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Peter Knapp : He loves Women!
Peter Knapp
He loves Women!
Gabriel Bauret, February 11, 2008
Peter Knapp
Peter Knapp
 
Peter Knapp was born in 1931 in Bäretswil, Switzerland. He took his first photographs in 1945, and in 1947 he enrolled at an art school in Zurich where he trained as a graphic designer. He also began to paint, and in 1952 went to Paris to study at the École des Beaux-Arts. He was noted for his skills as a page designer and his taste for typography, and was given a job at the Galeries Lafayette department store, where he soon became art director in charge of window-dressing and advertising.

Peter Knapp_Rita, 1962
Peter Knapp_Rita, 1962
 
Following this Hélène Lazareff took him on to design the layout of a magazine she had just taken over, Le Nouveau Femina. This marked the beginning of an intense period of collaboration which was to continue at the magazine Elle which Lazareff had launched after the war, and for which Knapp was to work from 1959. His name is closely associated with Elle ; though he left the magazine in 1966, he returned in 1974 as its art director,

Peter Knapp
Peter Knapp
 
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