Edward Quinn, Photographer

The Edward Quinn Archive


Pablo Picasso. Photographed by Edward Quinn in Vallauris, Mougins, Arles, Antibes, Cannes, Golfe-Juan, Nice, Vauvenargues. © edwardquinn.com
Arts Photo Gallery: Pablo Picasso, Georg Baselitz, Francis Bacon, Le Corbusier, Joan Mirò, Alfred Hitchcock, David Hockney, Jean Cocteau, Salvador Dalí and many others...


Miscellaneous Photo Gallery: Grand Prix de Monaco, Rallye Monte Carlo, Concours d'Elégance, Superyachts, Gypsies, Dublin, Dogs and Fashion, Cars of the '50s and more...

We will soon launch our new comprehensive website.

Current Exhibitions

Von Picasso bis Hockney
Edward Quinn, Künstlerfotograf
Picasso to Hockney
Edward Quinn, Photographer of Artists

Stadtturm Gmünd,
6.6.2020 - 11.10.2020
Künstlerstadt Gmünd, Kärnten/A

Recent Books

Mein Freund Picasso
published by Wienand, Köln 2018

SansClichéQuinn (1)
Picasso sans cliché
published by Hazan, Paris 2017

Celebrity Pets Cover ©edwardquinn.com
Celebrity Pets
published by teNeues 2014


Stars and Cars of the ’50s

Hollywood actress Audrey Hepburn pictured by Edward Quinn on the French Riviera. © edwardquinn.com
Meeting Audrey Hepburn

Italian movie star Sophia Loren, Cannes 3.4.1954, pictured by Edward Quinn, © edwardquinn.com
Meeting Sophia Loren

Brigitte Bardot during filming of “Manina, la fille sans voiles” (first photos of Bardot by Edward Quinn). Villefranche harbour 1952, © edwardquinn.com
Meeting Brigitte Bardot

Francis Bacon, Irish-born painter in his studio, 7 Reece Mews, London S.W. 7, London 1979. Photo Edward Quinn, © edwardquinn.com
Meeting Francis Bacon


Aristotle Onassis, Greek shipping magnate at his office at Olympic Maritime in Monte Carlo 1955. Photo Edward Quinn, © edwardquinn.com
Celebrities Photo Gallery: Aristotle Onassis, Winston Churchill, John F. Kennedy, Prince Rainier, Gianni Agnelli, Aga Khan, Duke of Windsor, Gunter Sachs and many others...


Grace Kelly, Cannes Film Festival 1955. Pictures taken by Edward Quinn on the French Riviera. © edwardquinn.com Stars Photo Gallery: Brigitte Bardot, Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, Sophia Loren, Cary Grant, Steve McQueen, Alain Delon, Marlon Brando, Romy Schneider and many others...

During the “Golden Fifties” the Côte d’Azur was the playground of celebrities from the
world of show biz, art and business.
Edward Quinn lived and worked there as
photographer. The rich and the famous came to the Côte d’Azur, the French Riviera, to
congregate and relax. But the movie stars knew how much their off-screen image
counted and Quinn more than anyone else was at the right place at the right time being
able to get spontaneous and enchanting images. They catch the unique charm,
sophistication and chic of a legendary era. His nephew Wolfgang Frei and his wife Ursula
are taking care of the extensive portfolio.
The Edward Quinn Archive contains more than 150'000 photos from the 1950s up to
the 1970s. The most important part of the archive is about 10'000 photos of Picasso.

Photos for media, collectors and exhibitions
Only a limited selection of the ca. 150'000 photos is published on our website.
About 25'000 pictures are already digitized and we are continuing the scanning. Please get
in touch so we can advise you on what we have and how to make the best use of it.
We are happy to identify the photos that best match your specific needs. 

High res scans for media, advertising, books, catalogues etc.

Modern and Estate prints
Exhibition quality, baryta-based silver gelatin paper, stamped, signed and approved
by his late wife Gret Quinn or Wolfgang Frei, nephew of Edward Quinn.

Vintage prints on request


Open our e-brochure here
(Order printed version: archive@edwardquinn.com)

More books:

Stars and Cars of the '50s by Edward Quinn, edited by Wolfgang Frei and Gret Quinn. Cover photo Grace Kelly. Published by teNeues © edwardquinn.com. ______ _______________Riviera Cocktail, book by Edward Quinn, published by teNeues.  © edwardquinn.com.

All books

Photos on this page
Title: Kim Novak and Cary Grant, Cannes 1959
Brigitte Bardot, Nice 1955
Pablo Picasso, Villa “La Californie”, Cannes 1961
Aristotle Onassis at his office "Olympic Maritime", Monte Carlo 1955.
Miscellaneous: Stirling Moss, Mercedes-Benz W 196.
Grand Prix de Monaco 1955
Small photos:
Sophia Loren, Carlton Hotel Cannes 1955
Brigitte Bardot. Coco Beach. Nice 1955
Francis Bacon at his house (7, Reece Mews, London S.W. 7) 1979

Photographer Edward Quinn at  work with his Rollei and Leica cameras.
Edward Quinn (1920-1997)

The Edward Quinn Archive presents:

Brigitte Bardot/Warren Beatty/Ingrid Bergman/Marlon Brando/Yul Brynner/Richard Burton/Claudia Cardinale/Charlie Chaplin/Gary Cooper/Doris Day/Alain Delon/Catherine Deneuve/Marlene Dietrich/Kirk Douglas/Fernandel/Mel Ferrer/Errol Flynn/ Henry Fonda/Jane Fonda/Clark Gable/Jean Gabin/Zsa Zsa Gabor/Greta Garbo/Ava Gardner/Judy Garland/Cary Grant/Susan Hayward/Rita Hayworth/Audrey Hepburn/ William Holden/Rock Hudson/Curd Jürgens/Danny Kaye/Grace Kelly/Burt Lancaster/ Vivien Leigh/Gina Lollobrigida/Sophia Loren/Silvana Mangano/Jayne Mansfield/Jean Marais/Dean Martin/Giulietta Masina/Marcello Mastroianni/Steve McQueen/Robert Mitchum/Jeanne Moreau/Michele Morgan/David Niven/Kim Novak/Laurence Olivier/ Irene Papas/Gregory Peck/Anthony Perkins/Will Quadflieg/Anthony Quinn/Edward G. Robinson/Ginger Rogers/Jane Russell/Romy Schneider/Jean Seberg/Simone Signoret/Frank Sinatra/James Stewart/Elizabeth Taylor/Spencer Tracy/Peter Ustinov/ Raf Vallone/John Wayne/Orson Welles/Natalie Wood

Konrad Adenauer/Gianni Agnelli/Akihito, later Emperor of Japan/Albert, Prince of Monaco/Baudouin, King of Belgium/Karlheinz Bohm/Caroline, Princess of Monaco/ Winston Churchill/Jacques-Yves Cousteau/Bao Dai, Emperor of Vietnam/Louis Miguel Dominguin/Anthony Eden/Prince Philip,Duke of Edinburgh/Elizabeth, Princess of England/Ludwig Erhard/Farouk, ex King of Egypt/Jacques Fath/Charles de Gaulle/ Grace, Princess of Monaco/Nubar Gulbenkian/Otto von Habsburg/Maharanee of Heiderabad/Hussein, King of Jordania/Juliana, Queen of the Netherlands/Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler/Christine Keeler/John F. Kennedy/Prince Aga Khan/Prince Aly Khan/Begum Aga Khan/Prince Karim Aga Khan /Aime Maeght/Elsa Maxwell/Francois Mitterrand/Stavros Niarchos/Aristotle Onassis/Tina Onassis/Abbe Pierre/Carlo Ponti/ Rainier, Prince of Monaco/Sugar Ray Robinson/Porfirio Rubirosa/Gunter Sachs/Haile Selassie, Emperor of Ethiopia/Reza Pahlavj, Shah of Persia/Soraya, Princess of Persia/Stephanie, Princess of Monaco/Baron Heinrich Thyssen/Umberto, ex King of Italy/Duke of Windsor

Louis Aragon/Francis Bacon/Georg Baselitz/Gilbert Becaud/Anthony Burgess/ Alexander Calder/Pablo Casals/Claude Chabrol/Marc Chagall/Maurice Chevalier/ Rene Clair/Georges-Henri Clouzot/Jean Cocteau/Colette/Le Corbusier/Salvador Dali/Miles Davis/Jean Dubuffet/T.S. Eliot/Max Ernst/Federico Fellini/Ella Fitzgerald/Alberto Giacometti/Francoise Gilot/Dizzy Gillespie/Juliette Greco/Jean-Luc Godard/Graham Greene/Hans Hartung/Francoise Hardy/Alfred Hitchcock/David Hockney/John Huston/Aldous Huxley/Mick Jagger/Alex Korda/Alberto Magnelli/Andre Malraux/Henri Matisse/W Somerset Maugham/Andre Maurois/Joan Miro/Yves Montand/Raymond Moretti/Max Ophuls/Marcel Pagnol/Manuel Pallares/Edith Piaf/Pablo Picasso/ Picasso’s children/Jacqueline Picasso/Otto Preminger/Jacques Prevert/Roberto Rossellini/Jaime Sabertes/Francoise Sagan/Georges Simenon/Graham Sutherland/ Dorothea Tanning/Francois Truffaut/Roger Vadim/Andre Verdet/Xavier Vilato/Luchino Visconti/Andy Warhol

Beauty Queens/Berlin/Boats/Bullfight/Carnival Nice/Cars of the ‘50s/Cars and Fashion/Cats/Fashion Show/Flood desaster Fréjus 1959/Forest fires/Gala Nights/ Gypsies/Herdsmen and Camargue horses/Monaco Grand Prix/Harbours/Ireland/James Joyce’s Dublin/Petanque/Photographers/Pin-ups/Riviera places: Antibes, Beaulieu, Cagnes s/Mer, Cannes, La Colle-sur-Loup, Digne, Eze, Golfe-Juan, Grasse, Juan-les-Pins, La Turbie, Martigues, Menton, Monaco, Nice/Nizza, Promenade des Anglais, Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, Saint-Tropez, Saintes-Marie-de-la-Mer, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Saint-Paul de Vence, Vallauris, Villefranche/Rallye Monte Carlo/Racing Drivers: Alberto Ascari, Prince Bira of Siam, Joakim Bonnier, Jack Brabham, Tony Brooks, Colin Chapman, Louis Chiron, Jim Clark, Patrick Depailler, Juan Manuel Fangio, Toulo de Graffenried, Mike Hawthorn, Graham Hill, Phil Hill, James Hunt, Innes Ireland, Jacques Lafitte, Niki Lauda, Jochen Mass, Bruce McLaren, Stirling Moss, Lance Reventlow, Baron von Trips, Luigi Villoresi, John Watson/Starlets/Tanger/Yachts/Zurich 1954