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Gaspard Felix Nadar

 (1820 - 1910)
Gaspard Felix Nadar was active/lived in France.  Gaspard Nadar is known for photography, caricature.

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  ...  Displaying 750 of 5974 characters.

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About  Gaspard Felix Nadar

Born:  1820 - Paris, France
Died:   1910 - Paris, France
Known for:  photography, caricature