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Brassaï was a Hungarian-born French photographer, poet, and sculptor who became known for his photographs of Paris nightlife in the 1930s.
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Born in 1899, in Brassó, Austria-Hungary, Brassaï was a photographer, poet, and sculptor. In 1924 he settled in Paris, where he became acquainted with Pablo Picasso
, Joan Miró
, and Salvador Dalí
. In the 1930s he became known for his dramatic photographs of Paris nightlife. Books of his photographs, including Paris After Dark (1933) and Pleasures of Paris (1935), brought him international fame.
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