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Robert Doisneau was a French photographer (Doisneau is the first image in the gallery). Robert Doisneau was born in a suburb of Paris in the year 1912. The most famous work by this artist is titled “Kiss by the town hall.” (This image is second from the bottom in the picture gallery. )

Doisneau took pride in capturing the everyday moments in life that make it so exciting that no director can direct.

The artist’s father passed away in World War 1. His mother died 3 years later. He was then raised by an aunt.

Doisneau enjoyed studied engraving and lithography. He was 16 when he started to experiment with photography.

After high school the artist went to find work as a lettering artist for an advertising agency. Doisneau stayed with the firm and would eventually be the main photographer himself after some time spent as an assistant.

Doisneau served France in World War 2 until 1940. He then used his art expertise to help craft false documents for the French Resistance.

The artist was made a member of the Legion of Honor in 1984.

For much of his career Doisneau used a Leica camera.

Price range information: Works range from $5,000 to $250,000.

Below a great montage of images from Robert Doisneau:

Robert Doisneau passed away in 1994 at the age of 81.

With his imagery and style Robert Doisneau reminds me of American photographer Alfred Eisenstadt. Eisenstadt most famous work is of a soldier kissing his mate in New York City on VJ-Day after defeating the Japanese.

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