Baron George Hoyningen-Huene (1900 – 1968) was a seminal fashion photographer of the 1920s and 1930s. He was born in Russian to Baltic German and American parents and spent his working life in France, England and the United States.
During the Russian Revolution the Hoyningen-Huenes fled to first London and later Paris. By 1925 George had already worked his way up to chief of photography of the French Vogue. In 1931 he met Horst, the future photographer, who became his lover and frequent mode and traveled to England with him that winter. While there, they visited photographer Cecil Beaton, who was working for the British edition of Vogue. In 1931, Horst began his association with Vogue, publishing his first photograph in the French edition of Vogue in November of that year.
In 1935 Hoyningen-Huene moved to New York where he did most of his work for Harpar’s Bazaar. He published two art books on Greece and Egypt before relocating to Hollywood, where he earned his wedge by shooting glamorous portraits for the film industry. Beyond fashion, he was a master portraitist as well from Hollywood stars to other celebrities.
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