Gaspard Felix Nadar
(1820 - 1910)
Gaspard Felix Nadar was active/lived in France. Gaspard Nadar is known for photography, caricature.
Biography Gaspard Felix Nadar
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Ringmaster, publicist, and performer in a highly theatrical life, the legendary Nadar wore many hats—those of journalist, bohemian, left-wing agitator, playwright, caricaturist, and aeronaut. He had success in all these roles, but what he did best was collect a pantheon of friends whom he honored with his generous and perceptive photographic portraits.
Born Gaspard-Félix Tournachon in 1820, the son of a liberal publisher, Nadar grew up in Paris in the heady ferment of Romanticism. Alexandre Dumas, Victor Hugo, and Eugène Delacroix were his early heroes; Gérard de Nerval, Théophile Gautier, and Charles Baudelaire his maturing friends. Nadar's imagination, wit, and spontaneity, like his passion for the colorful, unconventional, and fr
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