Robert Doisneau  (French, 1912-1994) 

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Robert Doisneau Biography
1912   Born: Gentilly in the Val-de-Marne, France
1926 - 1929   Studied engraving at the Ecole Estienne in Chantilly
1945   Met Pierre Betz and begins a series of reportage for the magazine Le Point. Meets Blaise Cendrars and Henri Cartier-Bresson
1956   Received Prix Niépce
1975   Invited to participate in the Rencontres d’Arles
1981   Participated in a film by F. Moscowitz, Trois jours, trois photographes with Jean-Loup Sieff and Bruno Barbey
1985   Worked on the film Poète and piéton by Francois Porcile
1986   Participated in the Atget colloquium at the Collège de France
1986   First video film for French television Antenne 2. Receives the Prix Balzak
1992   Appeared in the film Bonjour Monsieur Doisneau directed by Sabine Azéma in celebration of his 80th birthday
1994   Lived in the Paris suburb of Montrouge until his death
Selected Exhibitions
1996   Solo exhibition, Montpellier Photo-Visions, Galerie Municipale de la Pllotographie; Isetan Museum of' Art, Tokyo; Daimaru Museum, Osaka,Japan.
1995   Solo exhibition, A Homage to Robert Doisneau, Galerie du Chateau d'Eau h Toulouse.
1995   Solo exhibition, Doisneau 40//44, Centre d'Histoire de la Résistance et de la Déportation de Lyons, Lyons, France.
1990   Solo exhibition, La Science de Doisneau, Jardin des Plantes, Paris.
1989   Solo exhibition, Doisneau-Renault, Grande Halle de la Villette, Paris.
1988   Solo exhibition, A Hormage to Robert Doisneau, Villa Medicis, Rome.
1987   St.-Denis, Musée de St.-Denis. (Solo)
1986   Group exhilbition, De Vogue à femme, Rencontres Inter- nationales de la Photographie d'Arles.
1984   Robert Doisneau, Photographe du di- manche Institut Lumiére, Lyons. (Solo)
1983   Solo exhilbition of 120 photographs, Museum of Fine Arts, Beijing.
1982   Portraits, Fondation Nationale de la Photo- graphie, Lyons. (Solo)
1981   Witkin Gallery, New York. (Solo)
1980   Amsterdam (Solo)
1979   Para;s, les passants qui passent Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. (Solo)
1977   Exhibition with Guy le Querrec, Carlos Freire, Claude Rahnond-Dityvon, Bernard Descamps, and Jean Lattés, Six Photographes en quête de banlieue, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris.
1976   Exhibition with Brassai', Cartier-Bresson, Jean-Philippe Charbonnier, Izis, and Marc Riboud, Kraków.
1975   Witkin Gallery, New York; Musée des Arts (Solo)
1974   University of California at Davis. (Solo)
1972   International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House, Rochester; New York. (Solo)
1971   Participated in traveling exhibition in France with Jacques Dubois and Roger Lecotté.
1968   Bibliothéque Nationale, Paris. (Solo)
1968   Exhibition with D. Brihat, J. P. Sudre, and L. Clergue, Musée Cantini de Marseilles.
1965   Exhibition with Daniel Frasnay, Jean Lattés, Jeanine Niépce, Roger Pic, and Will), Ronis, Six Photographes et Paris, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris.
1965   Exhibition with Henri Cartier-Bresson and André Vigneau, Musée Réattu, Aries.
1960   Solo exhibition, Museum of Modern Art, Chicago
1951   Exhibition with Brassaï, Willy Ronis, and Izis, Museum of Modern Art, New York.
1947   Salon de la Photo, Bibliothéque Nationale, Paris.
1942   Illustrated his first book on science called Les Nouveaux Destins de l’intelligence français