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Dubreuil, Pierre (1872 - 1944)

In his early practice, the French wealthy amateur photographer, Pierre Dubreuil is highly influenced by the European pictorialist movement and mostly by Henry Peach Robinson that infuses his work with a romantic and naturalistic aesthetic. From the 1910s, he evolves toward a more symbolist and audacious  manner, a style that evokes that of the avant-garde with its conceptual and surrealist still-lives that have nonetheless preserved the elegant technique of his pictorialist production. During World War II, his archives are destroyed within a bombing after having been sold to the company Gevaert. Hopefully, a young American collector then reunited hundred of Pierre Dubreuil’s photographies to prevent them from remaining completely unknown.

Tags / Pierre Dubreuil - French Photographer - Romantic - Avant Garde
Pierre Dubreuil, Aviator,1929
Pierre Dubreuil, Aviator,1929
Pierre Dubreuil, Tomorow is Mystery, 1923
Pierre Dubreuil, Tomorow is Mystery, 1923
Pierre Dubreuil, Elephantasy, 1908
Pierre Dubreuil, Elephantasy, 1908
Pierre Dubreuil, Interpretation of Picasso, The Railway, 1911
Pierre Dubreuil, Interpretation of Picasso, The Railway, 1911
Pierre Dubreuil, Opera, Rainy Day, 1909
Pierre Dubreuil, Opera, Rainy Day, 1909
Pierre Dubreuil, Ferris Wheel in the Tuileries, c. 1900-1905
Pierre Dubreuil, Ferris Wheel in the Tuileries, c. 1900-1905
Pierre Dubreuil, Optical Shadows, 1929
Pierre Dubreuil, Optical Shadows, 1929
Pierre Dubreuil, Lines Meeting, 1932
Pierre Dubreuil, Lines Meeting, 1932
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