Portrait Photography 1940s
Professor Albert Einstein, Portrait Photography 1940s
Professor Albert Einstein, Portrait Photography 1940s
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, Professor Albert Einstein, Portrait Photography 1940s
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, Professor Albert Einstein, Portrait Photography 1940s
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, Professor Albert Einstein, Portrait Photography 1940s
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, Professor Albert Einstein, Portrait Photography 1940s

Professor Albert Einstein, Portrait Photography 1940s

Regular price
$7,500.00
Sale price
$7,500.00
Regular price
Sold out
Unit price
per 
Shipping calculated at checkout.

This is a black and white portrait photograph of Professor Albert Einstein in his Study at Princeton, in 1947, by Philippe Halsman. A 14" x 11" (sheet size) hand-signed on back of photo, gelatin silver later print - with photographer's copyright stamp on verso (back of photo). Printed: 1970s.

Scientist Albert Einstein during the shoot recounted to the photographer his regrets about the atomic bomb. The photo was used in 1966 on a U.S. postage stamp and, in 1999, was on the cover of Time magazine, as "Person of the Century." The photo became one of Philippe Halsman's most famous.

Provenance: Private collector in France; Private UK collection; Lowinsky Gallery, NYC.

***
Artist’s Bio:

Philippe Halsman (1906-1979) is considered one of the best editorial photo-portraitists of the 20th Century. Halsman’s photographs of politicians, celebrities, and intellectuals were featured widely in magazines like LIFE and Vogue. He photographed everyone, including luminaries Marc Chagall, Le Corbusier, Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, Albert Einstein, and many other celebrities from the period. He enjoyed a 37-year collaboration with Salvador Dalí, which resulted in a series of surrealist photographs.

In the 1950s, Halsman began asking his sitters to jump in front of the camera to relax people. The Jump Series is among his best known work. "Starting in the early 1950s I asked every famous or important person I photographed to jump for me. I was motivated by a genuine curiosity. After all, life has taught us to control and disguise our facial expressions, but it has not taught us to control our jumps. I wanted to see famous people reveal in a jump their ambition or their lack of it, their self-importance or their insecurity, and many other traits." –P.H.

***
Available at 99Prints NYC an online art marketplace for today’s collector of contemporary art, works on paper, original and limited edition photography. Based in New York City, 99Prints ships worldwide.