Nègre, Charles, 1820-1880

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Charles Negre was born on 9 May 1820 in Grasse, France. He was originally a painter and studied under Paul Delaroche. In 1844, like many of his contemporaries, Negre began experimenting with photography as an aid to his painting. He then began to photograph monuments, cathedrals, buildings, and landscapes, and eventually became known for his work in portraiture. Charles Negre died on 16 January 1880 in Grasse, France.

From the description of Charles Negre salt print and negative, circa 1851. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367866347

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creatorOf Negre, Charles, 1820-1880. Charles Negre salt print and negative, circa 1851. Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf Joachim Bonnemaison collection of panorama photographs. Getty Research Institute
creatorOf Nègre, Charles, 1820-1880. Artist file. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
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associatedWith Bonnemaison, Joachim 1943- person
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Paris (France)


Birth 1820

Death 1880




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