Alfred Stieglitz, American 1864 - 1946

Alfred Stieglitz, American 1864 - 1946

Alfred Stieglitz was immensely influential in Pictorialist photography: it could be argued that he was the most influential person in fine art photography of all time. He was American, but he active globally and few of the major Pictorialist organisations did not have him as an active, exhibiting member including the influential Vienna Camera Club and Linked Ring Brotherhood. He was much more than a photographer, he was publisher, gallerist, and impresario; he went on to make unequaled contributions to the introduction of modern art in general into the USA.

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Henry Peach Robinson, British 1830 – 1901

Henry Peach Robinson, British 1830 – 1901

There is no one who showed more passion and commitment to role of photography in art than Henry Robinson. From an early age he championed Pictorialist photography; the term Pictorialist probably arose from one of his many books on art and photography, Pictorial Effect in Photography (1869). He is particularly remember for creating prints from many negatives, an early example of photomontage.

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Robert Demachy, French 1859 - 1936

Robert Demachy, French 1859 - 1936

Robert Demachy was considered by many to be the most influential pictorialist photographer across the whole of Europe. He was a man of independent means allowing hime to focus completely on photography and international travel for it. He was a strong advocate of gum bichromate to enhance pictorialist photography, for which he coined the term ‘ Photo-Aquatint’ associating it with intaglio printmaking.

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