(1787—1851) French physicist, painter, and inventor of the first practical photographic process
(b Cormeilles-en-Parisis, 18 Nov. 1787; d Bry-sur-Marne, 10 July 1851).
French artist and inventor. He invented the diorama (1822) and the daguerreotype, the first practicable photographic process (made public in 1839).
Subjects: Art & Architecture