Fotoexperimente, Reportagen, Mode. Hier insbesondere innovativ durch seine am Journalismus geschulte "outdoor" - Ästhetik.
"Als Modefotograf entzieht er sich kurzlebigen Trends, als Bildreporter schafft er starke und zeitlose Bilder. Auf seine Weise vollbringt er eine Art sanfter Revolution, als er Ende der 50er Jahre das Format 24 x 36 mm in der Modefotografie einführt. ... In jedem Falle wird sein Name als einer der Großen in die Geschichte der Modefotografie eingehen." (Jean-Luc Monterosso)
Born on April 28th, in Abbazia, Italy (now Opatija, Croatia).
My parents, Karl and Adele Edelstein, were both medical doctors, though my mother was to become a psychoanalyst.
1939 - 45 :
Lived in Lugano, Switzerland. When I was fifteen, I swapped my postage stamp collection against a 35 mm Retinamat camera.
1947 - 50 :
Moved to Milano, Italy. I first studied art, at the Accademia di Brera, then worked in an advertising firm, then purchased a Rolleicord camera and freelanced for Italian magazines.
First trip to Paris, where I met Henri Cartier-Bresson and Robert Capa.
1952 - 53 :
Trip to Pakistan and India, as free-lance photographer.
1954 - 55 :
Moved to London, working mainly for LIFE and PICTURE POST
Moved to Paris, where I still live.
1957 - 62 :
Became a fashion photographer, traveling between Paris, London and New York, working for JARDIN DES MODES, ELLE, GLAMOUR, VOGUE, HARPER'S BAZAAR, etc. Between 1958 and 1961 I was part of MAGNUM as an associate photographer.
1962 - 63 :
Work on two books: STRIKP-TEASE and TELEVISION.
Trip around the world, for the German magazine REVUE.
1964 - 88 :
Fashion and advertising photography in Europe and the USA.
1976 - 86 :
Personal projects in colour: "PORTRAITS OF TREES", "VERY SIMILAR ", "NEW YORK UP AND DOWN".
Worked on "ENTRE VUES": interviews with famous photographers, published in French by Nathan, Paris, in 1988.
Began experimenting with digital imaging.
Working mainly on projects for books: "SCULPTURES BY DEGAS", "BESTIARIUM", "CHIMERAE", "OVID'S METAMORPHOSES", "WALKS AROUND BOULOGNE-BILLANCOURT", "HISTORY OF FASHION AT MUSÉE GALLIERA", "ROMANESQUE SCULPTURES ".
Working on "1999, A DAILY REPORT"
Film FRANK HORVAT, 1999, on ARTE
Working on HOMAGE TO CATALONIA
Photographs of "La Véronique": 50 yards around my house in Provence
One photograph ("Muslim Wedding") in FAMILY OF MAN, MOMA, New York.
Personal exhibition "ARBRES" at Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Nantes, France.
Personal exhibition "TREES" at Photographers Gallery, London.
Personal exhibition "TREES" at ICP New York.
Personal exhibition "ARBRES" at Artcurial Gallery, Paris.
Personal exhibition "30 HAPPY YEARS" at Photographers Gallery, London.
Personal exhibition "30 ANNEES DE BONHEUR" at Galerie Mamya, Paris.
Personal exhibition "TREES" at Galleria Novecento, Palermo, Italy.
Personal exhibition "TREES" at Zeit Gallery, Tokyo.
Personal exhibition "TREES" at National Museum, Malta.
Collective exhibition "PARIS-PARIS", Centre Pompidou, Paris.
Collective exhibition "ARBRES" at Centre Pompidou, Paris.
Personal exhibition "ARBRES" at Maison de la Culture, Angoulème, France
Personal exhibition "ARBRES" at La Chambre Claire, Paris.
Personal exhibition "VRAIES SEMBLANCES" at Espace Canon, Paris.
Personal exhibition "ARBRES" at Centre Culturel, Toulon, France.
Personal exhibition "FASHION PHOTOGRAPHS at Sander Gallery, New York.
Collective exhibition Renault, Centre Kodak, Paris.
Collective exhibition "Regards sur l'Architecture", Angers, France.
Personal exhibition "PHOTOGRAPHIES DE MODE" at Centre d'Art Centemporain, Montbéliard, France.
Collective exhibition "AKT PHOTOGRAPHIE" at Stadtmuseum, München, Germany.
Collective exhibition "FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY", at Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
Personal exhibition "TREES", in Berlin-Neukölln, Germany.
Personal exhibition "VRAIES SEMBLANCES", at Galleria Novecento, Palermo, Italy.
Collective exhibition about COLOUR PHOTOGRAPHY, at Photokina, Köln, Germany.
Personal exhibition "VRAIES SEMBLANCES" and" SCULPTURES BY RODIN" at Centre Culturel, Verrières, France.
Personal exhibition "HOMMAGE À FERRARI" at Fondation Cartier, Jouy-en-Josas, France.
Personal exhibition "FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY" at Centre Culturel Français, Prag, Czechoslovakia.
Collective exhibition "PHOTOGRAPHES ET CRÉATEURS DE MODE", at Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris.
Personal exhibition "FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY" at Bell Commons Space, Tokyo.
Personal exhibition "FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY, at Prinz Gallery, Kyoto, Japan.
Personal exhibition "PHOTOGRAPHIES DE MODE" at Espace Paris-Audiovisuel, Paris.
Personal exhibition "ALBUM DE FAMILLE " at Comptoir de la Photographie, Paris.
Personal exhibition "PHOTOGRAPHIES DE MODE " at Festival de la Photographie de Mode, Trouville, France.
Personal exhibition "VRAIES SEMBLANCES", Fotofest, Houston, USA.
Personal exhibition "VRAIES SEMBLANCES" at French Institute, New York.
Personal exhibition "FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY" at several FNAC centers in France.
Personal exhibition at Folio Gallery, Calgary, Canada.
Personal exhibition "DIGITAL PRINTS" at FNAC, Paris.
Personal exhibition at Vision Gallery, San Francisco, USA.
Collective exhibition "APPEARANCES" at Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
Retrospective exhibition at Galerie du Chateau d'Eau, Toulouse, France.
Personal exhibition "DIGITAL IMAGES", at Galerie Pictorial, Paris.
"SCULPTURES BY DEGAS", as part of collective exhibition "PHOTOGRAPHIE ET SCULPTURE",
at Centre National de la Photographie, Paris.
"FASHION PHOTOGRAPHS" as part of "VANITÉS" at Centre National de la Photographie, Paris.
Personal exhibition at Foto-folies, Rodez, France.
Collective exhibition of the SELECT COLLECTION at Musée de l'Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland.
Personal exhibition "LE BESTIAIRE D'HORVAT", at Centre National de la Photographie, Paris.
Personal exhibition "PLEASE DON'T SMILE " at :
Staley Wise, New York,
Carla Sozzani, Milano,
Agathe Gaillard, Paris.
Personal exhibition "LE BESTIAIRE D'HORVAT" at Centro Krizia, Milano, Italy.
Personal exhibition "LE BESTIAIRE D'HORVAT" at Parc Régional de la Bresse, France.
Personal exhibition "FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY" at Fotofest, Houston, USA.
Personal exhibition "PARIS-LONDON" at Musée Carnavalet, Paris.
Personal exhibition at Photographie-Forum, Frankfurt a.M., Germany.
Personal exhibition at Institut Français, Prag, Czech Republic.
Personal exhibition at Institut Français, Bratislava, Slovakia.
Personal exhibition "VINTAGE PRINTS" at Staley-Wise Gallery, New York.
Personal exhibition "HIGH FASHION PHOTOGRAPHS IN ROME, FOR HARPER'S BAZAAR", at Galleria Acta International, Rome, Italy
Personal exhibition "GOETHE IN SICILY" at Goethe-Haus, Frankfurt a.M., Germany.
Personal exhibition "51 PHOTOGRAPHIES EN NOIR ET BLANC" and
"70 ANS-70 PHOTOS", at Galerie Esther Woerdehoff, Paris.
"VRAIES SEMBLANCES, Institut Français, Valence.
"51 BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPHS" Galeria Railowski.
Personal exhibition at Casa di Goethe, Rome: GOETHE IN SICILY.
Personal exhibition at the Zoological Museum in Kiel, Germany: HORVAT'S BESTIARY.
Personal exhibition at Hackelbury Fine Arts, London: VERY SIMILAR.
Personal exhibition at Galerie Serge Aboucrat, Paris: MINI-RETROSPECTIVE.
Personal exhibition at Jane Jackson Gallery, Atlanta, GA, USA: VERY SIMILAR.
Personal exhibition at Galerie in focus, Cologne, Germany: 51 PHOTOGRAPHS IN BLACK AND WHITE.
Personal exhibition at Sao Paolo, Brésil: FASHION PHOTOGRAPHS.
Personal exhibition at Stadtgalerie, Kiel, Germany: NEW YORK UP AND DOWN.
Personal exhibition at Musée Régional des Centovalli, Intragna, Suisse: 51 PHOTOGRAPHS IN BLACK AND WHITE.
Personal exhibition at Musée Maillol, Paris: 1999, A DAILY REPORT and PARIS VINTAGE.
Personal exhibition at Galleria Assolibri, Firenze, Italy, of 51 PHOTOGRAPHS IN BLACK AND WHITE.
Collective exhibition FEMMES PLUS QUE FEMMES, at Fundation Armando Alvarez Penteado, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Film FRANK HORVAT, 1999, at ARTE.
Personal exhibition at Galerie Dina Vierny, Paris: STRIP TEASE.
Personal exhibition at Fundation Vila Casas, Barcelona, Spain : HOMAGE TO CATALONIA.
Personal exhibition at Janos Gat Gallery, New York: 1999, A DAILY REPORT
Personal exhibition at Staley Wise Gallery, New York: STRIP-TEASE
Personal exhibition at Haeckelbury Fine Arts, London: BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPHS
Personal exhibition at Galerie Dina Vierny, Paris : VRAIES SEMBLANCES
Personal exhibition at Fifty-one Fine Art Photography, Antwerpen: BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPHS
Personal exhibition at Fahey-Klein Gallery, Los Angeles:
BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPHS
Personal retrospective exhibition at Maison de la Photographie, Toulon, France
Archival inkjet prints, Wouter Van Leeuwen Gallery, Amsterdam, Holland
Black and white vintage prints, Janos Gat Gallery, New York, USA
LA VÉRONIQUE, Nature and Landscape Festival, La Gacilly, France
LA VÉRONIQUE, Dina Vierny Gallery, Paris
Photographs of the sculptures by Robert Couturier, Musée Maillol, Paris
LA VÉRONIQUE, Assolibri Gallery, Florence, Italy
Prints in black and white and in colour, Tristan's Gallery, Cornwall, GB
ICÔNES ET INÉDITS, Digital black and white prints, La Maison-près-Bastille, Paris
J'AIME LE STRIP-TEASE
Éditions Rencontre, Lausanne, Switzerland, 1962,
Text by Patrik Lindermohr
20 x 13,5 cm, 200 pages
FRANK HORVAT - THE TREE
Aurum Press, London and Little Brown, New York, 1979
Text by John Fowles
31 x 24 cm, 128 pages
Paris Audiovisuel, Paris, 1989,
22 x 25 cm, 60 pages
Éditions Nathan Images, Paris, 1990
Frank Horvat interviewing
14 well known photographers:
Édouard Boubat, Helmut Newton, Sarah Moon, Josef Koudelka
Mario Giacomelli, Eva Rubinstein, Jeanloup Sieff, Marc Riboud
Don McCullin, Robert Doisneau, Hiroshi Hamaya, Takeji Iwamiya
Javier Vallhonrat, Joel Peter Witkin
17 x 23 cm, 300 pages,Text in French only,
FRANK HORVAT - ARBRES
Éditions de l'Imprimerie Nationale, Paris, 1994,
Text by Michel Cazenave,
29,5 x 33 cm, 160 pages,
LE BESTIAIRE D'HORVAT
Actes Sud, Arles, France, and Photo Copies, Paris, 1994
Text by Pierre Gascar
27,5 x 26 cm, 128 pages
FRANK HORVAT - PARIS-LONDRES, LONDON PARIS
Paris-Musées, Paris, 1996,
Text by the author
24,5 x 27 cm, 150 pages
DE LA MODE ET DES JARDINS
Éditions de l'Imprimerie Nationale, Paris, 1996,
Text by Catherine Joint-Dieterle
27 x 32,5 cm, 2O4 pages,
HORVAT - 51 PHOTOGRAPHS IN BLACK AND WHITE
Peliti Associati and Dewi Lewis, 1998
Preface by Eelco Wolf
FRANK HORVAT - VRAIES SEMBLANCES
Dewi Lewis 1999 : VERY SIMILAR
Peliti Associat 1999 : VERE SEMBIANZE
Photovision 1999 : VRAIES SEMBLANCES
Umschau Braus 2000 : DER WAHRE SCHEIN
17 x 24,5 cm, 80 pages
FRANK HORVAT PHOTOPOCHE N 88
Nathan and Delpire, Paris, France, 12,5 x 19 cm
1999, A DAILY REPORT – Frank Horvat
published by Dewi Lewis, Manchester,
Actes Sud and Arte, Arles and Paris,
Edition Braus, Heidelberg
Frank Horvat - TIME MACHINE - a trip around the world, 1962-1963.
Photographs in black and white, in an english and a french edition.
OFF Publications, Rodez, 2004
HORVAT photographie COUTURIER
Paris 2005, Published by Gallimard and Musée Maillol
245 x 330 cm, 54 photos
Frank Horvat, Sammlungen
Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris
Fonds National d'Art Contemporain, Ministère de la Culture, Paris
Musée de Nantes (France)
Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris
Centre Pompidou, Paris
Fondation Cartier, Jouy-en-Josas, France
Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris
Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
Eastman House, Rochester, NY
Ludwig Museum, Köln, Germany
Musée Carnavalet, Paris
Musée Galliera, Paris
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, USA
Fundation Privada Vila Casas, Barcelona