Edith Tudor Hart

Visual Artist

1908 – 1973

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Who was Edith Tudor Hart?

Edith Tudor-Hart was an Austrian-British photographer, communist-sympathiser and spy for the Soviet Union. Some of her work is in the National Gallery in London. Brought up in a family of socialists, she trained in photography at Walter Gropius's Bauhaus in Dessau, and carried her political ideals through her art. Through her connections with Arnold Deutsch, Tudor-Hart was instrumental in the recruiting of the Cambridge Spy ring which damaged British intelligence from World War II until their discovery in the late 1960s. She recommended Litzi Friedmann and Kim Philby for recruitment by the KGB and acted as an intermediary for Anthony Blunt and Bob Stewart when the rezidentura at the Soviet Embassy in London suspended its operations in February 1940.

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Born
Aug 28, 1908
Bournemouth
Also known as
  • Edith Suschitzky
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Nationality
  • Austria
  • United Kingdom
Profession
Education
  • Bauhaus
Died
May 12, 1973

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on July 23, 2013

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