Mrs. Peggy Guggenheim, the famous art collector, socialite and bohemian, photographed by David ‘Chim’ Seymour at her palace on the Grand Canal, Venice, Italy, 1950. Chim’s career spanned genres and styles. His humanistic approach, which yielded important work documenting conflicts and their aftermath, was complementary to his low key personality, which quickly led him to become the favored photographer of many celebrities. Seymour’s biographer, Carole Naggar, wrote of his portraiture work: “His unobtrusive manner and sense of humour, his ability to listen, helped in the creation of portraits that went beyond the usual ‘glamour shots’, conveying an air of relaxed intimacy.”

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