(based on "20th Century Photography-Museum Ludwig Cologne")
Frank Eugene(1865-1936) was born in New York but moved to Munich in his
20s where he studied art and soon became well-established as a portrait
painter before he took up photography about 1885. He was elected to the
Linked Ring in 1900 and was a founder of the Photo-Secession movement,
undoubtedly because of his close personal and professional relationship to
Alfred Steiglitz. A biography, The Dream of Beauty, was published in 1955.
Eugene was known for his substantial manipulation of his negatives—so much
so that the output was often a cross between a graphic work and a
photographic print. In that he anticipated a number of contemporary
artists and printmakers.
Adam and Eve
Reclining Male Nude with Fruit,
Stieglitz and Emmy, 1907
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