Nickolas Muray - Frida Kahlo, 1939 (detail)

Nickolas Muray / Miklós Mandl

November 17, 2020

Nickolas Muray was a Hungarian-born American photographer specialized in portraits of celebrities. He emigrated to the United States in 1913, having been repeatedly humiliated by rampant anti-Semitism in his home country. His work was often seen in Vanity Fair magazine, but he was arguably best known for his portraits of Frida Kahlo, with whom he also had a love affair.

Featured image: Nickolas Muray - Frida Kahlo, 1939 (detail). Carbon Pigment Print on paper. 22 × 17 1/2 in. 55.9 × 44.5 cm. Edition of 30. This is part of a limited edition set. Photo courtesy Art Commerce LLC