Eugène Atget

1857 · France

Artist biography

Eugène Atget is seen as an established contemporary artist, who was born and brought up in France, like other celebrated artists such as Cécile Dupaquier, Rémy Hysbergue, Marion Charlet, Aristide Maillol, and Pierre-Olivier Arnaud. Eugène Atget was born in 1857.

About Eugène Atget's work

Eugène Atget is recognised for producing figurative work. Figurative art has been around since the most primitive stages of visual arts, and includes any form of modern art which references the real-world or the human figure, in opposition to Abstraction. Figurative art embraces a significant multitude of styles, thus remaining a truly innovative and radical category in which artists created critically acclaimed masterpieces, such as Pablo Picasso’s painting Les Demoiselles D’Avignon, or Paul Cézanne’s The Bathers.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Eugène Atget is represented and exhibited by two galleries, which are Galerie Karsten Greve | Paris in France and Galerie Karsten Greve | Cologne in Germany. Eugène Atget's work has most recently been exhibited at Galerie Alain Gutharc in Paris (28 June 2019 until 30 July 2019) with the exhibition AS I LIKE. Eugène Atget's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions at; Deborah Bell Photographs in New York (17 September 2019 - 01 November 2019) with the name Photographs from the Paul Sack Collection and Fraenkel Gallery in San Francisco (12 July 2018 - 14 August 2018) with the name EARACHE.

Historical Context of France

France has been a significant country in the development of modernism. During the 19th century, France fostered the beginnings of what is today known as the avant-garde, with movements such as Impressionism, Post-Impressionism and Art Nouveau, led by world renowned artists. In the first half of the 20th century, Paris was a fundamental intellectual and cultural hub, contributing vital movements such as Cubism, Fauvism, Dadaism and Surrealism, amongst others. These movements emerged at the beginning of the century, in the period immediately preceding the Second World War. Major French artistic figures from the beginning of the century include Paul Cezanne, Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque (Spanish national who settled in France) Francis Picabia, Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, and Le Corbusier amidst many of others.

Eugène Atget

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