Horvat Frank
Paris. Eiffel Tower
Horvat Frank
Strip-Tease, Paris

Frank Horvat

About the artist

1928 — 2020

Frank Horvat, born 1928 in what is now Croatia, was an Italian fashion photographer and photojournalist. He began his career in Paris, considering the humanist icon Henri Cartier-Bresson a key influence, and taking the Frenchman's advice by trading in his Rollei for a Leica. After pictures taken on a trip across India and Asia were published in Paris Match and exhibited at MoMA in New York, Horvat began a long affair with fashion photography, being commissioned to shoot for designers in Elle, Vogue and Harper's Bazaar.

He continued his photojournalism in parallel, creating a triptych between 1976 and 1989, and working on an interview series with contemporaries including Boubat, Doisneau and Helmut Newton. Horvat, eager to adapt with the times, became interested in developments in photographic technology, learning to use Photoshop in the nineties and later creating Horvatland, his own iPad app. He continued to be published and exhibited until his death in 2020. The works of Horvat, captured across a glittering career that never stood still, cement his status as an icon of the art form.

Technical information

Image 1: Paris, Eiffel Tower. 1956
Size: 24 x 30 cm

Image 1: Strip-Tease, Paris. 1950