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 →
Johnny Romeo "Electric Boogaloo" @ MOSMAN, Friday 8-17 December, 2017
“ELECTRIC BOOGALOO is in many ways my love letter to hip hop and Pop culture. I’ve always admired the intrepid spirit of the early hip-hop pioneers, and the ways they used and reinterpreted the music and dance that surrounded them to create completely new forms of art. I definitely see parallels between the adventurous experimentation of hip-hop in the early 1980s, and my own approach to Pop culture sampling. At the same time, my rediscovery of the works of Pop provocateur Mel Ramos had me immediately drawn back to his kitsch fusion of brand names and pin up girls. The paintings in ELECTRIC BOOGALOO reflect this duality, between the rhythmic pull and street-hardened lyricism of hip-hop, and the boisterous Technicolour energy of Pop.” - Johnny Romeo
BORN 1960 Sheffield, England STUDIES Self-taught Background David Bromley immigrated to Australia with his family in 1964. Bromley emerged as a painter in the mid 1980s. In the early stages … read more →
BORN 1961, Lansing, Michigan USA STUDIES Lansing Community College Lansing, Michigan Pictorial Billboard Painter Jackson, Michigan Studied Lithography with Stephen Britko Santa Fe, New Mexico Artist Statement You know, I … read more →
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