Henry Peach Robinson (9 July 1830, Ludlow, Shropshire – 21 February 1901, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent) was an English pictorialist photographer best known for his pioneering combination printing - joining multiple negatives or prints to form a single image; an early example of photomontage. He joined vigorously in contemporary debates in the photographic press and associations about the legitimacy of 'art photography' and in particular the combining of separate images into one.
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Born 9 July 1830; died 21 February 1901. In 1851 Robinson became interested in the daguerreotype process and began photographic experiments. In 1852, he learned the calotype and photogenic drawing processes. In 1854 Robinson studied photography with Hugh Welch Diamond. In 1857 Robinson opened a photographic studio in Leamington, Warwick, England. Robinson began to create composite prints by using several negatives to form one coherent print. He learned this technique from Oscar G. Rejlander in 1858. In 1859 Robinson's studio begins to produce portraits in the cartes-de-visite format. In 1865 Robinson moved to London, England due to poor health and opened a private portrait studio. In 1868 Robinson moved to Tunbridge Wells, Kent and formed a partnership with N.K. Cherrill which operated until ca. 1876 at which point Cherrill left the partnership. Robinson then ran it with his son until 1888. In 1892 Robinson was a founding member of the Linked Ring, a pictorialist society, London.
British, English
Artist, Painter, Photographer
Henry Peach Robinson, H. P. Robinson, Henry Robinson, Henry Peach
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