Published by Hatje Cantz. Edited with text by Anton Holzer, Frauke Kreutler. Text by Ursula Storch.
From portraits of major figures such as Albert Einstein and Arturo Toscanini to studies of everyday life and society in Vienna between the two world wars and street photography in New York, the oeuvre of the Austrian-American photographer Robert Haas (1898–1997) encompasses numerous themes and unites the views of two continents. His artistic career began in the milieu of 1920s Viennese modernism; he established himself as an internationally successful photojournalist in the ‘30s. After fleeing from the National Socialists in 1938, Haas found a new home in the United States. Besides his work as a well-known graphic artist and printer in New York, he documented everyday life in America in striking photographs. This catalog allows readers to rediscover a major photographer and an outstanding oeuvre, while presenting vintage prints that have never before been reproduced.