Frantisek Drtikol(Pribram, 1883 - Prague, 1961)
While it was exhibited in Paris, a number of young photographers who would become important artists in their own right had the opportunity to study and admire Drtikol’s work. The artist and photographer Man Ray seems to have been particularly moved by 'Cactus' as his own mythic work 'Noire et Blanche', created the following year in 1926, appears
to have been heavily influenced by the composition of Drtikol’s photograph.
Only one other print of this photograph is known - it is conserved in The Decoratif Museum of Prague.
"French Art Deco furniture, painting, sculpture and photography"