Raymond Voinquel

Born in 1912 - France


Raymond Voinquel, born in Fraizes (Vosges) in France demonstrated a very early and profound interest in beautiful things. Escaping a provincial life offering no particular excitement, he arrived in Paris in 1927 and tried working as an extra, hoping to make a career as an actor. Following a chance meeting, he became the assistant of the still photographer Roger Forster.

It was the beginning of a great career which would make Raymond Voinquel one of the most renowned figures in this highly specialised field. His mastery of large format cameras, lighting and developing won him the friendship and recognition of many famous people of the time who were quick to realise that presenting a perfect image to their public was vital to their fame. Ophüls, Renoir, Melville, Bunuel and Carné, all called upon his expertise.

During the Second World War, a difficult time for the geniuses of cinema many of whom took refuge in Hollywood, Raymond Voinquel joined the Harcourt Studios, thereby obtaining the right to sign under his own name. Raymond Voinquel's work also includes some remarkable landscape photography, made during trips to the East, which evoke his spiritual interests and concerns. His photographs of male nudes both in the studio and outside have provided a source of inspiration for several contemporary fashion photographers who perpetuate the tradition and the excellence of black and white photography.

Raymond Voinquel died in 1994.

Read more


Luxe : Mode D'emploi - Passage de Retz, Paris

Classic French - Staley-Wise Gallery, New York City, NY

Sale - Wessel + O'Connor Fine Art, New York City, NY
Vintage/Vantage - Wessel + O'Connor Fine Art, New York City, NY

Revelation (Uppenbar(a)t) - Kulturhuset Stockholm, Stockholm
The Poetics of the City - Paris, signs and scenarios - Jeu de Paume, Paris

mages de marques : du document au fétiche - Jeu de Paume, Paris

Figures de l’acteur - Jeu de Paume, Paris

Corpus Christi _ Christus-Darstellungen in der photographie, 1850-2001 - Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Hamburg
Flesh Tones - 100 Years of the Nude - Robert Mann Gallery, New York City, NY

Read more

We are very sorry but there are currently no more artworks available for this artist.
Follow this artist to receive notifications when new artworks are added

Follow Raymond Voinquel ! Receive by email the new artworks of the artist.

Our Commitments

Guaranteed deliveryby specialized carriers
Learn more

Secure payment by credit card or bank transfer
Learn more

Free returnswithin 14 open days
Learn more

The best prices Negotiated with our partner galleries
Learn more


"Artsper gathers the best of art galleries in the world. I can therefore select art pieces from the comfort of my home with total peace of mind."

Sébastien Robineau - Lawyer

"Artsper's advisors helped me pick an artwork and were exceptionally reactive when I followed up on my order.

Vincent Dubois - Fund Manager

"I have always been passionate about art but I find myself lacking time to visit art galleries. Artsper allows me to develop my own collection easily."

Laure Thibault - Doctor