Albert EinsteinArtist(s)Philippe HalsmanArtist NationalityAmerican (North American)Object Creation Date1947Medium & Supportgelatin silver print on paperDimensions
20 in x 15 15/16 in (50.8 cm x 40.48 cm);32 3/16 in x 26 1/8 in (81.76 cm x 66.36 cm);19 15/16 in x 16 in (50.64 cm x 40.64 cm);18 3/4 in x 14 13/16 in (47.63 cm x 37.62 cm)Credit LineMuseum purchase made possible by the Jean Paul Slusser Memorial FundSubject matter
Halsman's name was on Einstein's list of artists and scientists to receive emergency visas during World War II, allowing the photographer to escape France. Halsman began visiting Einstein at Princeton in the years following. This particular image was taken in 1947, on his third visit. In this portrait, Einstein solemnly looks at the camera, his white hair combed back but still unruly. Halsman wrote that Einstein was discussing the ramifications of his work on the Manhattan project as this photograph was taken.Physical Description
This is a black and white bust portrait of Albert Einstein in his study at Princeton.Primary Object ClassificationPhotographCollection AreaPhotographyRights
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