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About Jacques-Henri Lartigue

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Confirmed photographer at the age of seven, Jean-Henri Lartigue’s career as a painter began with exhibits of his work at the “Salon d’Automne“ and the “Salon de la Société Nationale des Beaux Arts“ in 1922. Between 1935 and 1950 he acquired a reputation for the décoration of sumptuous balls of the time. He also worked as a fashion illustrator. Throughout this period he continued his photography and in 1954 became president of an association of photographers “Gens d’Images“. A Jury member of the “Prix de Niepce“ he became internationally known as a photographer in the 1960’s. His work was exhibited in the Museum of Modern Art in New York and his “Album de Famille“ was published throughout the world. He died in Nice in 1986 and is remembered by all who know him as “the one who had retained the freshness of youth“.