Portraits of People



Jawaharlal Nehru – 1955, with lion cubs; also photos feeding panda




John Huston – India, 1955, riding an elephant




Henri Matisse – Cimiez, Nice, France, ca. 1948, holding a rooster




Maharaja Jayachamarajendra Wodeyar of Mysore who invited Ylla to visit India – 1954, plus photos of many public, private & family scenes




Pierre Durand-Ruel – Kenya, 1952, Ylla's companion; the prestigious Durand-Ruel gallery, Paris/New York, is widely credited with having created the careers of the Impressionists and for establishing their popularity in the United States. Pierre financed Ylla's trip to Africa.




Jacques Prévert – Saint-Paul de Vence, summer 1948; wrote the text for Le Petit Lion, 1947 and Des Bêtes..., 1950; Alexandre Trauner standing in background




Varian Fry with André Breton, Jacqueline Lamba Breton and Max Ernst – Centre Américain de Secours (American Relief Center), Marseille, February 1941




Wilfredo Lam – Cuba, 1947, with "Bélial, Empereur des Mouches" ("Belial, Lord of the Flies"), completed in 1948




Count Mihály Károlyi (Michael Karolyi) – Paris, ca. 1935; Count Károlyi was the first President of the Hungarian Democratic Republic, 1918-1919




Arthur Koestler with his dog Sabby – Paris suburbs, ca. 1948; author of Darkness at Noon, The Thirteenth Tribe...




Ernö Goldfinger, architect, sitting with heliometer – Paris, 1933



Maharaja Brijendra Singh of Bharatpur (where Ylla died) – Bharatpur, India, 1955

Dennis Conan Doyle (son of Arthur Conan Doyle) – with wife Nina Mdivani, India, 1954

Mura Dehn, jazz dancer & jazz dance film maker – New York, ca. 1950

Benjamin Péret, poet, Surrealist, Dadaist, with his wife Remedios Varo – Marseille, March 1941

 

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