Loretta Lux

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Loretta Lux
Born 1969
Dresden, East Germany
Nationality German
Education Academy of Visual Arts
Known for Photography

Loretta Lux (born 1969) was born in Dresden, East Germany and is a fine art photographer known for her surreal portraits of young children. She lives and works in Ireland.

Lux has received the Infinity Award for Art from the International Center of Photography. Her work is exhibited widely and held in public collections.

Life and work[edit]

Lux graduated from the Academy of Visual Arts in Munich in the 1990s, and debuted at the Yossi Milo gallery, New York in 2004.

Lux executes her compositions using a combination of photography, painting and digital manipulation. Her work usually features young children. She trained as a painter at Munich Academy of Art, and is influenced by painters such as Agnolo Bronzino, Diego Velázquez, Phillip Otto Runge.

Her work likes to show a child in a lost paradise. She alters the children's heads on photoshop to make it bigger to look like a doll. She also photoshops out the shadow in the photo. The colours she uses in her work are pastel colours, and her backgrounds are often painted by herself. She dresses the children up so that the gender of the child is unclear. She has had portfolios featured in fine art magazines.



  • 2004: Loretta Lux, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York City.
  • 2004: Loretta Lux, Torch Gallery, Amsterdam.
  • 2006: Loretta Lux, Hague Museum of Photography, The Hague.
  • 2006: Loretta Lux, Sixth Moscow Photobiennale, Manezh Central Exhibition Hall, Moscow.
  • 2006: Loretta Lux, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York City.
  • 2006: Fotomuseum Den Haag, The Netherlands. Solo exhibition.
  • 2007: Loretta Lux, Musée de l'Élysée, Lausanne, Switzerland.
  • 2008: Loretta Lux, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Monterrey, Mexico.
  • 2009: Loretta Lux, Kulturhuset, Stockholm.



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