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Théo and Antoine Blanc & Demilly - Bed of the River (Le Lit du Fleuve)
Théo and Antoine Blanc & Demilly
Bed of the River (Le Lit du Fleuve)
$2,500
Théo and Antoine Blanc & Demilly - Bridge, Lyon, France
Théo and Antoine Blanc & Demilly
Bridge, Lyon, France
$2,500
Théo and Antoine Blanc & Demilly - Cathédrale St-Jean, Lyon, France with Shadows
Théo and Antoine Blanc & Demilly
Cathédrale St-Jean, Lyon, France with Shadows
$2,500
Théo and Antoine Blanc & Demilly - Female Nude
Théo and Antoine Blanc & Demilly
Female Nude
$3,000
Théo and Antoine Blanc & Demilly - Female Nude Study
Théo and Antoine Blanc & Demilly
Female Nude Study
$1,000
Théo and Antoine Blanc & Demilly - Glasses, Tray and Pitcher
Théo and Antoine Blanc & Demilly
Glasses, Tray and Pitcher
$3,500
Théo and Antoine Blanc & Demilly - La Rue de Contrebas
Théo and Antoine Blanc & Demilly
La Rue de Contrebas
$1,500
Théo and Antoine Blanc & Demilly - Le Chat (The Cat in the Doorway)
Théo and Antoine Blanc & Demilly
Le Chat (The Cat in the Doorway)
$2,000
Théo and Antoine Blanc & Demilly - Panorama of Lyon, France
Théo and Antoine Blanc & Demilly
Panorama of Lyon, France
$450
Théo and Antoine Blanc & Demilly - Place Louis Chazette, Lyon, France
Théo and Antoine Blanc & Demilly
Place Louis Chazette, Lyon, France
$4,000
Théo and Antoine Blanc & Demilly - Statue of Louis XIV on Horse in Park in Lyon, France
Théo and Antoine Blanc & Demilly
Statue of Louis XIV on Horse in Park in Lyon, France
$2,500

Bed of the River (Le Lit du Fleuve)

Born a year after his photographic partner, in 1892, Antoine Demilly met Theodore Blanc after they each married daughters of Edouard Bron, who ran a studio in Lyon from 1893.

Demilly was Bron's apprentice and Blanc was a keen amateur photographer, and the two men shared a single photographic identity (Blanc et Demilly), taking over Bron's studio at 31 rue Grenette in 1924 and maintaining it until 1962, when they closed the business.

The space boomed under their direction, employing up to 30 people, and from the 1920s they established themselves through innovative use of portable and discreet Leica and Rolleiflex cameras.

The pair exhibited at the first French national photography exhibition a year after the end of WWII, and later sat on the jury between 1947 and 1959.

The pair worked with portraiture, still life, architecture, nudes, abstraction, surrealism and reportage, pushing the boundaries of the medium into modernism.

They were also prolific peers of the likes of Brassai, Doisneau and Man Ray, publishing dozens of books and photographic journals.

Many of their prints are preserved in the collections of the Bibliotheque Nationale, the Centre Pompidou, the Musée de Chalon-sur-Saône, which is the birthplace of Niepce.

Blanc et Demilly: Modernists from Lyon
About the Artists
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