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Rubinstein at National Museum
October 29, 2008   
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Photographer Eva Rubinstein has loaned a collection of 52 works entitled Vintage Prints to the National Museum in Warsaw. The collection was compiled by the artist herself and spans her entire career.

The barite-coated bromide paper prints depict scenes from England, France, Spain, Ireland, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Italy and the US. The oldest photograph in the collection, Miroir, vitrine, was taken in New York in 1967 and the most recent, Carousel. Nuit was taken in Paris in 1990.

Rubinstein concentrated on classical portraits and social commentary in places as diverse as care homes and luxury apartments. She documented political events in Belfast and Dublin and took studio and outdoor photographs. Her elegantly composed photographs, which have won worldwide acclaim, are often ascetic yet always filled with meaning.

Eva Rubinstein was born in Buenos Aires in 1933 to Aniela M³ynarska and renowned concert pianist Arthur Rubinstein while the latter was giving a concert tour. The Rubinsteins, who hailed from £ód¼, were based in Paris but spent most of their time on the road. They left Europe for the U.S. when World War II broke out in 1939, obtaining citizenship in 1946.

Eva Rubinstein studied at the School of Theater at the University of California, Los Angeles, while she continued studying dance, which she began at the age of five. She appeared on Broadway in 1955-1956.

Rubinstein took up photography in 1967, studying under Sean Kernan and other illustrious photographers: Lisette Model, Ken Heyman, Jim Hughes. She has had more than 100 individual exhibitions and has taken part in as many group exhibitions. She has also participated in numerous workshops and seminars throughout Europe and the U.S. Her work can be seen in prestigious institutions all over the world.

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