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Haviland, Paul Burty (1880 - 1950)

The heir of a wealthy American family and the son of a French mother, Paul Burty Haviland studies in Paris as well as New York where he lives the life of a dandy aesthete and supports Alfred Steiglitz’s art gallery with a strong  interest in the Dada and Cubist movements and participates to the avant-garde publication, Camera Work. Having been himself painted by Auguste Renoir, in 1884, he is fascinated by artistic bohemian circles and fulfills his passion for theatre, poetry and photography. Inspired by James McNeill Whistler and Japonism, the American photographer depicts foggy urban scenes but also and mostly melancholic nudes of a particular model, Florence Peterson, that evoke the work of Clarence Hudson White. In 1917, he marries René Lalique’s daughter, Suzanne and settles in the French countryside where he captures views of ruins and artists’ portraits, far from Florence’s intimate and delicate silhouette.

Tags / Paul Burty Haviland - American Photographer - 1910s - Pictorialism - Avant Garde - Bohemian
Paul Burty Haviland, Florence Peterson allongée, en kimono à fleurs, 1909/ 1910
Paul Burty Haviland, Florence Peterson allongée, en kimono à fleurs, 1909/ 1910
Paul Burty Haviland, Florence Peterson assise, between 1909/ 1910
Paul Burty Haviland, Florence Peterson assise, between 1909/ 1910
Paul Burty Haviland, Florence Peterson assise, de profil, date unknown
Paul Burty Haviland, Florence Peterson assise, de profil, date unknown
Paul Burty Haviland, Florence Peterson debout, près d'une fenêtre, between 1909/ 1910
Paul Burty Haviland, Florence Peterson debout, près d'une fenêtre, between 1909/ 1910
Paul Burty Haviland, Florence Peterson en kimono portant des fleurs, between 1909/ 1910
Paul Burty Haviland, Florence Peterson en kimono portant des fleurs, between 1909/ 1910
Paul Burty Haviland, Florence Peterson lisant, between 1909/ 1910
Paul Burty Haviland, Florence Peterson lisant, between 1909/ 1910
Paul Burty Haviland, Florence Peterson nourrissant le poisson rouge, New York, date unknown
Paul Burty Haviland, Florence Peterson nourrissant le poisson rouge, New York, date unknown
Paul Burty Haviland, Florence Peterson nue près d'une lampe, date unknown
Paul Burty Haviland, Florence Peterson nue près d'une lampe, date unknown
Paul Burty Haviland, Florence Peterson nue, assise, les cheveux nattés, between 1909/ 1910
Paul Burty Haviland, Florence Peterson nue, assise, les cheveux nattés, between 1909/ 1910
Paul Burty Haviland, Florence Peterson nue, de trois-quarts, between 1909/ 1910
Paul Burty Haviland, Florence Peterson nue, de trois-quarts, between 1909/ 1910
Paul Burty Haviland, Florence Peterson nue, devant un paravent, between 1909/ 1910
Paul Burty Haviland, Florence Peterson nue, devant un paravent, between 1909/ 1910
Paul Burty Haviland, Jeune femme tenant un châle, date unknown
Paul Burty Haviland, Jeune femme tenant un châle, date unknown
Paul Burty Haviland, Le peintre Marius de Zayas, 1910
Paul Burty Haviland, Le peintre Marius de Zayas, 1910
Paul Burty Haviland, Portrait de groupe (superpositions), De Zayas, Picabia, between 1913/ 1915
Paul Burty Haviland, Portrait de groupe (superpositions), De Zayas, Picabia, between 1913/ 1915
Paul Burty Haviland, Silhouette au chapeau blanc, between 1909/ 1910
Paul Burty Haviland, Silhouette au chapeau blanc, between 1909/ 1910
Paul Burty Haviland, The Spanish Shawl, 1910
Paul Burty Haviland, The Spanish Shawl, 1910
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