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Berlin/London: The Lost Photographs of Gerty Simon

Wiener Library, London

30 May - 15 Oct 2019

Gerty Simon’s photographic portraits – of fellow artists, writers, dancers and many others – capture the vibrant cultural landscape of Weimar Berlin. After moving to London to escape the Nazi regime in 1933, Simon picked up where she’d left off, photographing a range of prominent British figures, such as Kenneth Clark, Peggy Ashcroft and Aneurin Bevan. This is the first exhibition dedicated to her work in more than 80 years. Find out more from the Wiener Library’s website.

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Albert Einstein (1879-1955) (c. 1929), Gerty Simon.

Albert Einstein (1879–1955) (c. 1929), Gerty Simon. © The Bernard Simon Estate, Wiener Library Collections

Judith Kerr aged six, Berlin (c. 1929), Gerty Simon.

Judith Kerr aged six, Berlin (c. 1929), Gerty Simon. © The Bernard Simon Estate, Wiener Library Collections

Lotte Lenya (1898–1985) (c. 1935), Gerty Simon.

Lotte Lenya (1898–1985) (c. 1935), Gerty Simon. © The Bernard Simon Estate, Wiener Library Collections

Oriel Ross (1907–94) (c. 1934–35), Gerty Simon.

Oriel Ross (1907–94) (c. 1934–35), Gerty Simon. © The Bernard Simon Estate, Wiener Library Collections

Renée Sintenis (1888–1965) (c. 1929), Gerty Simon.

Renée Sintenis (1888–1965) (c. 1929), Gerty Simon. © The Bernard Simon Estate, Wiener Library Collections

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