Death of Horacio Coppola
"The eyes of the 20th century", according to local press in his country.
Argentine photographer Horacio Coppola, of the 20th century Bauhaus movement, died Monday in his home town of Buenos Aires. He was 105.
As early as 1930, one of his works was featured on the cover of a Jorge Luis Borges book. He also produced “Art of Mesopotamia” for Les Cahiers d’Art from the Louvre art collection.
Born in Buenos Aires in 1906 to a family of wealthy immigrants, Horacio Coppola was raised in an environment rich with music, literature, and philosophy. In 1929, at 23, he founded the first cinema club of Buenos Aires. Coppola was first recognized for a photographic series about his hometown that would later illustrate the first edition of the work of Evaristo Carriego and his famous compatriot Jorge Luis Borges.
Rediscovered in the 1980’s, his work has since been regularly featured in books and exhibitions. He won the Fondo National de las Artes grand prize in 1985. In its Tuesday edition, the premiere Argentine news daily La Nación, bid farewell to no less than “the eyes of the 20th century”.
The complete article by Jean-François Nadeau is available on the French version of La Lettre.