Estate of Herbert Matter

Reticent but much respected, the Swiss-born New York photographer Herbert Matter (1907-1984) was the rare figure who bridged the commercial arts and fine arts. His wife, Mercedes Matter (1913–2001), the painter, muse and New York School maven was born into the art world. Her mother was Mercedes de Cordoba, who modeled for Edward Steichen and other members of the Photo-Secession; her father was the early American modernist painter Arthur B. Carles. Herbert Matter's solo exhibition at Higher Pictures, Mercedes 1940, was held in 2013.