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Record Type: Person
Atget, Eugène (French photographer, 1857-1927)

Note: Atget took up commercial photography in the late 1880s after a few failed attempts as a painter and an actor. He made a living primarily as a documentary photographer - using his camera to record the architecture of 'Old Paris' as well as France' popular culture. Although he focused primarily on photography's ability to be a neutral recording device, some of his photographs from this earlier period reveal a more artistic endeavor. By 1920, Atget's photography had turned almost entirely toward a more suggestive and innovative approach to the medium. It is these photographs, taken from 1920 until his death, whose ability to transform the ordinary' into art earned Atget a name with the Surrealists and a place in the history of photography after his death. French photographer.

Names:
Atget, Eugène (preferred,V,index,LC)
Eugène Atget (V,display)
Atget, Jean Eugène Auguste (V)
Atget, Jean Eugene Auguste (V)
Atget, Jean-Eugène (V)
Atget, Jean-Eugène-Auguste (V)
Atget, Jean-Eugene-Auguste (V)

Nationalities:
French (preferred)

Roles:
artist (preferred)
photographer

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Libourne (Gironde, Aquitaine, France) (inhabited place)
Died:  Paris (Ville de Paris department, Île-de-France, France) (inhabited place)

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Atget, Eugène (I)

Biographies:
(French photographer, 1857-1927) ..... [VP Preferred]
(French photographer, 1856-1927) ..... [AVERY]
(French, 1857-1927) ..... [JPGM]
(French photographer, 1857-1927) ..... [BHA]
(French photographer; born Libourne (France), 1857; died Paris (France), 1927) ..... [CCA]
(French photographer, 1856-1927) ..... [AVERY]
(artist, 1857-1927) ..... [GRL]
(French photographer, 1857-1927) ..... [Grove Art]

Sources and Contributors:
Atget, Eugène ........ [AVERY Preferred, CCA Preferred, GRL Preferred, Grove Art Preferred, VP Preferred]
............................  Avery Authority files (1963-)
............................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
............................  J. Paul Getty Museum, collections online (2000-)
............................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 79063196
............................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
Atget, Jean-Eugène ........ [CCA, GRL]
.......................................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
.......................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 79063196
Atget, Jean Eugène Auguste ........ [BHA Preferred, CCA]
....................................................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
Atget, Jean Eugene Auguste ........ [CCA]
....................................................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
Atget, Jean-Eugène-Auguste ........ [CCA, Grove Art]
........................................................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
........................................................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
Atget, Jean-Eugene-Auguste ........ [JPGM Preferred]
........................................................  Getty Museum, Authority file (2003-)
Eugène Atget ........ [CCA, VP]
..........................  J. Paul Getty Museum, collections online (2000-)

Subject: ........ [AVERY, BHA, CCA, GRL, Grove Art, JPGM, VP]
....................  Auer, Encyclopédie des Photographes (1985)
....................  Beaumont-Maillet, Laure. Atget Paris. Paris: Hazan, 1992.
....................  Borcoman, Eugène Atget (1984)
....................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
....................  Eastman House Database [online] (n.d.)
....................  Eugène Atget: Rheinisches Landesmuseum Bonn (1978)
....................  Gernsheim, History of Photography from the Camera Obscura (1969)
....................  Getty Museum, Authority file (2003-)
....................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
....................  Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) accessed 29 July 2002
....................  J. Paul Getty Museum, collections online (2000-)
....................  LCR
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.)
....................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
....................  Naylor, Contemporary Photographers (1988)
....................  Newhall, History of Photography (1982)
....................  Szarkowski, Photographer's Eye (1966)
 
Note:
English .......... [AVERY, CCA, VP]
.......... Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) accessed 29 July 2002
.......... LCR
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