Eugene Atget | the artist
Born 1857, Libourne, France.
Died Aug 1927, , .
Original artworks, prints, exhibition posters, monographs, books, collectibles.
Eugène Atget photographed the city of Paris and its environs obsessively for almost thirty years. He discovered a market for documentary photographs of Old Paris, which were bought by artists as source material for their canvases. But for Atget, the production of photographs about old French culture was also an occasion for making art.