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[Hungarian-born French Photographer, 1899-1984]

• Also known as:  Gyula Halasz
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Original works by Brassaï available for purchase at art galleries worldwide
Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago   NEW!

Notable SiteDallas Museum of Art, Texas   NEW!
(There is a "Download" link for zooming in on some works, but confusingly this may take a while to become active)

Notable SiteFine Arts Museums of San Francisco   NEW!

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York City   NEW!

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston   NEW!
Photograph collection online

Notable SiteMuseum of Modern Art, New York City

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
Most but not all artists in the NGA database have works online

Notable SiteRéunion des Musées Nationaux, France (in French)  
Chômeurs aux Halles

Notable SiteSan Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Ackland Art Museum at the University of North Carolina
Avenue de l'Observatoire
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Ackland Art Museum at the University of North Carolina
"Bijou" of Montmartre

Ackland Art Museum at the University of North Carolina
Gala Soirée at Maxim's
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Ackland Art Museum at the University of North Carolina
Girl Playing Snooker, Montmartre (La Fille au Billard)
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Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
Colonne Morris dans le brouillard (Morris Column in the fog), ca.1930

Bibliotheque Nationale de France (in French)  
Graffiti 101. La magie. Tête aztèque

Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio   NEW!
Giacometti Sculpture "Femme Qui Marche", 1933

Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art at the University of Oklahoma
Kiki Singing in a Montparnasse Cabaret, 1933

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts
Harvard have works in their collections, but unfortunately you have to type in the search yourself

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana

Los Angeles County Museum of Art   NEW!

Philadelphia Museum of Art   NEW!

Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey

Reina Sofía National Museum, Madrid (in Spanish)  

Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Art Signature Dictionary   NEW!

Christie's Past Sale Archive
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Lempertz Auction Gallery, Cologne, Germany -- Highlights from Past Sales
Bal Musette of the greengrocers, rue de Lappe, ca.1932

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SiteWorld Visit Guide (formerly Insecula)

Masters of Photography

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Miscellaneous Sites:
Photo Seminars Online

Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on Brassai  
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Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia

Magyar Elektronikus Könyvtár (Hungarian Electronic Library) (in Hungarian)  
Brief biographical sketch from the Hungarian Biographical Encyclopedia


"Look Inside" and "Search Inside" Books at Amazon
Look Inside Books:Selections from the books listed below are scanned in, in high res. Text is clearly readable and art reproductions vary from so-so to excellent. Don't miss the fact that you can usually zoom in via the "View" drop-down menu, along the top row of Amazon's Online Reader.            
Search Inside Books:Same as "Look Inside", except that the entire book is scanned in, and the text is fully searchable. This is an unbelievable resource, for research and especially for previewing a book when making the decision to buy.
Note: Some "Search Inside" features are limited to people signed in to an account which has previously made a purchase at Amazon.
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Brassai: Letters to My Parents

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Brassai: The Eye of Paris

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Brassai: Paris By Night


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