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Dear Esteemed Art Collector, Consultant and Gallerist,
My client has made their very rare portrait of Albert Einstein by David Eisendraht available for acquisition.
Mr. Eisendrath was born in Chicago in 1914. He began photographing while a student at the University of Chicago and after graduating in 1937 worked as a staff photographer for The Chicago Times. In 1940 he moved to New York to join the picture staff of the newspaper P.M. During World War II he worked in the Office of War Information as a photojournalist for America magazine.
After the war he became a freelance photographer, specializing in industrial subjects. At the same time, he began to write and lecture about his craft. His columns, which appeared in the magazines Popular Photography, Industrial Photography and Photo Methods for Industry, were admired for conveying often abstruse subject matter understandably. At the time of his death he was a contributing editor of Modern Photography.
David B. Eisendraht, American, 1915 – 1988
Albert Einstein at Mercer Street Study
Gelatin silver print
8 x 10 inches
Mounted on 11 x 14 slightly damaged matte board
Print is in excellent condition
Provenance, Private collection – Authenticity confirmed by Albert Einstein Archives, Jerusalem