In 1903, Paul enrolled at the prestigious Askanisches Gymnasium. Most Similar Gelatin silver (developing-out-paper) pr Berlin 1897–1969 More More options. One of the highest-paid fashion photographers of the 1950s, Erwin Blumenfeld committed suicide by inducing a heart attack. Not only a prolific fashion and commercial photographer, Blumenfeld also created reels of groundbreaking fashion films from the early 60s, nudes, personality portraits and Dada collages. The surreal, colorful photography of Erwin Blumenfeld American Vogue — with a twist. The mysterious death of Erwin Blumenfeld. Duration: 2 minutes Erwin Blumenfeld, Le pudeur, 1937. Release date: 13 May 2013. Erwin Blumenfeld brought art and audacity to fashion, to photography, to life and his own surreal death. Artworks See all 1 artworks › Profil-Front, 1942 Erwin Blumenfeld; Explore Further. Erwin Blumenfeld (1897-1969) was one of the most influential photographers of the twentieth century. Now his family wants to remind the world of his brilliance. Erwin Blumenfeld courtesy of Corkin Gallery The surrealist erotic would nowadays be … Instead, he started a three-year apprenticeship in … He was in Rome, had not been taken his heart medication and ran up and down the Spanish Steps on a hot day. Date of death 1969. Yet Erwin Blumenfeld's photographic (and film) output and extraordinary career certainly put him in a good position for the crown. Erwin Blumenfeld was once the highest paid fashion photographer in the world. Blumenfeld’s legacy was in the danger of being forgotten, until recently when it was revived by three of his grandchildren, Remy Blumenfeld, Nadia Blumenfeld-Charbit and Yvette Georges-Deeton. Erwin Blumenfeld died of a heart attack in July of 1969 in circumstances some have surmised that his death was essentially a suicide, although not all family members agree. He was born in Berlin, and in 1941 emigrated to the United States, where he soon became a successful and well-paid fashion photographer, working as a free-lancer for Harper's Bazaar, Life and American Vogue. A German Jewish refugee who survived the madness of two world wars, Erwin Blumenfeld became famous for the elegantly original images he created for … Erwin Blumenfeld was born in Berlin in 1897. An experimenter and innovator, he produced an extensive body of work including drawings, collages, portraits, celebrity portraiture, advertising campaigns and his renowned fashion photography both in black and white and color. Erwin Blumenfeld (26 January 1897 – 4 July 1969) was an American photographer of German origin. Erwin Blumenfeld, "Tara Twain, From Hollywood, my first American girl," Amsterdam, 1935. Erwin Blumenfeld Mode-Montage c. 1950 Vintage gelatin silver print Collection Helaine et Yorick Blumenfeld Courtesy of Modernism Inc., San Francisco ... where he subsequently lived and worked until his death. He left the school in 1913, giving up thoughts of further education on the death of his father - the family is virtually bankrupt.