(1914 - 1999)
Rudy Burckhardt was active/lived in New York, Maine / Switzerland. Rudy Burckhardt is known for photography, landscape painting.
Biography Rudy Burckhardt
Known primarily as a photographer and film maker, Rudy Burckhardt turned to landscape painting in the later part of his life. From the mid 1930s, he was a prominent part of the New York art world, having earned his reputation primarily for black and white photographs that captured the visual rhythms of New York City street life and architecture.
He was born in Basel, Switzerland and in 1935 moved to New York where he made informal travelogues of that city and Haiti. He also did a series of photographs of his neighbor, Willem de Kooning, and helped him out by buying several of his paintings with inheritance money. He served in World War II and then supported himself with photo journalism for art magazines.
In the 1940s, he did
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