Lisette Model
1901–1983

Introduction

Lisette Model (born Elise Amelie Felicie Stern; November 10, 1901 – March 30, 1983) was an Austrian-born American photographer primarily known for the frank humanism of her street photography.

A prolific photographer in the 1940s and a member of the New-York cooperative Photo League, she was published in PM's Weekly, Harper's Bazaar, and US Camera before taking up teaching in 1949 through the intermediary of Ansel Adams. She continued to photograph and taught at the New School for Social Research in New York from 1951 until her death in 1983 with many notable students, the most famous of whom was Diane Arbus. Her work has been shown in numerous exhibitions and still resides in several permanent collections, including that of the National Gallery of Canada and the J. Paul Getty Museum.

Wikidata identifier

Q79067

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Country of birth

Austria

Roles

Artist, photographer, teacher

ULAN identifier

500000242

Names

Lisette Model, Elisa Felicie Amelie Seybert, Elise Amelie Félicié Seybert, Elise Felic Amelie Seybert, Elise Amelie Félicié Stern, Élise Amélie Félice Stern, Elise Felice Amélie née Seybert

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