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.
Click here to view Exhibitions featuring this artist.
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 →
Peter Hudson "Landscape + Animals – Part 1" @ HARVEY GALLERIES MOSMAN, 26 Jun - 7 July 2020
All animals, particularly those in the wild have a different consciousness to humans. Humans observe nature, animals 'are' nature. The life and death of a wild animal is the result of their vestal obedience and implicit faith in the law of the land. With a knowledge unknown to us, and metaphysical senses and skills, animals work close with the systems and rhythms of the planet's seasons and often capricious weather. From the smallest insect to the gigantic blue whale, animals have a 'yin yang' union with mother Earth, a finely tuned balance of primal and sophisticated. Animals are noble and enlightened beings, they remind me, that just being here is a strange and deep mystery. The mind blowing truth is, the planet we all live on is permanently roaring through space at 107,000 kms per hour as we circle the sun, and at the same time, Earth is turning a full 360 degrees on it's own axis, this mighty rotation takes 24hours, and gives us night and day...When the staggering power and reality of this sinks in, nothing can ever be the same again....
I live in hope, that there will come a day when the cruelty, and needless killing of animals will stop. The failure to realise the spiritual gravity and physical importance of animals has made us sick. We have sailed into the doldrums, but our evolution voyage is far from over. Imagine if man didn't believe he had dominion over the animals. Imagine if humans and animals could live their fleeting lives in harmony with the planet, and each other. If this was so, surely our world would be a much better, and nicer place to be, deep down I have the feeling that this was the way it was intended to be...
The biggest challenge, for me when making art is to be as truthful as possible..."
Born Sydney 1960 BORN 1960 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia STUDIES 1978-79 Art Certificate, Seaforth Technical College, Sydney 1980-82 B. A. (Visual Arts), City Art Institute, Sydney 1983 Graduate Diploma of … read more →
Born circa 1947 Region Pintupi Language Pintupi George Ward Tjungurrayi was born in Kiwirrkura around the year 1945. George and his older brother, Willy Tjungurrayi, who is also a senior Pintupi painter, moved … read more →
The philosophy is simple. We wish to share with the world our passion for art and the remarkable talents of our artists. We take pride in working with artists, patrons, collectors and colleagues who are kindred spirits.