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Florence Henri American

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A peripatetic French American painter and photographer, Florence Henri studied with László Moholy-Nagy at the Bauhaus in Germany in summer 1927. Impressed by her natural talent, he wrote a glowing commentary on the artist for a small Amsterdam journal: "With Florence Henri’s photos, photographic practice enters a new phase, the scope of which would have been unimaginable before today...Reflections and spatial relationships, superposition and intersections are just some of the areas explored from a totally new perspective and viewpoint." Despite the high regard for her paintings and photographs in the 1920s, Henri remains largely underappreciated.

Windows, Florence Henri (American, 1893–1982), Gelatin silver print

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