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Fred Lyon

(1924–2022)

We are saddened over the passing of Fred Lyon. Known as the “Brassaï of San Francisco,” he was also one of America’s greatest postwar photographers. Lyon relentlessly shot his hometown and its inhabitants over seven decades, and his luminous black and white images combined a European sensibility with an irresistible West Coast optimism. A charming, engaging, and modest man, we had the privilege of working with Lyon on San Francisco. Portrait of a City, and two of his prints were part of a special San Francisco. Portrait of a City Art Edition. The time we spent with this unique and talented man will be treasured.
Fred Lyon and his wife Penny Rozis, San Francisco, 2022.
Fred Lyon and his wife Penny Rozis, San Francisco, 2022.