THE PSYCHOLOGICAL PORTRAIT: Marcel Sternberger's Revelations in Photography

by Jacob Loewentheil
Introduction by Phillip Prodger, Head of Photographs, National Portrait Gallery, London
Hardcover, 210 pages, 8 1/4" x 10 1/4"
Skira Rizzoli, 2016

This definitive monograph is a textual and photographic overview of Marcel Sternberger’s remarkable career as a psychological portraitist. In addition to his extraordinary photographs there are descriptions of many of his interviews during portrait sessions with prominent persons including Albert Einstein, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Sigmund Freud, George Bernard Shaw, Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, Jawaharlal Nehru, and Indira Gandhi.

US$55 Standard Edition

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Deluxe Estate Edition: including a classic 8 x 10" photograph by Marcel Sternberger.

Includes a copy of The Psychological Portrait, signed and numbered by Jacob Loewentheil, and your choice of one of four 8 x 10" archival pigment photographs by Marcel Sternberger, printed 2016 with stamp of authenticity on the verso. Limited edition of 100.

US$165 Estate Edition

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Jacob Loewentheil, 2016

Jacob Loewentheil, 2016

Jacob Loewentheil is an archivist, author, rare bookseller, and photography dealer.  In his work as a purveyor of historical objects he has placed items with institutions such as the Library of Congress as well as in important private collections. His work as curator of The Marcel Sternberger Collection focuses on returning public attention to one of the great portrait photographers of the last century. He lives in Manhattan and graduated from Cornell University with a degree in psychology. His book, The Psychological Portrait: Marcel Sternberger’s Revelations in Photography, draws on his academic work and photographic research to explore the work of Marcel Sternberger through previously unpublished photographs and documents.  His personal interests include Beat era manuscripts and material as well as great photographs of every time period.

Jacob’s current work focuses on restoring to historical memory 19th century travel diaries from the British photographer Thomas Child as well as his photography taken while in China. He is presently analyzing documents, as well as related photographs that are among the earliest surviving visual accounts of the modern West encountering the Far East.