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CARTIER-BRESSON, Henri (1908 - 2004), Photographer, painter, draughtsman, filmmaker

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
CARTIER-BRESSON, Henri (1908 - 2004), Photographer, painter, draughtsman, filmmaker

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 1908, in Chanteloup; died 3 August 2004, in Isle-sur-la-Sorgue (Vaucluse).

Photographer, painter, draughtsman, filmmaker. Portraits, figures, landscapes.

Originally intending to be a painter, Henri Cartier-Bresson joined the art academy of André Lhote in 1926. His early paintings indicate an adherence to academic traditions with influence from Cubism and Surrealism, then burgeoning art movements. Sociable and gregarious by nature,

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