Gustave Le Gray
French, 1820-1884
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Collected by major museums
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Selected exhibitions
2018
Robert Koch Gallery at The Photography Show 2018, presented by AIPAD,
Robert Koch Gallery
Contemporary Works/Vintage Works at The Photography Show 2018, presented by AIPAD,
Contemporary Works/Vintage Works
Permanence and Change: Architectural Views,
Hans P Kraus Jr. Fine Photographs

Boldly asserting in 1850 that photography’s future would lie on paper, Gustave Le Gray refined the emerging French method of developing photographs from paper negatives, using thinner paper and coating it with wax to produce crisper images. Le Gray set out to establish photography’s place among the fine arts and …

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