Eugène Atget  (French, 1857-1927) 

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Eugène Atget Biography
1857   Born in Libourne, Gironde, France
1879   Enters the Conservatoire national de musique et d'art dramatique, Paris, France
1898   Began photography Vieux Paris (Old Paris)
1898 - 1914   Sold the majority of his work
1927   Died in Paris, France
Selected Exhibitions
2010   Realismus - das Abenteuer der Wirklichkeit, Kunsthalle Emden, Emden, Germany
2010   In Focus: The Worker, The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, USA
2010   Atget, Archivist of Paris, ICP International Center of Photography, New York (solo)
2009   The 70s. Experience and Documentation in Everyday Life, PhotoEspaña 2009, Madrid
2009   Die Zukunft der Vergangenheit, Greaphikmuseum Pablo Picasso, Münster, Germany
2009   Universal Archive, MACBA Museu d'Art Contemporani, Barcelona, Spain
2009   Das Leben der Dinge, Münchner Stadtmuseum, Munich, Germany
2008   Modern Photographs: The Machine, the Body and the City--Selections, The Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, USA
2008   Mind at Play, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, USA
2008   Unintentional Surrealist?, The Victoria and Albert Museum, London (solo)
2008   Paris um 1900 - Retrospektive, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland (solo)
2008   Parks and Trees, Galerie Thomas Zander, Cologne (solo)
2008   Retrospective - Eugène Atget, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin


2007 - 2008   The Vanished Paris of Eugene Atget, Zabriskie Gallery, New York, NY
2007   What does the jellyfish want?, Museum Ludwig, Cologne
2007   Paris in Transition, National Gallery of Art, Washington, USA
2007   A FOTOGRAFIA NA COLEÇÃO DO IVAM, MAM Museu de Arte Moderna, São Paulo, Brazil
2007   
Atget, une rétrospective, BNF - Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris

2006   New Histories 10 - Paris, ICP International Center of Photography, New York

2006   Paris, George Eastman House, Rochester, NY
2006   Dreaming in Black and White, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, USA
2005   
Looking at Atget, Philadelphia Museum of Art, USA

2005   Master Photographs from the Gilman Collection: A Landmark Acquisition, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
2005   Der Körper der Photographie - Sammlung Herzog, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany
2004   Das Auge und der Apparat. Eine Geschichte der Fotografie aus den Sammlungen der Albertina, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland
2004   Best Of - Blick in die Sammlung, Die Photographische Sammlung / SK Stiftung Kultur, Cologne
2004   Eugene Atget, Hidden Spaces, Laurence Miller Gallery, New York, NY
2003   Eugene Atget, Trees, Fraenkel Gallery
2003   La Photographie au tournant du siècle: du Pictorialisme à Eugène Atget, Musée d'Orsay, Paris
2003   Orte des Impressionismus. Gemälde und Fotografien, Kunstmuseum Basel, Basel, Switzerland
2003   Das Auge und der Apparat, Albertina, Wien
2002   Shopping, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany
1998   Eugène Atget, 1857-1927: Frühe Fotografien, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany (solo)
1993   Realism Unadorned: Photographs by Eugene Atget, US, NY, Rochester, GEH - South Gallery
1991   Eugene Atget, Japan, Tokyo, Printemps Ginza
1987   Eugene Atget, US, NY, Rochester, Hartnett Gallery - University of Rochester
1984   Eugène Atget, 1857-1927, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada (solo)
1977   documenta 6, Kassel, Germany
Selected Public Collections
  The Museum of Modern Art, New York
  ICP - International Center of Photography, New York
  The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
  San Francisco Museum of Modern Art - SFMOMA, San Francisco
  The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago
  Los Angeles County Museum of Art - LACMA, Los Angeles
  Musée d´Orsay, Paris
  SK Stiftung Kultur, Cologne
  MOMAT The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
  Fotostiftung Schweiz (Schweizerische Stiftung für die Photographie), Winterthur, Switzerland
Literature
2009   Situational Aesthetics, Leuven University Press, 2009
2008   Exhibition catalogue 2008 in Winterthur: Ed. Bibliothèque Nationale de France und Berliner Festspiele, deutsche Ausgabe published by Nicolai Verlag, Berlin
1998   Krauss, Rosalind: Die diskursiven Räume der Fotografie, in: dies.: Das Photographische Eine Theorie der Abstände, München, 1998
1984   Reynaud, Françoise: Eugène Atget. - Paris: Centre National de la Photographie, 1984
1980   Hambourg, Maria Morris: Eugène Atget, 1857-1927 : The Structure of the Work,Columbia University, New York, N.Y., 1980

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