Robert Doisneau facts for kids
Doisneau in his studio in Montrouge, 1992
14 April 1912
Gentilly, Val-de-Marne, France
|Died||1 April 1994
|Education||École Estienne, 1929 graduate, diplomas in engraving and lithography|
|Known for||Street photography, Le baiser de l'hôtel de ville (The kiss by the town hall)|
|Title||Chevalier of the Order of the Legion of Honour|
|Spouse(s)||Pierrette (née Chaumaison)|
As a young man Doisneau attended the École Estienne in Paris to learn the crafts involved in the book trade, but he always claimed that the streets of the working-class neighbourhood of Gentilly provided his most important schooling. In 1929, in an effort to improve his draftsmanship, he began photographing, just as Modernist ideas were beginning to promote photography as the prime medium for advertising and reportage.
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