Roman Vishniac (American, 1897-1997)
gelatin silver print, Image: 34.0 x 26.3 cm (13-3/8 x 10-3/8 inches); Paper: 34.0 x 26.3 cm (13-3/8 x 10-3/8 inches); Mounted: 50.6 x 40.5 cm (19-15/16 x 15-15/16 inches). Gift of Mara Vishniac Kohn 2017.48
Born and raised in Russia, Vishniac moved to Germany after the Russian Revolution. A Jew, he moved to France to escape the Nazis, and in 1940 immigrated to New York. There he began to do portrait work to try to earn a living. He visited Einstein bearing greetings from friends and took the opportunity to photograph the famed physicist.
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