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Lucien Clergue
 
 
Lucien Clergue (born August 14, 1934) is a French photographer.
Clergue was born in Arles. From the age of 7, Lucien Clergue learnt to play the violin. Several years later, his teacher revealed to him that he had nothing more to teach him. From a family of shopkeepers, he could not pursue further studies in a conservatory. In 1949, he learns the rudiments of photography. Four years later, at a corrida in Arles, he showed his photos to Pablo Picasso, who though subdued demanded to see others. Within a year and a half, young Clergue worked with the goal of sending photos to Picasso. During this period he worked on his series of photographs of traveling entertainers, acrobats and harlequins, the « Saltimbanques ». He also worked meanwhile on a series whose subject is carrion.
On 4 November 1955, Lucien Clergue visited Picasso in Cannes. Their friendship lasted near 30 years, until the death of the Master. The book, Picasso my friend retraces the important moments of their relation.
Clergue has taken many photographs of the gypsies of southern France, and he was instrumental in propelling the guitarist Manitas de Plata to fame.
In 1968 he founded, along with his friend Michel Tournier the Rencontres d’Arles photography festival which is held in Arles in July.
Clergue has illustrated books, among these a book by writer Yves Navarre.

In 2007, the city of Arles honored Lucien Clergue and dedicated a retrospective collection of 360 of his photographs dating from 1953 to 2007. He also received the 2007 Lucie Award.
He is named knight of the Légion d'honneur in 2003 and elected member of the Academy of Fine Arts of the Institute of France on the 31 May 2006, on the creation of a new section consecrated to photography. Clergue is the first photographer to enter the Academy to a seat devoted to photography.

 
 
 


Gypsy boys

1960-1969


 


Bullfights, Arles

1979


 


Nu zébré 1997
 


Pablo Picasso-LA Californie, Cannes


 


Sol y Ombra II 1989




Nu ornithologiaque, Arles/Louvre


Nu Zébré, New York 1998


 


Jean Cocteau et le Sphinx, dans « Le Testament d’Orphée », les Baux de Provence 1959
 


Les montreurs de singes, rue Genive, Arles 1953

 


El Cardobès après le descabello, Nîmes 1965

 


Trio de Saltimbanques in Arles 1955

 


Nude

 


Nu Zébré, New York, 1997




Nu de la rivière aux poissons, Bessèges
 



Fontaines du Grand Palais, Paris 1963

 


The Giants 1978
 


Harlequin, Arles 1955
 


Nude Zebra, New York 1998

 


Picasso on the Beach, Cannes 1965

 


Nu sur les rochers, Bretagne

2001

 


El Cordobes



 


Picasso in Frejus



 




 




 


Gitans-Stes. Maries

 


"Nu Aux Etoiles" - Port Lobos

 


Genese

 


Genese

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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