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HomeContents > People > Photographers > James Abbe

Names:
Other: James E. Abbe 
Dates:  1883 - 1973
Born:  US, ME, Alfred
Active:  US
Gender:  Male
 
  
American high society and fashion photographer. He also took photographs during the Spanish Civil War and a large amount of photojournalism in the dictatorships of Europe and Russia.
 
At times he is referred to as Jame Abbé but this appeared by mistake when he sent materials from his Paris studio.
 
[Thanks to Terence Pepper for his assistance.]

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Internet biographies

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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. 
[NOTE: This is a subscription service and you will need to pay an annual fee to access the content.]
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Printed biographies

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

 
• Beaton, Cecil & Buckland, Gail 1975 The Magic Eye: The Genius of Photography from 1839 to the Present Day (Boston and Toronto: Little, Brown & Company) p.185 [Useful short biographies with personal asides and one or more example images.] 
  
• Capa, Cornell (ed.) 1984 The International Center of Photography: Encyclopedia of Photography (New York, Crown Publishers, Inc. - A Pound Press Book) p.11-12 
  
• Lenman, Robin (ed.) 2005 The Oxford Companion to the Photograph (Oxford: Oxford University Press)  [Includes a short biography on James Abbe.] 
  
 
  
 
  
 
  
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