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b. 1928, USA

William Klein Biography

American artist William Klein, born 1928, is famous for his unconventional style and often ironic approach to photography. Klein began his career in painting after studying under Fernand Léger but later found success as a fashion photographer for publications such as Vogue magazine. The artist has since gone on to direct feature-length films as well as numerous documentaries and television commercials. 

William Klein Featured Artworks

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Smoke + Veil, Paris (Vogue) by William Klein contemporary artwork photography
William KleinSmoke + Veil, Paris (Vogue), 1958Platinum palladium print, printed later
77 x 56.5 cm
Gallery Fifty One Contact Gallery
Mary + Dove at Cafe, Paris (Vogue) by William Klein contemporary artwork photography
William KleinMary + Dove at Cafe, Paris (Vogue), 1957Platinum palladium print, printed later
77 x 56.5 cm
Gallery Fifty One Contact Gallery
Simone + Painting + Coffee, Rome (Vogue), by William Klein contemporary artwork photography
William KleinSimone + Painting + Coffee, Rome (Vogue),, 1960Platinum palladium print, printed later
77 x 56.5 cm
Gallery Fifty One Contact Gallery
Simone + Sophia Loren, Rome (Vogue) by William Klein contemporary artwork photography
William KleinSimone + Sophia Loren, Rome (Vogue), 1960Platinum palladium print, printed later
77 x 56.5 cm
Gallery Fifty One Contact Gallery
Times Square + Mirror, NY (Vogue) by William Klein contemporary artwork photography
William KleinTimes Square + Mirror, NY (Vogue), 1962Platinum palladium print, printed later
77 x 56.5 cm
Gallery Fifty One Contact Gallery
Atom Bomb Sky, New York by William Klein contemporary artwork photography
William KleinAtom Bomb Sky, New York, 1955Silver gelatin print
Huxley-Parlour Contact Gallery
I Love Secretaries by Frank Sinatra, New York by William Klein contemporary artwork photography
William KleinI Love Secretaries by Frank Sinatra, New YorkGelatin silver print
105 x 75 cm
Gallery Fifty One Contact Gallery
Anne St. Marie + Cruiser in Traffic, New York, (Vogue) by William Klein contemporary artwork photography
William KleinAnne St. Marie + Cruiser in Traffic, New York, (Vogue), 1958Gelatin silver print, printed later
60 x 50 cm
Gallery Fifty One Contact Gallery

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