Walking Tree, 1929

Walking Tree, 1929Eiffel Tower and Nude, 1947

Eiffel Tower and Nude, 1947

L’oeil et la plage

L’oeil et la plage




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La double mort de Federic Blot Le plongeon 1948

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Sur la plage 1938 Montage (Femme). 1929

Montage (Femme). 1929

Maurice Tabard (French, 1897 – 1984)Maurice Tabard was a dominant figure in avant-garde and modernist photography. His photo-montages, double exposures and solarized prints from the late 1920s and 1930s established him as a visionary artist.Tabard’s artistic formation originated with his father, a silk manufacturer and amateur photographer. After attended the Photographic Institute of New York, he honed his skills as a portrait photographer at the famed Bachrach studios. In the spirit of furthering his career he moved to Paris in 1928. Shortly after his arrival, Philippe Soupault, author and co-founder of the Surrealist movement, introduced him to Lucien Vogel. Vogel, an editor and publisher, helped Tabard to establish himself as fashion, portrait and advertising photographer. Tabard’s work appeared in numerous fashion magazines including Jardin des Modes, Harper’s Bazaar, Figaro des Modes, Elle and Vogue. Charles Peignot, founder of Arts et Métiers Graphique, was impressed by Tabard’s solarizations and hired him as studio director of Deberny-Peignot.Throughout the 1930s-1950s, Tabard continued to experiment with his personal work. His successes in this area led him to become one of the most popular avant-garde photographers of the time.

New-York dans ma barque 1948

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Général Lavine Room with eye, 1930

Room with eye, 1930

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Sens Figuré, L’ Addition, 1935 Surimpression 1930

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Untitled 1929  Wanda Wulz

Wanda Wulz