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Bill Brandt was born in Hamburg, Germany on 3 May 1904, into a wealthy family of bankers and merchants. He spent his early years in Germany and then, as he suffered from tuberculosis, at sanatoria in Switzerland and Austria. He moved to London in 1933 and, by the time of his death in 1983, had transformed himself into a quintessential Englishman as the result of a lifetime trying to bury his roots. He had also become world-famous for his highly idiosyncratic photographs.

Brandts early work was a mixture of photojournalism for magazines such as Picture Post, and personal photographic projects that he undertook some being published as books such as The English at Home (1936), and London at Night (1938). Both as a photojournalist and an Anglophile, Brandt w...

Nude, East Sussex - Bill Brandt

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Nude, East Sussex, 1977

Gelatin Silver print
40.6 x 30.5 cms
(15.96 x 11.99 in)

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OSBORNE SAMUEL GALLERY is one of London’s leading galleries, long established in the heart of Mayfair. The gallery began as Berkeley Square Gallery and became Osborne Samuel when Peter Osborne and Gordon Samuel joined forces. The gallery specialises in Modern British Painting and Sculpture and has a high reputation for the quality of its exhibitions and publications. Expand...

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