Rare Photographic Portrait of Albert Einstein; Signed by Prominent Portrait Photographer Clara Estelle Sipprell

  • Albert Einstein Signed Clara Estelle Sipprell Photograph.

Albert Einstein Signed Clara Estelle Sipprell Photograph.


Item Number: 88165


Photographic portrait of Albert Einstein by award-winning portrait photographer Clara Estelle Sipprell. Signed by the photographer below the photograph, “Clara E. Sipprell.” In near fine condition. Matted and framed; the entire piece measures 15.5 inches by 12.5 inches. An iconic photograph of Einstein, rare and desirable signed by one of the leading portrait photographers of the 20th century.

Best known for her work as a portrait photographer during the pictorialist movement in the early 20th century, Claire Estelle Sipprell received numerous awards for her iconic portraits in her trademark soft-focus, almost painterly style. Sipprell photographed many of the most prominent figures in the arts and government including King Gustav of Sweden, Albert Einstein, Robert Frost, Edwin Markham, and Pearl Buck. Albert Einstein developed the general theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics (alongside quantum mechanics). Einstein's work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science. Einstein is best known in popular culture for his mass–energy equivalence formula E = mc2 (which has been dubbed "the world's most famous equation"). He received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics for his "services to theoretical physics", in particular his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect, a pivotal step in the evolution of quantum theory (David Bodanis).

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