photographers Ronis, Willy (FR)

artwork infocusgalerie burkhard arnold

  • Willy Ronis, Lovers on the Bastille, Paris, 1957
  • Willy Ronis, Lovers on the Bastille, Paris, 1957

    Willy Ronis, "Lovers on the Bastille", Paris, 1957, silvergelatine print, printed later, signed, 30 x 40 cm, please contact gallery for price.



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  • Willy Ronis, Le Zoo, Circus Achille Zavatta, Paris, 1949
  • Willy Ronis, Le Zoo, Circus Achille Zavatta, Paris, 1949

    Willy Ronis, "Le Zoo, Circus Achille Zavatta", Paris, 1949, silvergelatine print, printed later, signed, 24 x 30 cm, please contact gallery for price.



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  • Willy Ronis, Cafe de France, 1979
  • Willy Ronis, Cafe de France, 1979

    Willy Ronis, "Cafe de France",
    L ´Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, 1979, silvergelatine print, printed later, signed, 30 x 40 cm, please contact gallery for price.

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  • Willy Ronis, Belleville, Rue Vilin, Paris, 1957
  • Willy Ronis, Belleville, Rue Vilin, Paris, 1957

    Willy Ronis, Belleville, Rue Vilin, Paris, 1957, silvergelatine print, printed later, signed, 40 x 30 cm, please contact gallery for price.



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  • Willy Ronis, Place Vendome, Paris, 1947
  • Willy Ronis, Place Vendome, Paris, 1947

    Willy Ronis, "Place Vendome", Paris, 1947, silvergelatine print, printed later, signed, 40 x 30 cm, please contact gallery for price.



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  • Willy Ronis, Rue Muller, Paris, 1934
  • Willy Ronis, Rue Muller, Paris, 1934

    Willy Ronis, "Rue Muller", Paris, 1934, silvergelatine print, printed later, signed, 40 x 30 cm, please contact gallery for price.



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  • Willy Ronis, Cafe Rue des Cascades, Paris, 1948
  • Willy Ronis, Cafe Rue des Cascades, Paris, 1948

    Willy Ronis, "Cafe Rue des Cascades", Paris, 1948, silvergelatine print, printed later, signed, 40 x 30 cm, please contact gallery for price.



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  • Willy Ronis, Creteil, Ile Brise-Pain, 1956
  • Willy Ronis, Creteil, Ile Brise-Pain, 1956

    Willy Ronis, "Creteil", Ile Brise-Pain, 1956, silvergelatine print, printed later, signed, 40 x 30 cm, please contact gallery for price.



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  • Willy Ronis, Nude, Villa Medicis, Rome, 1981
  • Willy Ronis, Nude, Villa Medicis, Rome, 1981

    Willy Ronis, "Nude, Villa Medicis", Rome, 1981, silvergelatine print, printed later, signed, 40 x 30 cm, please contact gallery for price.



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  • Willy Ronis, Isa, 1990
  • Willy Ronis, Isa, 1990

    Willy Ronis, "Isa", 1990, silvergelatine print, printed later, signed, 24 x 30 cm, please contact gallery for price.



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  • Willy Ronis, Le Adieux, Paris, 1963
  • Willy Ronis, Le Adieux, Paris, 1963

    Willy Ronis, "Le Adieux", Paris, 1963, silvergelatine print, printed later, signed, 40 x 30 cm, please contact gallery for price.



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  • Willy Ronis, Fecamp, 1949
  • Willy Ronis, Fecamp, 1949

    Willy Ronis, "Fecamp", 1949, silvergelatine print, printed later, signed, 40 x 30 cm, please contact gallery for price.



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  • Willy Ronis, Vincent Aeromodeliste, Gordes, 1952
  • Willy Ronis, Vincent Aeromodeliste, Gordes, 1952

    Willy Ronis, "Vincent, Aeromodeliste", Gordes, 1952, silvergelatine print, printed later, signed, 40 x 30 cm, please contact gallery for price.



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  • Willy Ronis, Lorraine, 1954
  • Willy Ronis, Lorraine, 1954

    Willy Ronis, "Lorraine", 1954, silvergelatine print, printed later, signed, 40 x 30 cm, please contact gallery for price.



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  • Willy Ronis, Ecluse a Anvers, 1957
  • Willy Ronis, Ecluse a Anvers, 1957

    Willy Ronis, "Ecluse a Anvers", 1957, silvergelatine print, printed later, signed, 40 x 30 cm, please contact gallery for price.



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  • Willy Ronis, le petit parisien, 1952
  • Willy Ronis, le petit parisien, 1952

    Willy Ronis, "le petit parisien", 1952, silvergelatine print, printed later, signed, 40 x 30 cm, please contact gallery for price.



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  • Willy Ronis, Rose Zehner, Citroen, 1938
  • Willy Ronis, Rose Zehner, Citroen, 1938

    Willy Ronis, "Rose Zehner, Citroen", 1938, silvergelatine print, printed later, signed, 40 x 30 cm, please contact gallery for price.



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  • Willy Ronis, Paris, 14 july 1936
  • Willy Ronis, Paris, 14 july 1936

    Willy Ronis, "Paris, 14 july 1936, Manifestation", silvergelatine print, printed later, signed, 30 x 40 cm, please contact gallery for price.



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  • Willy Ronis, Fosse 10 de Courrieres, Lens, 1951
  • Willy Ronis, Fosse 10 de Courrieres, Lens, 1951

    Willy Ronis, "Fosse 10 de Courrieres, Lens", 1951, silvergelatine print, printed later, signed, 30 x 40 cm, please contact gallery for price.



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  • Willy Ronis, Marie Anne et Vincent, Seine et Marne, 1952
  • Willy Ronis, Marie Anne et Vincent, Seine et Marne, 1952

    Willy Ronis, "Marie Anne et Vincent", Seine et Marne, 1952, silvergelatine print, printed later, signed, 40 x 30 cm, please contact gallery for price.



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  • Willy Ronis, Venice, 1959
  • Willy Ronis, Venice, 1959

    Willy Ronis, "Venice", 1959, silvergelatine print, printed later, signed, 30 x 40 cm, please contact gallery for price.



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  • Willy Ronis, Caveau de la Huchette, Paris, 1957
  • Willy Ronis, Caveau de la Huchette, Paris, 1957

    Willy Ronis, "Caveau de la Huchette", Paris 1957, silvergelatine print, printed later, signed, 40 x 30 cm, please contact gallery for price.



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  • Willy Ronis, Nauplion, Greece, 1980
  • Willy Ronis, Nauplion, Greece, 1980

    Willy Ronis, "Nauplion", Greece, 1980, silvergelatine print, printed later, signed, 40 x 30 cm, please contact gallery for price.



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  • Willy Ronis, Pont Charles, Prague, 1967
  • Willy Ronis, Pont Charles, Prague, 1967

    Willy Ronis, "Pont Charles", Prague, 1967, silvergelatine print, printed later, signed, 30 x 40 cm, please contact gallery for price.



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biography infocusgalerie burkhard arnold

Willy Ronis *1910 +2009 (prices signed later prints 30 x 40 cm: 2500 € - 7500 €)

Willy Ronis , born in Paris, act studies, reports, Street Photography, "photography Humaniste", member of Groupe of the XV and agency Rapho, numerous publications, gold medal on the Biennale 1957, Grand prix national kinds the 1979, Prix Nadar 1981.

Willy Ronis is member of the famous Triumvirats of French photographers, beside Henri Cartier Bresson and Robert Doisneau, which introduced a special kind of photographing. Together they found an informal, often humorous, to make sometimes ironical kind pictures are characterized by kongeniales cooperating of unrestricted sympathy in relation to humans and a documentary interest.

After the Second World War, when Cartier Bresson for the Magnum agency traveled by the world, Doisneau and Ronis, which worked both for the Rapho agency, concentrated to photograph the structure and the development of France.
In Willy Ronis earliest photographies one sees humans, who work on the country or in the factory. Its sympathy to the workers remained existing always as decisive element in its works.
After the war Ronis changed opinion over the society. In his pictures the individual from the crowd is emphasized, the caught tendencies is more multilayered and more multicolored.
Some its pictures became contemporary icons - against its actual intention e.g. Nu provencal, which shows its wife, when she washes herself in her summer holidays house their face over an old washstand. But the timelessness, the suggested Erotik of the picture and the seizable, clear representation of the atmosphere, the smell and the light as in a warm afternoon, make this work its Meistveroeffentlichten. An interest in the act photography pulls itself like a red thread by its works.

During more exact view of many photographies of Willy Ronis one that they become lively by their apparently which is missing perfection and their concise humor, recognizes e.g.. a buggy appears as disturbing element in a photo. This buggy stands beside a sailor, who embraces its friend straight before a ship. Which is mismatching felt otherwise as confusion and, here an incomparable tendency produces.
Exactly like Doisneau Ronis worked regularly for the left press, which reported on strikes and disasters. It was always mindful on the fact that its photographies more than only a general analysis of the unfairness of capitalism could be understood. When he worked in the photo agency, he noticed soon that he lost control of it, as his photographies were represented and published under which title them. Thus it left the agency Rapho 1955, because the photos were not used in its sense. Its verweigerung in principle such compromises to be received, affected its living costs; Orders came only rarely. Like already in the war Willy Ronis pulled again into the south and held themselves as a teacher over water, since the orders continued to leave.
However it continued its work for itself further. to 1970 it went back to Rapho and starting from the center of the decade began a new generation the importance of its works both in the historical and in the present context to recognize. Willy Ronis warm, sceptical eye addresses many humans. A place in history is in the meantime safe of the photography it.

shows infocusgalerie burkhard arnold

Willy Ronis - important shows

1951 - New York - MoMA
1955 - New York - MoMA - Family of Man
1980 - Arles - RIP
1982 - San Francisco, USA, Focus Gallery
1985 - Paris, Palais de Tokyo
1990 - Lausanne, Schweiz, Musée de l´Elysée
1994 - Paris, Hotel du Sully
1995 - Oxford, Museum of Modern Art
2000 - Charleroi, Belgien, Museum für Fotografie
2000 - Köln, Deutschland, in focus Galerie
2000 - Kyoto, Japan, Museum of Contemporary Art
2001 - Prag
2002 - Köln, Deutschland in focus Galerie
2003 - Fribourg Schweiz
2003 - Leipzig, Kamera und Fotomuseum, kuratiert durch in focus Galerie, Köln
2004 - Aachen, Suermondt Ludwig Museum mit Leihgaben der in focus Galerie, Köln
2004 - Verona, Italien
2005 - Ausstellungstournee: Berlin / Iserlohn / Oldenburg / Stuttgart
2006 - Paris, Hotel de Ville
2006 - St. Ingbert, Deutschland
2006 - Fundacion "la Caixa", Madrid, Spanien
2009 - Arles RIP, Frankreich

bibliography infocusgalerie burkhard arnold

2004 Prestel publishing house: Willy Ronis
2005 Taschen publishing house: Willy Ronis

as well as approx. 30 picture volumes in French language and picture volumes, appeared in Japan, Italy and further countries.