Master of Beauty: Karl Schenker’s Glamorous Images
September 10, 2016– January 8, 2017
In the 1910s and 20s Karl Schenker (1886–1954) was one of the best-known society portraitists. Actors, models and the high society – everyone with distinction had his or her portrait taken in Schenker’s Berlin studio on Kurfürstendamm, in New York or later in London. As a photographer, illustrator, painter, and designer of mannequins, Schenker devoted himself above all to the glamourous female portrait and to fashion photographs. For the first time now Schenker’s life and work are traced and thus an unjustly forgotten artist rediscovered.