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Alvin Langdon Coburn. John Lukaszczyk. Biography. Born in Boston, MA June 11, 1882 Studied in Boston, New York, London, and Paris Member of The Camera Club in New York City Very spiritual person Died in Wales, November 23, 1966. Art Style. Started with portraits and cityscapes

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Alvin langdon coburn

Alvin Langdon Coburn

John Lukaszczyk


Biography

Biography

  • Born in Boston, MA June 11, 1882

  • Studied in Boston, New York, London, and Paris

  • Member of The Camera Club in New York City

  • Very spiritual person

  • Died in Wales, November 23, 1966


Art style

Art Style

  • Started with portraits and cityscapes

  • Moved on to increasingly symbolic art

  • Eventually became completely abstract

  • Vorticism

    • Photographing crystals through a triangular mirrored tube

    • Concentrated on hard angles, lines, and planes in crystals


The octopus

The Octopus

Robert Langdon Coburn. “The Octopus.” Silver Emulsion, 1912


House of a thousand windows

House of a Thousand Windows

Robert Langdon Coburn. “House of a Thousand Windows.” Silver Emulsion, 1912


Ezra pound

Ezra Pound

Robert Langdon Coburn. “Ezra Pound.” Silver Emulsion, 1917


Vortograph

Vortograph

Robert Langdon Coburn. “Vortograph.” Silver Emulsion, 1917


Contributions

Contributions

  • Helped to popularize photography as a fine art

  • Member of the Camera Club in New York City

  • Did a lot of abstract and symbolic photography


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