Photography

Eugene, Frank (1865 - 1936)

Encouraged by Alfred Stieglitz during the 1900s, Frank Eugene used his strong knowledge in painting and printing to create pictorialist photographs. Combining a poetic sensibility and his love for the Jugendstil, the American photographer heavily manipulated his images and their negatives with the help of needles, paintbrushes but also color processes such as autochrome that helped build the particular lighting from behind that can be seen on most of his work. Thanks to his bold choices, Frank Eugene depicted luminous and sophisticated scenes that evoked many artworks such as Ingres’ Source while Tamara de Lempicka borrowed his Adam and Eve composition.

Franck Eugene, Untitled, date unknown
Franck Eugene, Untitled, date unknown
Franck Eugene, Adam and Eve, 1898
Franck Eugene, Adam and Eve, 1898
Franck Eugene, Brigitta, 1910
Franck Eugene, Brigitta, 1910
Franck Eugene, Rebecca, Camera Work, April 1910
Franck Eugene, Rebecca, Camera Work, April 1910
Franck Eugene, Master Rank Jefferson, Camera Work,  April 1910
Franck Eugene, Master Rank Jefferson, Camera Work, April 1910
Franck Eugene, Lady of Charlotte, Camera Work, January 1909
Franck Eugene, Lady of Charlotte, Camera Work, January 1909
Franck Eugene, Nude (A Child), Camera Work, July 1910
Franck Eugene, Nude (A Child), Camera Work, July 1910
Franck Eugene, Nude (A Study), Camera Work, July 1910
Franck Eugene, Nude (A Study), Camera Work, July 1910
Franck Eugene, Dr. Emmanuel Lasker and his Brother, Camera Work, July 1910
Franck Eugene, Dr. Emmanuel Lasker and his Brother, Camera Work, July 1910
Franck Eugene, The Cat, Camera Work, October 1916
Franck Eugene, The Cat, Camera Work, October 1916
Franck Eugene, The Cicada, c. 1900
Franck Eugene, The Cicada, c. 1900
Franck Eugene
Franck Eugene
Franck Eugene, Slumbering Maidens, c. 1900
Franck Eugene, Slumbering Maidens, c. 1900
Franck Eugene, The Pearl Necklace, c. 1900
Franck Eugene, The Pearl Necklace, c. 1900
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