Roman Vishniac (American, 1897-1997)
gelatin silver print, Image: 34 x 26.3 cm (13 3/8 x 10 5/16 in.); Paper: 34 x 26.3 cm (13 3/8 x 10 5/16 in.); Mounted: 50.6 x 40.5 cm (19 7/8 x 15 15/16 in.). 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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