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© Nickolas Muray Archives / Image courtesy of George Eastman House International Museum of Photography & Film

Born in Szeged, Hungary, Nickolas immigrated to New York City in 1913. He established himself as a much sought after portrait photographer and freelanced for magazines including Vanity Fair and Harper's Bazaar. In the 1930s his friends included Mexico's Renaissance artists: Miguel Covarrubias, Rufino Tamayo, Diego Rivera and of course, Frida Kahlo, with whom he exchanged love letters.

Muray was also a renowned American fencer, who participated in two Olympic Championships. This handsome and talented artist photographed major personalities in the arts, literature and political worlds. These striking portraits displayed are some of the most beautiful images of this unique artist, Frida Kahlo.

Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2019
Second Look: A Review of Two Art FairsPDNB Gallery
2018
Frida Kahlo: Making Herself UpVictoria and Albert Museum (V&A)
2013
The Gender ShowGeorge Eastman Museum
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Marilyn Monroe...Actress, 1952

1952
18 7/10 × 14 4/5 in
47.6 × 37.6 cm
Location
Rochester
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© Nickolas Muray Archives / Image courtesy of George Eastman House International Museum of Photography & Film

Born in Szeged, Hungary, Nickolas immigrated to New York City in 1913. He established himself as a much sought after portrait photographer and freelanced for magazines including Vanity Fair and Harper's Bazaar. In the 1930s his friends included Mexico's Renaissance artists: Miguel Covarrubias, Rufino Tamayo, Diego Rivera and of course, Frida Kahlo, with whom he exchanged love letters.

Muray was also a renowned American fencer, who participated in two Olympic Championships. This handsome and talented artist photographed major personalities in the arts, literature and political worlds. These striking portraits displayed are some of the most beautiful images of this unique artist, Frida Kahlo.

Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)
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Other works by Nickolas Muray
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