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Lucien L. Aigner

Lucien L. Aigner, Hungarian writer, photographer. Recipient Leica award, 1936, Art Director's award, 1941, Good Citizen award Freedom Inc., 1958, National Endowment Arts, 1975, 77; named Chevalier French Order Arts and Letters, 1986. Member Professional Photographers American (life, master). Lodge: Rotary (former chairman International Student Exchange).


  • Aigner, Lucien L. was born on September 14, 1901 in Ersekujvar, Hungary. Came to the United States, 1939. Son of Adolf and Carola (Stern) Aigner.

  • Education

    • Student, Prague University, Czechoslovakia, 1920. Student, Friedrich-Wilhelm University, Berlin, 1922. Bachelor of Laws, University Budapest, Hungary, 1924.

      Postgraduate, Columbia University, 1942. Postgraduate, Winona School Photography, 1957.


    • Co-owner, editor ARAL Press, Paris. Director art Petit Journal. Writer, announcer, director production Voice of America, New York City, 1947-1953.

      Owner The Aigner Studios, Great Barrington, Massachusetts, from 1955. President emeritus Lucien Aigner Museum, Inc., from 1987, chairman advisory board.


    • Author: Are We to Disarm, 1931. Co-author illustrator autobiography Lucien Aigner, 1979, Aigner's Paris, 1982. Exhibited in one-man shows at International Museum Photography, Rochester, New York, 1973, International Center Photography, New York City, 1979, Musee Carnavalet, Paris, 1981-1982, Kunsthaus, Zurich, 1985, Musee de l'Elysee, Lausanne, 1986, Museum Modern Art, Stockholm, 1982, Nagase Photo Salon, Tokyo, 1982.

      Contributor articles to magazines, newspapers internationally.


    Denomination: United Church of Christ


    Member Professional Photographers American (life, master). Lodge: Rotary (former chairman International Student Exchange).



    Filmmaking, poetry, writing, drama.


    • Married Anne Lenard, November 19, 1932 (divorced 1953). Children: John, Steven, Anne-Marie Rowan, Katherine Collins. Married Mildred A. Allen, July 2, 1955.
    • father: Adolf Aigner
    • mother: Carola (Stern) Aigner
    • spouses: Anne Lenard
    • Mildred A. Allen
    • children: John Aigner
    • Steven Aigner
    • Anne-Marie Rowan Aigner
    • Katherine Collins Aigner
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    Born September 14, 1901
    Died March 29, 1999
    (aged 97)
    • 1920
      Prague University
    • 1922
      Friedrich-Wilhelm University
    • 1924
      University Budapest
    • 1942
      Columbia University
    • 1957
      Winona School Photography
    • 1947 - 1953
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