About This Image

Signed in ink and stamped and dated on verso. Françoise Tuefferd was born in 1912. He began exhibiting in the salons in the 1930s, including the influential XXXI Salon International D'Art Photographique (Societe Francaise De Photographie) in 1936, which was judged by Laure Albin-Guillot. In 1937 he opened a gallery in Paris on Rue du Bac called "Le Chasseur d'Images". In 1946, he helped co-found the influential Groupe des XV with René Servant, Marcel Bovis, Lucien Lorelle, Jean Séeberger, and Emmanuel Sougez. His images had a quirkiness that had much in common with the surrealists, but much of his work resembled photojournalists such as Eugene Smith. On his coverage of circus performers, he showed the depth of this documentary spirit. After he died, the Musée National des Arts et Traditions showed this work in an exhibit in 1999 entitled "François Tuefferd (1912-1996): "Le cirque" ('The Circus'), photographs 1933-1954." In the early 1950s he lived for a time in Hudson, NH and photographed in the U.S., and in 1955 was invited by Edward Steichen to exhibit at the seminal Family of Man show at the New York Museum of Modern Art. He died December 17, 1996 in Paris. A catalogue of his circus work was published by la Réunion des Musées Nationaux.

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Haircut for 60 Cents
Francois Tuefferd Haircut for 60 Cents

Price $1,000
Sale Price $700

Main Image

Ref.# 7191

Medium Silver print

Mount unmounted

Photo Date 1953  Print Date 1960s

Dimensions 13-5/16 x 10-5/8 in. (338 x 270 mm)

Photo Country United States (USA)

Photographer Country France


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