Henri Cartier-Bresson | the artist
Born Aug 22 1908, Charteloup, France.
Died August 2 2004, Paris, .
Original artworks, prints, exhibition posters, monographs, books, collectibles.
Henri Cartier-Bresson is one of the finest image makers of our time. Born in 1908, he studied painting before embarking on a career in photography in the early 1930s. In 1940 he was captured by the Germans and spent three years in prisoner-of-war camps before escaping to join the Paris underground. With Robert Capa, David Seymour, and others, he founded the photographic agency Magnum in 1947.