Robert Demachy

<p><b>Robert Demachy</b>, <i>Study of a Head</i>, 1895. Photogravure.</p>
<p><b>Robert Demachy</b>, <i>In the Grass, France</i>, 1902. Oil pigment print.</p>
<p><b>Robert Demachy</b>, <i>A Model</i>, 1906. Photogravure.</p>
<p><b>Robert Demachy</b>, <i>Behind the Scenes</i>, 1906. Photogravure.</p>
<p><b>Robert Demachy</b>, <i>Speed</i>, 1904. Autotype (halftone).</p>
<p><b>Robert Demachy</b>, <i>Toucques Valley</i>, 1906. Photogravure.</p>
<p><b>Robert Demachy</b>, <i>Figure Study</i>, 1906.</p>
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<p><b>Robert Demachy</b>, <i>Three Trees in a Snowy Landscape</i>, 1879.</p>
<p><b>Robert Demachy</b>, <i>Mont St. Michel</i>, 1907. Autotype (halftone).</p>
<p><b>Robert Demachy</b>, <i>Mignon</i>, 1900. Photogravure.</p>
<p><b>Robert Demachy</b>, <i>Automne</i>, 1899. Photogravure.</p>
<p><b>Robert Demachy</b>, <i>Rouen</i>, 1898. Photogravure.</p>
<p><b>Robert Demachy</b>, <i>In the Pines</i>, 1906. Photogravure: Taille-Douce (screen).</p>
<p><b>Robert Demachy</b>, <i>Louise</i>, 1908.</p>
French
1859 , d. 1936

From wealthy family, spent time with artists in cafes, sketched and enjoyed bohemian culture, discovered photography and practiced and wrote about it for thirty-odd years. Used gum bichromate printing process , and later oil printing process that allowed him to manipulate images in painterly ways. Director of the Photo-Club de Paris and a proponent of Pictorialism (much like Alfred Stieglitz and the American Photo-Secession), in part as a way to distinguish more artistic work from that of amateur or commercial photographers. Gave up photography for no known reason in 1914, retired to a farm with a couple servants and dogs and drove classic cars to the beach to sketch heavy-set women bathers? (From Wikipedia, that, but couldn't resist until I track down a source).


time well spent

closeup view Jack Troy cup, links to Jack Troy artist page

time to explore

link to newest page of ceramic artist links, including link to Scott Parady, pictured

time flies

Link to monthly image blog