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Lucien Clergue

French photographer

Brief biography, in most instances from the Union List of Artist Names® Online:
Clergue had his first public exhibition in 1954, and in 1956, be began his "Nudes of the Sea" series, for which he became famous. They represent a novel approach to photographing the body, focusing on abstract patterns of skin and water, and how light and shade plays across the surface. He worked with Paul Elaurd, Pablo Picasso, and Jean Cocteau on several projects during the 1960s. In 1980, he was named "Knight of National Order of Merit" in France.

Artist ID number in the Union List of Artist Names®: ULAN 500115463.
The ULAN link above leads to a cataloging authority record at the Getty Research Institute.

Objects related to Lucien Clergue:

Lucien Clergue Denise and Shadows, Chicago, 1977 (printed 1980) Gelatin silver print
Lucien Clergue Carol in Chicago II, 1976 (printed ca. 1980) Gelatin silver print
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