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Robert Doisneau
 

(b Gentilly, Val-de-Marne, 14 April 1912; d Paris, 1 April 1994).

French photographer. He attended the Ecole Estienne in Paris (1926–9), where he studied engraving, and after leaving the school he had various jobs designing engraved labels and other items. He found his training of little use, however, and soon began to experiment with photography, teaching himself the techniques. In 1931 he worked as an assistant to the photographer Andre Vigneau. The following year Doisneau’s series of photographs of a flea market in Paris was published in the periodical Excelsior. His early photographs have many of the features of his mature works: for example the seeming unawareness of the camera shown by the people in Sunday Painter (1932; ) and the comic subject both add to the photograph’s charm, a quality Doisneau valued greatly. In 1934 he obtained a job as an industrial photographer at the Renault factory in Billancourt, Paris, where he was required to take photographs of the factory interior and its machines as well as advertising shots of the finished cars. In the summer of 1939 he was dismissed for being repeatedly late and then worked briefly for the Rapho photographic agency in Paris, producing more photographs of the capital.

 
 
 

Three Children in the Park, 1971


The Bouquet of Daffodils
1950


The Fallen Horse
Paris, 1942


Bistro at Arcueil
1945


Sunday morning in Arcueil
1945



Down to the Factory
1946


Down to the Factory
1946



Sidelong glance
1948


Kiss by the Hotel de Ville
1950


L'Accordeoniste, rue Mouffetard
Paris, 1951


Square du Vert-Galant
1950


The Fortune Teller
1951


Hell
1952


Coco
Paris, 1952



Picasso and the loaves
1952


By the railings around the Luxembourg Gardens
1953


Georges Braque a Varengeville
Normandy, 1953


Wanda wiggles her hips
1953


Pipi Pigeon


Musician in the Rain


Fox terrier on the Pont des Arts
1953



Angels and Leeks
1953


Cesar Baldaccini (The Sculptor Cesar in his Workshop)
Paris, 1955


The Cellist
1957


School Kids


Information Scolaire
1956


Barbarian prisoner and Callipygian Venus, Versailles
1966


Untitled

 
 
 

 
 
 
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