LAURE ALBIN GUILLOT (1879-1962) - Nude Study
  • LAURE ALBIN GUILLOT (1879-1962) - Nude Study


    Vintage Silver Gelatin photograph


    Dimensions of the photographs: 12.5 x 18 cm

    Dimension of the open object: 60 x 14 x 1.8 cm

    Dimension of the closed object: 20 x 14 x 7.5 cm


    The picture is provided with a passepartout but without a frame. If you wish to have a custom made frame feel free to email us.


      LAURE ALBIN GUILLOT (1879-1962)

      Was a French photographer, portraitist, publicist and fashion photographer.

      Born in Paris in 1879, Laure Meifredy married in 1901 Dr. Albin Guillot, a musician and scientific researcher who collected microscopic preparations, whose preparations she photographed by creating abstract compositions that she called Decorative Micrographs (1931).

      First influenced by pictorialism, Laure Albin Guillot received the gold medal in the competition of the Revue française de photographie in 1922 and played an important role in the new photography of the 1930s and the advent of the New Vision by directing her research in the field of decorative art. Recognized portraitist, she photographed in particular André Gide, Paul Valéry, Jean Cocteau, and participated in the review Arts et métierstiquesgraphiques directed by Charles Peignot. She collaborates with Paul Valéry on the illustration of Narcissus. His activity extends into the fields of advertising photography and fashion photography.

      Appointed chief archivist of the Photographic Archives of Fine Arts in 1932, she was the first curator of the National Cinematheque at the Palais de Chaillot the following year. In 1933, she wrote and published Advertising Photography, a book defining the role of photography in modern advertising. Member of the jury of the International Exhibition of Contemporary Photography at the Marsan Pavilion of the Louvre Palace in 1936, she obtained the creation of a photographic section for the International Exhibition of Arts and Techniques of 1937.

      Author of luxuriously published limited edition works, she illustrated Narcissus by Paul Valéry and Les Chansons de Bilitis by Pierre Louÿs in the same years, produced a report in 1939 on the monuments of Paris and their protection during the Occupation, illustrated the Préludes by Claude Debussy in 1948. In 1946 she made an "artist's book" with Henry de Montherlant, La Déesse Cypris (12 photogravures nude studies, Paris, Henri Colas publisher; Bordeaux, Rousseau brothers).

      Laure Albin Guillot died in Nogent-sur-Marne in 1962, aged 83.


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