Andre Kertész: An Artist’s Life


Wednesday, April 20, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Ground GlassThe Ground Glass and The Rye Arts Center are pleased to host curator Robert Gurbo for a talk that offers an intimate and personal look at the life and work of André Kertész. Gurbo interweaves the photographer’s work into the timeline of Kertész’s complicated life story, offering his unique and personal perspective of the life and work of a man he claims to have been obsessed with since he was 16 years old.

André Kertész (1894-1985) was an undisputed master of photography. Widely seen as the father of photojournalism and street photography, he created much of the visual vocabulary of the medium that is still in use today.  From his pioneering work in Hungary, through his influential work during Paris’s artistic heyday, right up to his final days in New York, Kertész’s photographs display an ability to infuse personal narrative and design into a documentary style that was uniquely his own. In a body of work that spans much of the 20th century, Kertész created deceptively simple images of everyday life that reflected his own state of mind and questioned his very existence and relationship to the world around him.

Robert Gurbo worked with Kertész over the last seven years his life and has spent the past 38 years combing through the archive.  He has contributed numerous essays to catalogs and magazines. Gurbo is also the author of three books on Andre Kertész and coauthor of Andre Kertész, the catalog that accompanied the 2005 National Gallery retrospective.

Event Location and Ticket Information

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The Rye Arts Center
51 Milton Road
Rye, New York 10580
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Times: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Ticket pricing:
Free event

Presenter: The Ground Glass and Rye Art Center
Presenter Phone: 914-967-0700
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