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1820–1910), French photographer, and a central figure in the extraordinary expansion of photography in the mid‐19th century. An exact contemporary of Charles Nègre and Gustave Le ...

Sisley, Alfred

Sisley, Alfred (30 October 1839)   Reference library

Benezit Dictionary of British Graphic Artists and Illustrators

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Art & Architecture, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
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...Limited Company of Artists: Painters, Sculptors and Engravers (Société anonyme des artistes peintres, sculpteurs et graveurs) and deciding to hold an independent exhibition at their own expense. The premises they chose comprised a suite of vast rooms occupied by the photographer Nadar at 35, Boulevard des Capucines in Paris. The group exhibition opened there on 15 April 1875 and created a public scandal. It marked a crucial date in the history of modern art, as it was at this point that a hostile columnist—aiming the term at the painters of the new school as an...