André Steiner French, 1901-1978


1901, Székesfehèrvàr, Hungary ? 1978, Paris
After studying engineering at the Polytechnic Institute of Vienna, Steiner began collaborating in 1924 on photographic research with the eminent chemist and historian of photography Josef Maria Eder to test out the first Leica cameras. He came to Paris in 1928 where he worked until 1933 for Alsthom, Paramount Studios and Phototone. Steiner also began publishing his photographs in French reviews (Paris Magazine, Voilà, VU) and participated in the exhibit Hungarian Photographers, in 1931, along with other Hungarian expatriates living in Paris. He opened his own studio in 1934 and launched into every area of photography: experimentation, nudes, advertising, etc. He became a French citizen in 1945, after the war, when he dedicated himself to photography as applied to technology and the sciences. In 1948, he published a book on the sculptor Rodin, and in the 1950s, several works on his studies of nudes. In 1948 he also contributed to the exhibit Hungarian Photographers in Paris, alongside Brassaï, Kollar, Rogi André, André Féher, Ergy Landau, and others.
Collective Works
Albert Mentzel and Albert Roux, Formes Nues (Paris: Editions d?Art Graphique et Photographique, 1935)
Georges Besson, La photographie française : 1839-1936 (Paris: Editions Braun, 1936)
Photographie (Paris: Arts et Métiers Graphiques, 1935,1937-39); Modern Photography (London: The Studio, 1937-38); Art et médecine : Revue réservée au corps médical (Paris: Art et Médecine, 1939)

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