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HomeContents > People > Photographers > George Eastman

Dates:  1854, 12 July - 1932, 14 March
Born:  US, NY, Waterville
Active:  US
 
  
American inventor and businessman. Founder of Kodak. George Eastman House in Rochester NY has a collection of over 10,000 of his original photographs. The most complete biography is that by Elizabeth Brayer (1996) ‘George Eastman: A Biography‘ (Johns Hopkins University Press) .

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George Eastman on board S.S. Gallia 
1890, February
 
  
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Getty Research, Los Angeles, USA has an ULAN (Union List of Artists Names Online) entry for this photographer. This is useful for checking names and they frequently provide a brief biography. Go to website
Grove Art Online (www.groveart.com) has a biography of this artist. 
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The International Photographers Hall of Fame has provided a biography.Show on this siteGo to website
 

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George Eastman (Who's Who of Victorian Cinema) 
http://www.victorian-cinema.net ... 
  
 

Printed biographies

The following books are useful starting points to obtain brief biographies but they are not substitutes for the monographs on individual photographers.

 
• Capa, Cornell (ed.) 1984 The International Center of Photography: Encyclopedia of Photography (New York, Crown Publishers, Inc. - A Pound Press Book) p.161 
  
• Lenman, Robin (ed.) 2005 The Oxford Companion to the Photograph (Oxford: Oxford University Press)  [Includes a short biography on George Eastman.] 
  

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Library of Congress, Washington, USA 
  
Approximate number of records: 1 
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