Portraits of People
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 Max Ernst, Jacqueline Lamba Breton, André Masson, and André Breton Centre Américain de Secours (American Relief Center), Marseille, April 1941
Wifredo 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, surrealist painter, Victor Serge, Russian revolutionary, and André Breton Villa Air-Bel, Marseille, March 1941
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