Elliott Erwitt, ‘Eric Ambler’, 1952, Tom Craig Fine Art

A rare and wonderfully atmospheric portrait of the renowned British author standing on the pavement on the north side of Hyde Park. Signed lower right. Eric Clifford Ambler was an influential British author of thrillers, in particular spy novels who introduced a new realism to the genre. Ambler's best known works are probably The Mask of Dimitrios (1939) (published in the US under the title A Coffin for Dimitrios), which was made into a film in 1944, and The Light of Day (1962), filmed in 1964 as Topkapi. He was also a successful screenwriter and lived in Los Angeles in his later years. Amongst other classic movies based on his work are Journey into Fear (1943), starring Joseph Cotten, and an original screenplay, The October Man (1947). He wrote the screenplay for A Night to Remember about the sinking of the Titanic, along with many other screenplays, particularly those concerning stories and adventures at sea. He published his autobiography in 1985, Here Lies Eric Ambler.

Signature: Signed lower right

About Elliott Erwitt

“You just have to care about what's around you and have a concern with humanity and the human comedy,” Elliott Erwitt once said. Renowned for his humanistic photographs, Erwitt was born in Paris in 1928, spent his childhood in Milan, and then moved to the United States. His early interest in photography began while he was in Hollywood and matured in the 1950s while photographing various subjects for the Army Signal Corps in Germany and France. Friends with Edward Steichen, Robert Capa, and Roy Stryker, he shot everything from powerful images of Pittsburgh and the U.S.S.R. to iconic portraits of John F. Kennedy, Simone de Beauvoir, and Che Guevara. Erwitt served as Magnum's president for three years, after which he produced documentary films and comedy films for HBO.

French, b. 1928, Paris, France, based in New York, New York

Solo Shows

2015
Dallas,
Elliot Erwitt

Group Shows

2017
2017
New York,
Great Journeys: The Magnum Square Print Sale In Partnership With Aperture
2017
Houston,
Re-Float the Catherine Couturier Family Post-Hurricane Harvey Benefit
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