Alfred Eisenstaedt
1898, Dirschau, Germany - 1995, Martha's Vineyard, USA

Short biography
Master photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt started working as a freelance photographer for the "Berliner Tageblatt" in the 1920s. He was Jewish and because of oppression in Hitler's Nazi Germany, he emigrated to the United States in 1935. He worked as a photographer for LIFE magazine from 1936 to 1972. His photos of news events and celebrities, such as Sophia Loren and Ernest Hemingway, appeared on 90 LIFE covers. Considering there was no television, LIFE was for most people their view to the world and therefor of immense importance.

Eisenstaedt's last photographs were of President Bill Clinton with his wife Hillary and daughter Chelsea, made in 1993 on Martha's Vineyard. He was awarded the National Medal of Arts in 1989. Eisenstaedt's most famous photograph is of an American sailor kissing a young woman on August 14, 1945 in Times Square. The photograph is known under various names: V–J day in Times Square or V–Day.

Recent exhibitions
Gallery M Denver, Michael Hoppen Gallery London, Galerie Stephen Hoffman Munich, Leica Gallery New York.

Top auction result
$ 55.200

Average auction results
$ 1.000 - $ 24.000

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