Modern Art Monday Presents: Paul Outerbridge, Images de Deauville

Images de Deauville
Photo By Gail

Paul Outerbridge, Jr. (August 15, 1896 – October 17, 1958) was an American photographer prominent for his early use and experiments in color photography. Outerbridge was a fashion and commercial photographer, an early pioneer and teacher of color photography, and a creator of erotic nude photographs that could not be exhibited in his lifetime. Outerbridge became known for the high quality of his color illustrations, made by an extremely complex Tri-color Carbro Process (a photographic print with an image consisting of pigmented gelatin, rather than of silver or other metallic particles suspended in a uniform layer of gelatin, as in typical black-and-white prints, or of chromogenic dyes, as in typical photographic color prints) of which Images de Deauville (1936) is an excellent, example.

Paul Outerbridge, Images de Deauville was photographed in the Museum of Modern Art in NYC in July of 2014, but it is not currently on view.

One thought on “Modern Art Monday Presents: Paul Outerbridge, Images de Deauville

  1. For some reason this reminds me of “Room with a View” by Edward Hopper…maybe it’s the color scheme. Thanks, Gail.

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