Maurice Tabard

Maurice Tabard

France • Born in: 1897

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Maurice Tabard was a French photographer. Tabard was one of the leading photographers of the Surrealist movement, which he entered under the influence of his friend, American photographer Man Ray. Following the death of his father in 1922, Tabard became a professional portrait photographer for Backrach Studio in Baltimore. He went on to photograph important homes and well-known people, including future President Calvin Coolidge and his family. In 1928, Tabard returned to Paris and became a fashion photographer. It was there he met Surrealist writer, Philippe Soupault, who in turn acquainted him with various prominent magazine editors including Lucien Vogel, Giron, and Alexey Brodovitch. He went on to work for a number of publications, such as Bifur, Vu, and Le Jardin des Modes. He made the acquaintance of Surrealists Man Ray and René Magritte, with his work beginning to reflect the influence of Surrealism. In the late 1920s, he also met Roger Parry, to whom he taught photography, and André Kertész.
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Untitled (Solarized Double Exposure), Maurice Tabard

Untitled (Solarized Double Exposure)

Maurice Tabard

Photography - 11.25 x 8.25 inch

$1,800

Untitled (Solarized Double Exposure), Maurice Tabard

Untitled (Solarized Double Exposure)

Maurice Tabard

Photography - 11.25 x 8.25 inch

$1,800

Untitled (Salvador Dali Homage), Maurice Tabard

Untitled (Salvador Dali Homage)

Maurice Tabard

Photography - 11.75 x 9.5 inch

$1,800

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Maurice Tabard was a French photographer. Tabard was one of the leading photographers of the Surrealist movement, which he entered under the influence of his friend, American photographer Man Ray.Following the death of his father in 1922, Tabard became a professional portrait photographer for Backrach Studio in Baltimore. He went on to photograph important homes and well-known people, including future President Calvin Coolidge and his family.In 1928, Tabard returned to Paris and became a fashion photographer. It was there he met Surrealist writer, Philippe Soupault, who in turn acquainted him with various prominent magazine editors including Lucien Vogel, Giron, and Alexey Brodovitch. He went on to work for a number of publications, such as Bifur, Vu, and Le Jardin des Modes. He made the acquaintance of Surrealists Man Ray and René Magritte, with his work beginning to reflect the influence of Surrealism. In the late 1920s, he also met Roger Parry, to whom he taught photography, and André Kertész.

When was Maurice Tabard born?

The year of birth of the artist is: 1897