"To The One I Love The Best" 1955 BEMELMANS, Ludwig
8 3/4" x 5 7/8"
Episodes from the life of Lady Mendl (Elsie de Wolfe)
Inscribed: to John D. Schiff with all good wishes - Ludwig Bemelmans on FFEP
John D. Schiff, until his emigration Hans Schiff (born November 7, 1907 in Cologne; died September 17, 1976 in New York City) was a german-American photographer. After the seizure of power by the National Socialists, he was forced to give up his commercial profession. He worked as a freelance photographer for numerous Jewish institutions in Cologne. Shortly before the outbreak of the Second World War, he and his wife, the surgeon Trude Schiff-Löwenstein, managed to emigrate to London. In 1940 he moved to New York, where he worked as a freelance photographer with artists, art dealers and museums until his death. In addition to his own portraits of numerous public figures, he specialized in reproductions of works of art.