Edward Quinn, Photographer

The Edward Quinn Archive

about Quinn

Edward Quinn, born 1920 in Ireland, lived and worked as a
photographer since the '50s on the Côte d’Azur, which was
during the “Golden Fifties” the playground of the celebrities
from the world of show biz, art and business. The rich and
the famous came to the Riviera to relax. But the movie stars
knew how much their off-screen image counted and Quinn
was at the right place at the right time and was able to get
spontaneous and enchanting images which catch the charm,
sophistication and chic of a legendary era.

In 1951 Edward Quinn met and photographed Pablo Picasso
for the first time. Their friendship lasted until Picasso’s death
in 1973.
This encounter with Picasso was to be greatly influential to
Quinn himself and to his subsequent work. Quinn is the author
of several books and films about Picasso.

Since the '60s Quinn concentrated his work on artists,
amongst them Max Ernst, Alexander Calder, Francis Bacon,
Salvador Dalí, Graham Sutherland, David Hockney.
In the late '80s an intense relationship, similar to his friendship
with Picasso, linked Quinn to Georg Baselitz.

Since 1992 until his death in 1997, Edward Quinn lived near
Zurich with his Swiss wife Gret. She passed away 2011.

Wikipedia engl. / Wikipedia deutsch

Header photo: Edward Quinn, Zurich 1983. © Eric Bachmann

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