b. 1903-1975, Hamburg, Germany.


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Ballet Students, Berlin
Ballet Students, Berlin

1966 vintage gelatin silver print 9 3/16 x 10 3/4 in (23.3 x 27.3 cm)

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Anna Magnani IV, Rome
Anna Magnani IV, Rome

1950 vintage gelatin silver print 11 1/2 x 8 3/8 in (29.2 x 21.3 cm)

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Doll Lying Down, Baltic
Doll Lying Down, Baltic

1934 vintage gelatin silver print 7 1/2 x 11 3/8 in (19.1 x 28.9 cm)

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Alexander in the Woods, Herrsching
Alexander in the Woods, Herrsching

1956 vintage gelatin silver print 9 x 11 1/4 in (22.9 x 28.6 cm)

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Herbert List integrated his classical education and his own lyrical sensibility with the influences of Surrealism and New Objectivity. Influenced by the paintings of Giorgio de Chirico, List began his own project “Fotografia Metafisica” in 1936 soon after he fled Germany. His images of young men and classical antiquity in Greece and Italy from this period have become iconic. At the urging of Robert Capa, he became a contributor to the photography cooperative Magnum through the 1950s. List’s works have been included in a number of important recent group exhibitions; The Encyclopedic Palace, 55th Venice Biennale (2013) and the 8th Gwangju Biennale, 10,000 Lives (2010) both organized by Massimiliano Gioni, as well as Tate Liverpool’s The Uncanny (2004) curated by Mike Kelley. 




































































Panopticum, curated by Kevin Moore, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, NY (group)

Veiled: The Elusive Oeuvre of Herbert List – Stephen Daiter Gallery, Chicago, 
Illinois, USA
Italian Diary: Herbert List – Fahy/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles, California, USA


Retrospektive: Fotografien Herbert List 1930-1966 – Museum Sankt Ingbert, 
Ingbert, Germany
Die Retrospektive: Herbert List – Museum im Kulturspeicher Wurzburg, Wurzburg,


Herbert List - Fotomuseum im Munchner Stadtmuseum, Munich, Germany; Hôtel de Sully, Paris, France; Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Köln, Germany; 
Fundacio “La Caixa”, Barcelona, Spain; Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany; Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, USA; Museo Alinari, Florence, Italy; Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal, Montréal, Canada


Biblioteca Nazionale, Turin, Italy; Robert Miller Gallery, New York, USA; Musee de l’Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland; Italienisches Kultur-Institute, Köln, Germany


Fotomuseum im Munchner Stadtmuseum, München, Germany; Palazzo Bagatti-Valsecchi, Milano, Italy; Goethe-Institute, Roma and Napoli, Italy; Palazzo Rucelai, Firenze, Italy; Galleria Costa, Genoa, Italy; Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, USA; Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica, USA; Galleria Photology, Milano, Italy


Romisch-Germanisches Museum, Köln, Germany


Glyptothek, München, Germany; Musée National des Monuments Francais, Paris, France; PPS Galerie, Hamburg, Germany; Goethe Institute, Athens, Greece


Galerie Zur Stockeregg, Zürich, Switzerland


Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles, USA


Photographic Museum, Helsinki, Finland


Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, USA


Junge Maenner - PPS Galerie, Hamburg, Germany; Fotografie Forum, Frankfurt, Germany


Pace MacGill Gallery, New York, USA; Olympus Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands; Palazzo Odeschalchi, Roma, Italy


Chicago Public Library, Chicago, IL


Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France; Galleria Rondini, Roma, Italy


Galerie Octant, Paris, France


International Center of Photography, New York, USA; Photographers’ Gallery, London, UK; Galleria Il Diaframma, Milano, Italy; Palazzo Odeschalchi, Roma, Italy


CCD Galerie, Düsseldorf, Germany


Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany; Kunsthaus, Zürich, Switzerland


Die Neue Sammlung, München, Germany; Museum fur Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany; Kunsthalle, Nuremburg, Germany


Galleria del Óbelisco, Roma, Italy 


Galerie Karl Buchholz, Berlin, Germany


Parnassos Galerie, Athens, Greece


Galerie du Chasseur d’Images, Paris, France



List, Herbert. Canti dall'Africa: fotografie di Herbert List. Florence, Italy: ArtificioSkira, 2005


Herbert List: Die Monographie. München, Germany: Schirmer & Mosel, 2000.

(Herbert List: Eloges du Beau). Paris, France; Le Seuil, 2000.


Memento 1945: Münchner Ruinen, München, Germany: Schirmer & Mosel, 1995.


List, Herbert, Max Scheler, and Luigi Malerba. Herbert List: Diario Italiano. Milano: Alinari, 1995.


List, Herbert, Max Scheler, and Hugo Von Hofmannsthal. Hellas. Munich: Schirmer Art, 1993.


List, Herbert, and Stephen Spender. Söhne Des Lichts. Hamburg: Hoffmann U. Campe, 1988.


List, Herbert. Herbert List. München: Christian Verlag, 1985.


Herbert List: Photographs 1930-1970, New York: Rizzoli, 1981.


Metken, Günter, Herbert List, and Stephen Spender. (Herbert List: Photographs, 1930-1970). London: Thames and Hudson, 1981.


Herbert List Portraits: Kunst Und Geist Um Die Jahrhundertmitte. Hamburg: Hoffmann & Campe, 1977.


Mayer, Martin, and Herbert List. Bronzeplastiken Und Zeichnungen. München: Thiemig, 1972.


Fagg, William Buller. Bildwerke Aus Nigeria. München: Prestel-Verlag, 1963. 
(Nigerian Images), London: Lund Humphries Publishers, 1963.


List, Herbert, Vittorio De Sica, and Gottfried Zum Winkel. Napoli: Bild: Herbert List, Text: Vittorio De Sica, Aus Dem Italienischen Von Gottfried Zum Winkel. Gütersloh: Sigbert Mohn Verlag, 1962.


List, Herbert. Caribia; Ein Photographisches Skizzenbuch Von Den Caribischen Inseln. Hamburg: Rowohlt, 1958.


List, Herbert, and Hans Mollier. Rom. München: Hanns Reich Verlag, 1955.


List, Herbert. Licht Über Hellas; Eine Symphonie in Bildern. München: G.D.W. Callwey, 1953.


2010 - present

2010 - present