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Henri Cartier Bresson

Purchase this original watercolor painting and all proceeds go to the Library at the A.J. Williams-Myers African Roots Center—promoting literacy through teaching and learning about the African roots experience, including history and culture, through a dynamic exchange of information, ideas, and creativity.

Original 11x17” watercolor portrait of Henri Cartier Bresson as featured in The Art of the Affair: An Illustrated History of Love, Sex, and Artistic Influence. Framed as shown in alternate images. Comes with a copy of the book signed by the illustrator.

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As he appears in the text:

“Henri Cartier-Bresson and Inge Morath were two of the photographers hired to be on set for the filming of The Misfits. Arthur Miller married Inge shortly after his divorce from Marilyn, though he claimed their relationship didn’t start until after filming. Inge was originally hired as an editor for the Paris-based photography collective Magnum, and said she learned photography from looking at Henri’s images long before she picked up a camera. She soon became one of the first female members of Magnum. In addition to her street photography, she photographed several Hollywood sets. The origin of Henri’s photography career can be traced back to the wild publisher and poet Harry Crosby, who gave Henri his first camera. At the same time, Henri began an intense affair with Caresse Crosby, Harry’s wife. Afterward, his brokenhearted wanderlust spurred his photography practice.”

Read more about The Art of the Affair, by Catherine Lacey and Forsyth Harmon. ︎︎︎