Born in Vienna in 1895, George Bunzl served in both World Wars, taking up photography in the last 30 years of his life. He participated in many exhibitions at home and abroad, and gave a number of one-man shows. He was elected an Associate of the Royal Photographic Society in 1952 and a Fellow in 1956.
Bunzl had a passionate love for nature and for the mountains of Austria and Switzerland, where he spent much free time walking, climbing and ski-ing and his early work consisted of Alpine landscapes and snow scenes. His later works were taken in various countries of Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Africa, and North, Central, and South America. Many of his photographs made in Mexico, Guatemala, Ecuador, and Peru are included in his book THE FACE OF THE SUN KINGDOMS (1966).
Michael Hoppen Gallery is delighted to be showing a selection of Bunzl's unique vintage Alphine photographs from the 1930's, at Art Genève 2022. This rare and important collection will be on display at stand B47, at Palexpo in Geneva, from 3rd-6th March, 2022.