Anatole Saderman

(Russia, 1904 – Argentina, 1993)

Born in Moscow, he studied in Berlin Slavic philology, art history and drawing. In 1926 he settled in Montevideo, where he met Nicolás Yarovoff, a Russian photographer who became his teacher. A few years later he was reunited with his family in Asunción where he opened his first studio: Foto Electra. In 1932 he settled permanently in Buenos Aires. In 1934 he opened his studio on Callao street. That same year he illustrated "Wonders of our indigenous plants" and held his first solo exhibition at Amigos del Arte. He linked up with local artists and intellectuals and affirmed his orientation towards portraiture. He was a founding member of the Asociación de Fotógrafos Profesionales, the Foto Club Argentino and the Foto Club Buenos Aires. In the 1950s he participated in La Carpeta de los Diez. He received the honorary merit diploma in photography from the Konex Foundation. His work is represented in the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires and MALBA Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, among other collections.