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mheu, Historical Museum of the Urban Environment

The Painter Alfred Roll

François Antoine Vizzavona

The Painter Alfred Roll - François Antoine Vizzavona

early 20th century
silver bromide-gelatin glass negative
Paris Museum of Modern Art
© RMN / François Vizzavona

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The artist

The editor, photographer and painter François Vizzavona (1876-1961) was the official photographer of Salon des artistes français and Société nationale des Beaux-Arts. He also worked for many artists, photographing their works at their request but also shooting their workshops and homes. At the same time he produced a number of portraits and news stories. Vizzavona was also the first director of the photographic department of Réunion des musées nationaux, the French cultural institute uniting 35 national museums.