(1882 - 1966)
Alvin Langdon Coburn was active/lived in New York, Massachusetts / Wales. Alvin Coburn is known for city view photography, modernist landscape painting.
Biography Alvin Coburn
Alvin Langdon Coburn was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on 11th June, 1882. He was an amateur photographer until he met Edward Steichen in 1899.
Coburn opened a studio in New York City and became a member of the Camera Club. In 1903 Coburn joined with Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Steichen, Clarence White and Gertrude Kasebier to form the Photo Secession* Group.
In 1904 Coburn moved to London where he developed a reputation for photographing the portraits of celebrities such as George Bernard Shaw and George Meredith. Coburn's portraits were collected and published in the books, Men of Mark (1913) and More Men of Mark (1922).
In London Coburn associated with a group of artists who were connected to Vorticism*.
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