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Photographs by Joseph Breitenbach

DATES October 25, 1950 through November 27, 1950
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  • October 25, 1950 The Brooklyn Museum is exhibiting today (October 25) in the art school gallery a retrospective exhibit of about 35 photographs by Joseph Breitenbach. The exhibit will remain on view through November 27.

    The work shown covers a period of about 20 years and are a record of his impressions here and abroad.

    Mr. Breitenbach was born in 1896 in Munich, Germany, worked in Paris as a photographer instructor and was a member of the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain. He studied art, natural science, chemistry and psychology in Munich and Paris, traveled extensively and since 1931, he has been a professional portrait and magazine photographer.

    His work has appeared in the Illustrated London News, the London Times, Die Dame, etc., and also in many American magazines. He has exhibited in Czechoslovakia, Italy, Switzerland, Holland, Paris, Smithsonian Institute, and Art Directors' show, Museum of Modern Art, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston. Mr. Breitenbach has lectured on photography at Cooper Union since 1946 and at the New School of Social Research in New York. Was the first to obtain photographs of flower's fragrance and aromas and developed his own color processes.

    Brooklyn Museum Archives. Records of the Department of Public Information. Press releases, 1947 - 1952. 10-12/1950, 094.
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