Brassaï Biography

Sculptor, Poet, Photographer (1899–1984)
Brassaï was a Hungarian-born French photographer, poet, and sculptor who became known for his photographs of Paris nightlife in the 1930s.


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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