Robinson, Henry Peach
English, 19th century, male.
Born 9 July 1830, in Ludlow (England); died 21 February 1901, in Tunbridge Wells (England).
Photographer, painter. Genre scenes, portraits.
Trained as a printer and bookseller, Henry Peach Robinson was a self-taught artist. In his youth, he painted and sketched and in the early 1850s taught himself photography. The first secretary of the Photographic Society in London, Dr. Hugh Welch Diamond, encountered some of Robinson’s photographs and, convinced of his talent, encouraged him to pursue a career in photography. Before long, Robinson joined the prestigious Photographic Exchange Club, whose roster of members included Diamond, Roger Fenton and Francis Bedford....