Paul (1896-1958). Photographer from New York. He studied anatomy and aesthetics at the Art Student League, photography at the Clarence White School, and sculpture with Alexander Archipenko. At the same time he worked as an illustrator, painter, and set designer. In 1925 he moved to Paris where he opened his own photographic studio, joining Man Ray and Hoyningen Huene’s artistic circle. He moved to Berlin and then London, but in 1929 he returns to New York, where he workd for various important fashion magazines such as Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar. In 1943 he moved to California where he developed an interest in portraiture and reportage. Although he only held one exhibition and published one book in his lifetime, his work was rediscovered and re-evaluated in the 1980s with numerous exhibitions (including one in San Francisco and one at the Photokina in Cologne) and two monographs.