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[Hungarian-born French Photographer, 1899-1984]

• Also known as:  Gyula Halasz
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Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago

Notable SiteDallas Museum of Art, Texas

Notable SiteBrassai at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
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Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston
Photograph collection 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

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

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana

Brassai in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art Database

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)
Christie's Past Sale Archive   NEW!
(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   NEW!
(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 reference works  
See the "Photography Encyclopedia" entry, which is actually from The Oxford Companion to the Photograph (2005)

Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on Brassai  
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Notable SiteGrove Dictionary of Art Online (excerpt)  

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


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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.
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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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Les Escaliers de Montmartre, Paris
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Brassai: Brouillard, Avenue de l'Observatoire
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