Paul Ickovic


Paul Ickovic was thirteen when he emigrated with his family to the United States via Czechoslovakia, England and Colombia. He studied at Julliard School of Music and Goddard College. An assistant of Henri Cartier-Bresson, his lineage is among the great documentary and street photographers, yet what he sees expresses the daring and heart that is his alone. Using only his Leica, one lens and black and white film, he reveals the ineffable, the bizarre, tender and beautiful apparitions of life. His subject is the endless variation of relationship and femininity, depicted in his photographs as well as his playful drawings. A pilot, printer and musician, he is the author of five books-- Kafka's GraveIn TransitSafe ConductGorgeous Infidelities, a collaboration with poet  Naila Moreira, and a children's book, Nicholas and The Magic Box. His photographs have been widely exhibited and are included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; La Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris; National Gallery of Art, Prague;  Minneapolis Art Museum, and the Smithsonian Institution.

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