Eugene Atget | the artist




The artist Eugene Atget
Born 1857, Libourne, France.
Died Aug 1927

Style and technique of the artist: Photography,

Eugène Atget photographed the city of Paris and its environs obsessively for almost thirty years. He discovered a market for documentary photographs of Old Paris, which were bought by artists as source material for their canvases. But for Atget, the production of photographs about old French culture was also an occasion for making art.


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"His work is a simple revelation of the simplest aspects of his environment (…) the Atget prints are direct and emotionally clean records of a rare and subtle perception, and represent perhaps the earliest expression of true photographic art." – Ansel Adams
Sculpture at the Chateau St. Cloud’ and other works
Rue de la Montagne Ste. Genevieve


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