Bill Brandt was a German born British photographer. Bill Brandt was born in Hamburg, Germany in the year 1904.
Brandt was one of the first photojournalists to document the daily life of the British in the 1930’s and daily life in the time of World War 2.
Some well acclaimed series by the artist include daily life in London during the 1930’s, daily life in the era of World War 2, and some very interesting works of the female figure that explore the abstract lines of the female figure similar to Ruth Bernhard.
Price range information: Works range from $5,000 to $100,000.
In this clip a brief interview with the artist:
Brandt discovered his love of photography whilst recuperating from tuberculosis. One photographer that influenced Brandt was Eugene Atget. Brandt also worked for the artist Man Ray as an assistant.
Below we visit an exhibition featuring Bill Brandt:
Works by the artist can be found in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Modern Art in Chicago, and the Tate Gallery in London.
Bill Brandt passed away in 1983. He was 79 years of age.
Bill Brandt was an amazing photographer who had no limit to finding interesting shots with a wide variety of subject matter from landscapes to nudes. He always had a knack for finding a great combination of shapes and light and dark values. His work reminds me of Thomas Ruff.