Born in Romania, André De Dienes arrived in Paris in 1933, making a living of selling photographs to publishing houses. He worked for The Associated Press until 1936 when the famous Parisian couturier, Edward Molyneux, encouraged De Dienes to become a fashion photographer.
In 1938, De Dienes emigrated to New York where he worked for Esquire, Vogue, Life and Montgomery Ward. In 1944, frustrated with the restrictions of fashion photography, De Dienes moved to Hollywood to pursue his real passion of photographing nudes. De Dienes objective was to see beauty in nature and in an effort to make his photographs as true to life, he never retouched them.
He freelanced for the film studios and photographed many stars including Marlon Brando, Elizabeth Taylor, Henry Fonda, Shirley Temple, Fred Astaire, Ingrid Bergman and Ronald Reagan and rapidly became known as one of the top glamour photographers. Articles documenting his pioneering darkroom techniques in photo montage appeared in U.S. Camera, Figure Quarterly and many more.
De Dienes’ association with Marilyn Monroe began in 1945 when he hired her for her first modelling job at age nineteen. A five week road trip photographing the young Norma Jean across California, Nevada and New Mexico led to a love affair and numerous international magazine covers. Their working relationship continued until 1953.
Today, De Dienes’ images of Monroe are considered be the best studies ever taken of her.
André De Dienes’ work on nudes have generated twenty-four books published in the US, England and Germany. Marilyn Mon Amour was published in 1985 by St. Martin’s Press, and Marilyn in 2002 by Taschen.
Trevor Victor Harvey Gallery cordially invites you to ‘Diamonds and Champagne’, the launch of Marilyn – The 90th Birthday Touring Exhibition. On display includes work by George Barris, Bert Stern, … read more →
Zhu Peihong "My Space" @ MOSMAN, Friday 9-29 March, 2018
"'My space' is in such a state: express “the reality I realized”, and reality exist through consciousness, saying, paintings let the invisible become visible, rather than the visible reproduced. When I paint, I lie my work on a table, the process is like drawing a Chinese painting, not an oil painting. Different pigments will wait to dry on the canvas, drawing over and over for a long time until accomplished. The indefinite extension of the painting process blurs the boundary of the beginning and the end of the creation. Which brings a very subtle experience, and result in a quite different appearance compared to other works. During the 8 years, after several changes and advances, I have broken the spatial relationship of painting, and broken through the limitations of two-dimensional canvas. I use ready-made product, pigment, spirited strokes to create a vital space.” - Zhu Peihong
BORN 1981 Sydney, Australia STUDIES 1999 Diploma of Design, TAFE, Sydney 2000-07 Classical drawing & painting, Julian Ashton Art School, Sydney 2005-07 Bachelor of Fine Arts (Printmaking), National Art School, … read more →
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