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Jean Adolphe Braun (13 June 1812 – 31 December 1877) was a French photographer, best known for his floral still lifes, Parisian street scenes, and grand Alpine landscapes. One of the most influential French photographers of the 19th century, he used contemporary innovations in photographic reproduction to market his photographs worldwide. In his later years, he used photographic techniques to reproduce famous works of art, which helped advance the field of art history.
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Braun was associated with the Société Française de Photographie. He opened his first studio in Dornach, Alsace, or in Mulhouse France in 1850 and another studio in Paris in 1868 or 1873 with his son Gaston. They were assisted by Adolphe's son-in-law, Léon Clément . Upon Adolphe Braun's death in 1877, the firm was run by Gaston, his son-in-law Léon Clément and Louis Pierson. At this point the firm may have changed its name to "Braun, Clément & Cie."
French, Swiss
Artist, Designer, Photographer
Adolphe Braun, Ad. Braun, Jean Adolphe Braun
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