Great actors in the spotlight of a innovative photographer: put the “George Hoyningen-Huene: Glamour & Style” on your agenda! 

Gary Cooper, Marlene Dietrich, Charlie Chaplin, Johnny Weissmüller, Rita Hayworth, Katharine Hepburn and Greta Garbo – they all have in common the beautiful portraits captured by one of the pioneering photographers, George Hoyningen-Huene. We can see all of them (plus a lot of fashion takes in Berlin, this year, at JAEGER ART gallery. Great actors in the spotlight of a innovative photographer: put the “George Hoyningen-Huene: Glamour & Style” on your agenda! 

Photo up: George Hoyningen-Huene, Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn, Paris 1938, copyright George Hoyningen-Huene Estate Archives

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The exhibition “George Hoyningen-Huene: Glamour & Style” – between 26 January – 23 March 2024. Location: JAEGER ART, Brunnenstrasse 161, 10119 Berlin. – https://www.jaeger.art/ 

With “Glamour and Style”, JAEGER ART presents photographs of renowned personalities from the 1920s to the 1960s by pioneering photographer George Hoyningen-Huene (1900–1968). He was one of the era’s most innovative photographers, known for his exceptional ability to blend art, fashion, and film.

Important to put in your agenda… 

  • In January 2024, the Neue Nationalgalerie will feature an exhibition on the life of the 1920s icon Josephine Baker, showcasing several portraits by Hoyningen-Huene. 
  • Additionally, Chanel will host a solo show dedicated to Hoyningen-Huene at its Tokyo exhibition space starting in February.
  • A catalogue entitled “George Hoyningen-Huene: Photography, Fashion, Film” published by Thames & Hudson will accompany this latest exhibition and will first be unveiled at Jaeger Art.
George Hoyningen-Huene, Josephine Baker, 1929, copyright George Hoyningen-Huene Estate Archives

About George Hoyningen-Huene we should know… 

Working mainly in Paris, New York, and Hollywood, George Hoyningen-Huene achieved international fame for his highly sophisticated fashion and portrait photography. His carefully lit studio compositions with elements of modernism, neoclassicism, and surrealism made him one of the leading photographers for Vogue and Vanity Fair magazines from 1926 to 1935 and later at rival magazine Harper’s Bazaar. Revered by his contemporaries, he inspired subsequent generations of legendary photographers and filmmakers worldwide. Richard Avedon called Hoyningen-Huene “a genius, the master of us all.” 

In the 1920s and 1930s, Paris stood at the epicenter of creativity and artistic expression. Hoyningen-Huene was recognized as one of this vibrant scene’s foremost chroniclers, capturing the interwovenrealms of art, fashion, design, film, and high society. The exhibition Glamour and Style illuminates the photographer’s circle of contemporaries and companions through his iconic portraits. The images he took of the top model Lisa Fonssagrives, alongside those of Lee Miller and Agneta Fischer, both of whom made significant contributions to photography themselves, transport viewers to an era marked by grace and elegance. He also had strong friendships with prominent artists like Man Ray and Salvador Dalí, collaborating with them on several projects.

Besides his interests in art and fashion, Hoyningen-Huene had a lifelong passion for the film industry that began in his youth and he continued to photograph celebrities when he left Vogue for Harper’s Bazaar in 1935. He photographed numerous actors and artists, meticulously preparing for each session to portray the unique essence of each Hollywood icon. His subjects included Gary Cooper, Marlene Dietrich, Charlie Chaplin, Johnny Weissmüller, Rita Hayworth, Katharine Hepburn and Greta Garbo, to name a few.

George Hoyningen-Huene, Virginia Kent and Peggy Leaf, Paris, 1934, copyright George Hoyningen-Huene Estate Archives

Photography: (c) JAEGER ART gallery

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