photographers Horvat, Frank (FR)

artwork infocusgalerie burkhard arnold

  • Frank Horvat, Givenchy Hat C, Paris for Jardin des Modes, 1958
  • Frank Horvat, Givenchy Hat C, Paris for Jardin des Modes, 1958

    Frank Horvat, Givenchy Hat C, Paris for Jardin des Modes, 1958 / printed 1997, silvergelatine print in an edition of 30, Ed. 6/30, signed, dated and titled on verso, and signed and numbered in front, 30 x 40 cm, please contact gallery for price.

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  • Frank Horvat, Le Sphynx F, Paris, 1956
  • Frank Horvat, Le Sphynx F, Paris, 1956

    Frank Horvat, Le Sphynx F, Paris, 1956 / printed 1995, silvergelatine print in an edition of 30, Ed. 1/30, signed, dated and titled on verso, and signed and numbered in front, 30 x 40 cm, please contact gallery for price.



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  • Frank Horvat, Le Shynx C, Paris, 1956
  • Frank Horvat, Le Shynx C, Paris, 1956

    Frank Horvat, Le Sphynx C, Paris, 1956 / printed 2001, silvergelatine print in an edition of 30, Ed. 8/30, signed, dated and titled on verso, and signed and numbered in front, 30 x 40 cm, please contact gallery for price.

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  • Frank Horvat, Alain Bernardin et Dodo, Paris, 1962
  • Frank Horvat, Alain Bernardin et Dodo, Paris, 1962

    Frank Horvat, "Alain Bernardin et Dodo", Paris, 1962 / Vintage, silvergelatine print, signed in front, 11 x 16,5 cm, Sold !.

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  • Frank Horvat, Paris, street, 1956
  • Frank Horvat, Paris, street, 1956

    Frank Horvat, "Paris - street", Paris, 1956 / Vintage, silvergelatine print, signed and noticed "be" (before edition) in front, 15 x 11 cm, please contact gallery for price.



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  • Frank Horvat, Shoe and Eiffel Tower B, 1988
  • Frank Horvat, Shoe and Eiffel Tower B, 1988

    Frank Horvat, "Shoe and Eiffel Tower B", silvergelatine, paper size 30 x 40 cm, image size 20 x 30 cm, Ed. 3/30, signed, numbered, titled and dated 1974/printed 1988.



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biography infocusgalerie burkhard arnold

Frank Horvat, geb. 28. April 1928 (prices of limited modern prints 1800 € - 12500 €)

Horvat is known for his inovative fashion photographs in the 50ties and 60ties. He was the first, leaving the big studios and making fashion shots, using 24 x 36 mm cameras on streets and in bars.

Frank Horvat was born on April 28th 1928, in Abbazia, Italy (now Opatija, Croatia).
His parents, Karl and Adele Edelstein, were both medical doctors, though my mother was to become a psychoanalyst.
- 1939 - 45 : Lived in Lugano, Switzerland. When I was fifteen, I swapped my postage stamp collection
against a 35 mm Retinamat camera.
- 1947 - 50 : Moved to Milano, Italy. I first studied art, at the Accademia di Brera, then worked in an
advertising firm, then purchased a Rolleicord camera and freelanced for Italian magazines.
- 1950 : First trip to Paris, where I met Henri Cartier-Bresson and Robert Capa.
- 1952 - 53 : Trip to Pakistan and India, as free-lance photographer.
- 1954 - 55 : Moved to London, working mainly for LIFE and PICTURE POST
- 1955 : Moved to Paris, where I still live.
- 1957 - 62 : Became a fashion photographer, traveling between Paris, London and New York, working
for JARDIN DES MODES, ELLE, GLAMOUR, VOGUE, HARPER'S BAZAAR, etc. Between 1958 and 1961 I was
part of MAGNUM as an associate photographer.
- 1962 - 63 : Work on two books: STRIKP-TEASE and TELEVISION.
Trip around the world, for the German magazine REVUE.
- 1964 - 88 : Fashion and advertising photography in Europe and the USA.
- 1976 - 86 : Personal projects in colour: "PORTRAITS OF TREES", "VERY SIMILAR ", "NEW YORK UP AND
DOWN".
- 1986-87 : Worked on "ENTRE VUES": interviews with famous photographers, published in French by
Nathan, Paris, in 1988.
- 1989 : Began experimenting with digital imaging.
- 1990-1998 : Working mainly on projects for books: "SCULPTURES BY DEGAS", "BESTIARIUM",
"CHIMERAE", "OVID'S METAMORPHOSES", "WALKS AROUND BOULOGNE-BILLANCOURT", "HISTORY OF
FASHION AT MUSÉE GALLIERA", "ROMANESQUE SCULPTURES ".
- 1999 : Working on "1999, A DAILY REPORT"
- 2000 : Film FRANK HORVAT, 1999, on ARTE
- 2001 : Working on HOMAGE TO CATALONIA
- 2003-2004 : Photographs of "La Véronique": 50 yards around my house in Provence


shows infocusgalerie burkhard arnold

Frank Horvat / important shows

1955

- One photograph ("Muslim Wedding") in FAMILY OF MAN, MOMA, New York.

1977
- Personal exhibition "ARBRES" at Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Nantes, France.

1978
- Personal exhibition "TREES" at Photographers Gallery, London.

1979
- Personal exhibition "TREES" at ICP New York.

1980
- Personal exhibition "ARBRES" at Artcurial Gallery, Paris.
- Personal exhibition "30 HAPPY YEARS" at Photographers Gallery, London.

1981
- Personal exhibition "30 ANNEES DE BONHEUR" at Galerie Mamya, Paris.
- Personal exhibition "TREES" at Galleria Novecento, Palermo, Italy.
- Personal exhibition "TREES" at Zeit Gallery, Tokyo.

1982
- Personal exhibition "TREES" at National Museum, Malta.
- Collective exhibition "PARIS-PARIS", Centre Pompidou, Paris.

1983
- Collective exhibition "ARBRES" at Centre Pompidou, Paris.
- Personal exhibition "ARBRES" at Maison de la Culture, Angoulème, France
- Personal exhibition "ARBRES" at La Chambre Claire, Paris.
- Personal exhibition "VRAIES SEMBLANCES" at Espace Canon, Paris.

1984
- Personal exhibition "ARBRES" at Centre Culturel, Toulon, France.
- Personal exhibition "FASHION PHOTOGRAPHS at Sander Gallery, New York.
- Collective exhibition Renault, Centre Kodak, Paris.
- Collective exhibition "Regards sur l'Architecture", Angers, France.

1985
- Personal exhibition "PHOTOGRAPHIES DE MODE" at Centre d'Art Centemporain, Montbéliard, France.
- Collective exhibition "AKT PHOTOGRAPHIE" at Stadtmuseum, München, Germany.
- Collective exhibition "FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY", at Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
- Personal exhibition "TREES", in Berlin-Neukölln, Germany.

1986
- Personal exhibition "VRAIES SEMBLANCES", at Galleria Novecento, Palermo, Italy.
- Collective exhibition about COLOUR PHOTOGRAPHY, at Photokina, Köln, Germany.
- Personal exhibition "VRAIES SEMBLANCES"+" SCULPTURES BY RODIN" Ctr. Culturel, Verrières, France.

1987
- Personal exhibition "HOMMAGE À FERRARI" at Fondation Cartier, Jouy-en-Josas, France.

1988
- Personal exhibition "FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY" at Centre Culturel Français, Prag, Czechoslovakia.
- Collective exhibition "PHOTOGRAPHES ET CRÉATEURS DE MODE", at Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris.
- Personal exhibition "FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY" at Bell Commons Space, Tokyo.

1989
- Personal exhibition "FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY, at Prinz Gallery, Kyoto, Japan.
- Personal exhibition "PHOTOGRAPHIES DE MODE" at Espace Paris-Audiovisuel, Paris.
- Personal exhibition "ALBUM DE FAMILLE " at Comptoir de la Photographie, Paris.
- Personal exhibition "PHOTOGRAPHIES DE MODE " Festival de la Photographie de Mode, Trouville, Fr.

1990
- Personal exhibition "VRAIES SEMBLANCES", Fotofest, Houston, USA.
- Personal exhibition "VRAIES SEMBLANCES" at French Institute, New York.
- Personal exhibition "FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY" at several FNAC centers in France.
- Personal exhibition at Folio Gallery, Calgary, Canada.
- Personal exhibition "DIGITAL PRINTS" at FNAC, Paris.

1991
- Personal exhibition at Vision Gallery, San Francisco, USA.
- Collective exhibition "APPEARANCES" at Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
- Retrospective exhibition at Galerie du Chateau d'Eau, Toulouse, France.

1992
- Personal exhibition "DIGITAL IMAGES", at Galerie Pictorial, Paris.
- "SCULPTURES BY DEGAS", as part of collective exhibition "PHOTOGRAPHIE ET SCULPTURE",
at Centre National de la Photographie, Paris.

1993
- "FASHION PHOTOGRAPHS" as part of "VANITÉS" at Centre National de la Photographie, Paris.
- Personal exhibition at Foto-folies, Rodez, France.

1994
- Collective exhibition of the SELECT COLLECTION at Musée de l'Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland.
- Personal exhibition "LE BESTIAIRE D'HORVAT", at Centre National de la Photographie, Paris.

1995
- Personal exhibition "PLEASE DON'T SMILE " at Hamiltons, London, Staley Wise, New York,
Carla Sozzani, Milano, Agathe Gaillard, Paris.
- Personal exhibition "LE BESTIAIRE D'HORVAT" at Centro Krizia, Milano, Italy.
- Personal exhibition "LE BESTIAIRE D'HORVAT" at Parc Régional de la Bresse, France.

1996
- Personal exhibition "FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY" at Fotofest, Houston, USA.
- Personal exhibition "PARIS-LONDON" at Musée Carnavalet, Paris.

1997
- Personal exhibition at Photographie-Forum, Frankfurt a.M., Germany.
- Personal exhibition at Institut Français, Prag, Czech Republic.
- Personal exhibition at Institut Français, Bratislava, Slovakia.
- Personal exhibition "VINTAGE PRINTS" at Staley-Wise Gallery, New York.
- Personal exhibition "HIGH FASHION PHOTOGRAPHS IN ROME, FOR HARPER'S BAZAAR", at Galleria Acta
International, Rome, Italy

1998
- Personal exhibition "GOETHE IN SICILY" at Goethe-Haus, Frankfurt a.M., Germany.
- Personal exhibition "51 PHOTOGRAPHIES EN NOIR ET BLANC" and
- "70 ANS-70 PHOTOS", at Galerie Esther Woerdehoff, Paris.
- "VRAIES SEMBLANCES, Institut Français, Valence.
- "51 BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPHS" Galeria Railowski.

1999
- Personal exhibition at Casa di Goethe, Rome: GOETHE IN SICILY.
- Personal exhibition at the Zoological Museum in Kiel, Germany: HORVAT'S BESTIARY.
- Personal exhibition at Hackelbury Fine Arts, London: VERY SIMILAR.

2000
- Personal exhibition at Galerie Serge Aboucrat, Paris: MINI-RETROSPECTIVE.
- Personal exhibition at Jane Jackson Gallery, Atlanta, GA, USA: VERY SIMILAR.
- Personal exhibition at Galerie in focus, Cologne, Germany: 51 PHOTOGRAPHS IN BLACK & WHITE.
- Personal exhibition at Sao Paolo, Brésil: FASHION PHOTOGRAPHS.
- Personal exhibition at Stadtgalerie, Kiel, Germany: NEW YORK UP AND DOWN.
- Personal ex. Musée Régional des Centovalli, Intragna, Suisse: 51 PHOTOGRAPHS IN BLACK AND WHITE.
- Personal exhibition at Musée Maillol, Paris: 1999, A DAILY REPORT and PARIS VINTAGE.
- Personal exhibition at Galleria Assolibri, Firenze, Italy, of 51 PHOTOGRAPHS IN BLACK AND WHITE.
- Collective ex. FEMMES PLUS QUE FEMMES, at Fundation Armando Alvarez Penteado, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
- Film FRANK HORVAT, 1999, at ARTE.

2001
- Personal exhibition at Galerie Dina Vierny, Paris: STRIP TEASE.

2002
- Personal exhibition at Fundation Vila Casas, Barcelona, Spain : HOMAGE TO CATALONIA.
- Personal exhibition at Janos Gat Gallery, New York: 1999, A DAILY REPORT
- Personal exhibition at Staley Wise Gallery, New York: STRIP-TEASE
- Personal exhibition at Haeckelbury Fine Arts, London: BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPHS
- Personal exhibition at Galerie Dina Vierny, Paris : VRAIES SEMBLANCES
- Personal exhibition at Fifty-one Fine Art Photography, Antwerpen: BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPHS

2003
- Personal exhibition at Fahey-Klein Gallery, Los Angeles: BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPHS
- Personal retrospective exhibition at Maison de la Photographie, Toulon, France

2004
- Archival inkjet prints, Wouter Van Leeuwen Gallery, Amsterdam, Holland
- Black and white vintage prints, Janos Gat Gallery, New York, USA
- LA VÉRONIQUE, Nature and Landscape Festival, La Gacilly, France
- LA VÉRONIQUE, Dina Vierny Gallery, Paris

2005
- Photographs of the sculptures by Robert Couturier, Musée Maillol, Paris
- LA VÉRONIQUE, Assolibri Gallery, Florence, Italy

2006
- Prints in black and white and in colour, Tristan's Gallery, Cornwall, GB
- ICÔNES ET INÉDITS, Digital black and white prints, La Maison-près-Bastille, Paris

bibliography infocusgalerie burkhard arnold

Frank Horvat - Monographs

- Frank Horvat - J'AIME LE STRIP-TEASE
Éditions Rencontre, Lausanne, Switzerland, 1962, Text by Patrik Lindermohr, 20 x 13,5 cm, 200 pages

- FRANK HORVAT - THE TREE
Aurum Press, London and Little Brown, New York, 1979 Text by John Fowles, 31 x 24 cm, 128 pages

- FRANK HORVAT
Paris Audiovisuel, Paris, 1989, 22 x 25 cm, 60 pages

- Frank Horvat - ENTRE VUES
Éditions Nathan Images, Paris, 1990, Frank Horvat interviewing 14 well known photographers:
Édouard Boubat, Helmut Newton, Sarah Moon, Josef Koudelka, Mario Giacomelli, Eva Rubinstein, Jeanloup Sieff, Marc Riboud, Don McCullin, Robert Doisneau, Hiroshi Hamaya, Takeji Iwamiya, Javier Vallhonrat, Joel Peter Witkin, 17 x 23 cm, 300 pages,Text in French only

- FRANK HORVAT - ARBRES
Éditions de l'Imprimerie Nationale, Paris, 1994, Text by Michel Cazenave, 29,5 x 33 cm, 160 pages,

LE BESTIAIRE D'HORVAT
Actes Sud, Arles, France, and Photo Copies, Paris, 1994, Text by Pierre Gascar, 27,5 x 26 cm, 128 pages

FRANK HORVAT - PARIS-LONDRES, LONDON PARIS
Paris-Musées, Paris, 1996, Text by the author, 24,5 x 27 cm, 150 pages

- DE LA MODE ET DES JARDINS
Éditions de l'Imprimerie Nationale, Paris, 1996, Text by Catherine Joint-Dieterle, 27 x 32 cm, 2O4 pages

- HORVAT - 51 PHOTOGRAPHS IN BLACK AND WHITE
Peliti Associati and Dewi Lewis, 1998, Preface by Eelco Wolf

FRANK HORVAT - VRAIES SEMBLANCES
Dewi Lewis 1999 : VERY SIMILAR, Peliti Associat 1999, VERE SEMBIANZE, Photovision 1999 : VRAIES SEMBLANCES, Umschau Braus 2000 : DER WAHRE SCHEIN, 17 x 24,5 cm, 80 pages

- FRANK HORVAT PHOTOPOCHE N 88
Nathan and Delpire, Paris, France, 12,5 x 19 cm

- 1999, A DAILY REPORT - Frank Horvat
published by Dewi Lewis, Manchester, Actes Sud and Arte, Arles and Paris, Edition Braus, Heidelberg

- Frank Horvat - TIME MACHINE - a trip around the world, 1962-1963.
Photographs in black and white, in an english and a french edition. OFF Publications, Rodez, 2004

- HORVAT photographie COUTURIER
Paris 2005, Published by Gallimard and Musée Maillol, 245 x 330 cm, 54 photos

Fotografien in Sammlungen
- Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris
- Fonds National d'Art Contemporain, Ministère de la Culture, Paris
- Musée de Nantes (France)
- Victoria and Albert Museum, London
- Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris
- Centre Pompidou, Paris
- Fondation Cartier, Jouy-en-Josas, France
- Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris
- Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
- Eastman House, Rochester, NY
- Ludwig Museum, Köln, Germany
- Kunstbibliothek, Berlin
- Musée Carnavalet, Paris
- Musée Galliera, Paris
- High Museum of Art, Atlanta, USA
- Fundation Privada Vila Casas, Barcelona