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ATGET, Eugène (1857 - 1927), Photographer

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online July 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199773787
ATGET, Eugène (1857 - 1927), Photographer

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French, 19th–20th century, male.

Born 12 February 1857, in Libourne, France; died 4 August 1927, in Paris.

Photographer. Landscapes, city scenes, genre scenes.

Orphaned by the age of five, Eugène Atget was raised by his maternal grandparents. Between 1878 and 1882 he attended the Conservatoire Nationale de Musique et de Déclaration while completing his compulsory military service. He began photographing by 1888, but it was not

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Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

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