Hakone, Japan
stock nr:
1118
artist(s):
AART KLEIN
title:
Hakone, Japan
medium:
gelatin silver print
date created:
1973
dimensions:
height 255mm x width 370mm — height 10.04inch x width 14.57inch
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Boerenschuur, Zeeland
stock nr:
1117
artist(s):
AART KLEIN
title:
Boerenschuur, Zeeland
medium:
gelatin silver print
date created:
1966
dimensions:
height 300mm x width 242mm — height 11.81inch x width 9.53inch
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Heron, Belgie
stock nr:
1116
artist(s):
AART KLEIN
title:
Heron, Belgie
medium:
gelatin silver print
dimensions:
height 302mm x width 336mm — height 11.89inch x width 13.23inch
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Street Design
stock nr:
1562
artist(s):
AART KLEIN
title:
Street Design
medium:
gelatin silver print
date created:
1959 — date printed: c1959
dimensions:
height 300mm x width 235mm — height 11.81inch x width 9.25inch
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biography

Aart Klein (1909- 2001) was a Dutch photographer born in 
Amsterdam. Klein began working at the Dutch first photo 
press agency, Polygoon in the 1930s. He started out without 
having any formal training in photography, but during his 
time at Polygoon he began his career as one of the most 
influential Dutch photographers. He was forced to work for 
the Nazis during the 1940’s which led to Klein taking 
underground pictures and sending them to Allied forces in 
England. He joined a group of photographers called Particam, 
or Partisan Cameras, that helped the country’s liberation. 
In 1956, Aart Klein left Particam and set up as a freelance 
photographer. From that time on, he worked regularly for the 
quality paper Algemeen Handelsblad and was commissioned 
to produce a great number of photography books.

Klein’s technique created a unique and individualistic photo 
experience.His technique was unique because he avoided the 
use of flash by heating the developer. He also spent hours in 
dark rooms creating the contrast or effect he had in his mind.

Towards the end of his life, as of the 1970s, he traveled 
around the world with aid from grants and the government.

selected exhibitions