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Fred Fehl, Born Vienna January 21, 1906, Died October 4, 1995 

Fred Fehl was born and raised in Vienna , and came to New York in 1939. The first person in America to make a career of performance photography, for over forty years he covered Broadway as well as dance, opera, and music. He was the permanent photographer of the American Ballet Theater, the New York City Opera, and the New York City Ballet. His pictures have appeared in the New York Times, major national magazines, and in hundreds of books on theater, dance, and music.

 Fehl took photographs of over 1,000 Broadway plays.  Included are photographs of  Shirley Booth, Jose Ferrer, Judith Anderson, Maurice Evans, Lili Palmer, Melvyn Douglas, Louis Calhern, Celeste Holm, Helen Hayes, Henry Fonda, Claude Rains, Beatrice Lillie, Rex Harrison, Ethyl Merman, Charles Boyer, John Garfield, Ezio Pinza, Mary Martin, Arlene Francis, Eddie Cantor, Gwen Verdon, and Marlon Brando.

 In addition to the American Ballet Theater and the New York City Ballet, Fred Fehl photographed the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, The Joffrey Company, Martha Graham, and  the Alvin Ailey Company. His numerous dance photographs include Martha Graham, Vera Zorina, Andre Eglevsky, Rudolph Nureyev, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Suzanne Farrell, Peter Martins, Heather Watts, Darci Kistler, Barbara Fisher, Kyra Nichols, Alicia Markova, Erik Bruhn, Carla Fracci, Natalia Makarova, Judith Jamison, Violette Verdy, Allegra Kent, Patricia McBride, Jose Limon, Margot Fonteyn, Agnes DeMille, Anton Dolin, Alexandra Danilova, Maria Tallchief, Lupe Serrano, Tanaquil LeClerq, Jillana, Diana Adams, Rosella Hightower, Gelsey Kirkland, Cynthia Gregory, Karin Von Aroldingen, Kay Mazzo, Fernando Bujones, Jacques D’Amboise, Edward Villela,   Alicia Alonso, and many others..   

 Fehl’s opera photographs include the New York City Opera, the San Carlo Opera, Alexander, Igor Kipnis, Margaret Severn, Roberta Peters, Norman Treigle, Judith Raskin, Joan Sutherland, and Beverly Sills.   

He photographed the New York Philharmonic Concerts at Lewissohn Stadium.  His photographs of conductors and musicians includes Eugene Ormandy, Dmitri Mitropolous, John Browning, Andre Watts, Alesander Brailowsky, Eugene List, Lorin Maazel, Andre Kostelanez, Igor Markevitch, Lukas Foss, Bruno Walter, Arturo Toscanini, Julius Rudel, and Leopold Stokowski.



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