During the First Friday Art Walk in March, the Lost Art Gallery will feature photographer Fritz Henle. The father of Maria and Tina, he started his career in Germany in 1928. Fritz traveled through the Mediterranean, India, China, and Japan in pre-war 1930s and immigrated to the US in 1936. He was a freelance photojournalist and worked for Life Magazine and was a fashion and portrait photographer throughout the 40s and 50s in New York. As a documentarist, he traveled to Asia, Mexico, Paris, the USA, the Caribbean, and finally settled on St. Croix in 1958.
Henle published nineteen books of his work. His photographs were published in Life Magazine, Harpers Bazaar, Mademoiselle, Town & Country, and the Sunday New York Times. He held one person exhibitions of his accumulated work which established him as a creative visionary with an exceptional technique, a keen sense of composition, and a determination to capture the beauty of life. As one of the best known photographers of his time in America, Fritz Henle has been described by the late photo historian Helmut Gernsheim as the last of the great classical photographers. Fritz Henle passed away in 1993.
Come visit from 5pm-9pm for refreshments and to experience powerful imagery through the lens of Fritz Henle.