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ID: 500115463
 
Record Type: Person
Clergue, Lucien (French photographer, born 1934)

Note: Clergue had his first public exhibition in 1954, and in 1956, be began his "Nudes of the Sea" series, for which he became famous. They represent a novel approach to photographing the body, focusing on abstract patterns of skin and water, and how light and shade plays across the surface. He worked with Paul Elaurd, Pablo Picasso, and Jean Cocteau on several projects during the 1960s. In 1980, he was named "Knight of National Order of Merit" in France.

Names:
Clergue, Lucien (preferred,V,index,LC)
Lucien Clergue (V,display)

Nationalities:
French (preferred)

Roles:
artist (preferred)
photographer

Gender: male

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
collaborated with ....  Cocteau, Jean  
................................  (French writer, filmmaker, and draftsman, 1889-1963) [500003025]
collaborated with ....  Picasso, Pablo  
................................  (Spanish painter, sculptor, and printmaker, 1881-1973) [500009666]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Clergue, Lucien (I)

Biographies:
(French photographer, born 1934) ..... [BHA Preferred]
(French photographer, born 1934) ..... [VP]
(artist) ..... [GRL]
(French photographer) ..... [Grove Art]

Sources and Contributors:
Clergue, Lucien ........ [BHA Preferred, GRL Preferred, Grove Art Preferred, VP Preferred]
................................  20th-Century Photography (1996) 112
................................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
................................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 50028636
Lucien Clergue ........ [GRL, VP]
..............................  20th-Century Photography (1996) 112
..............................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules

Subject: ........ [BHA, GRL, Grove Art, VP]
....................  20th-Century Photography (1996) 112
....................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
....................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.)
....................  Parry, Photography Index (1979)
....................  Who's Who in France (1955-)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
.......... 20th-Century Photography (1996) 112
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