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date: 05 December 2019

Atget, Eugènelocked

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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 ...

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