French photographer and photographic printer. Bonfils is best known for his photographs of the Mediterranean and Middle East, particularly his five-volume Souvenirs d’Orient: Egypte. Palestine. Syrie. Grèce (1878). Prior to opening a studio briefly in Alès in 1865, he was apprenticed to Abel Niépce de St Victor (180570). Having travelled to Lebanon in ...
Israeli, 20th – 21st century, male.
A theorist and art and philosophy critic, he is also an editor and artist.
He takes part in group exhibitions, notably Implicit Connections in 1997 at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris.
English photographer. He is noted for his studies of the Middle East and for establishing the largest photographic publishing firm in the 19th century. He was born into a Quaker family and spent five unrewarding years apprenticed to a cutler in Sheffield, suffering a nervous breakdown in ...
S. J. Vernoit
(b Mostaganem, March 14, 1930; d Mostaganem, 1991).
Algerian painter. A self-taught artist, he worked in France initially as a printer but later came to occupy a central position in the development of modern Algerian painting. He developed an abstract style of painting in the artistic milieu of Paris, exhibiting work at the Jeune Peintre exhibition in Paris in ...
German dealer and publisher, active in the USA. Israel Ber Neumann, known as J. B. Neumann, opened his first print gallery in Berlin in 1911, exhibiting work by
Family of Jewish printers, active in Italy, Turkey and Egypt. They originated in Germany but emigrated to Lombardy and settled in Soncino near Crema in 1454, taking the name of the town as their patronymic. Their first printing press was set up in Soncino by ...
Armenian, 20th century, male.
Born in Armenia.
Puzant Topalian was an artist of the Armenian diaspora who contributed to the Beirut-based journal The Altar ( Pakin). He exhibited with the Salon des Artistes Libres Arméniens in Paris in 1945.