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William Henry Fox Talbot  1800-1877, UK

(Willam Henry Fox Talbot)
Rank (2014): 2252 

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USA 47
Germany 14
United Kingdom 7
Switzerland 5
France 3

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Artist Rank
Eugène Atget  557 28
Julia Margaret Cameron  910 26
Roger Fenton  2155 24
Alfred Stieglitz  562 24
Man Ray  18 20

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  The National Gallery of Art, USA 5
  National Media Museum, United Kingdom 4
  Fraenkel Gallery, USA 4
  J. Paul Getty Museum, USA 3
  MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, USA 3

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11.2.1800 Born in Melbury, Dorset, England (UK)

17.9.1877 Died in Lacock Abbey, Wiltshire, England (UK)

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Public exhibitions (Selection) 90  Please report missing Information

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   W. H. F. Talbot - Early Photographs - SAGE Paris, Paris

   First Photographs - William Henry Fox Talbot and the Birth of Photography - The Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA

   First Photographs: William Henry Fox Talbot and the Birth of Photography - ICP - International Center of Photography, New York City, NY

   Huellas de Luz. El arte y los experimentos de William Henry Fox Talbot - Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid

   Specimens and Marvels: The Work of William Henry Fox Talbot - National Media Museum, Bradford

   Die aufgehobene Zeit - Fotomuseum Antwerpen, Antwerp

   Die aufgehobene Zeit - Palais de Tokyo, Paris
   William Henry Fox Talbot - Musée de l´Elysée, Lausanne
   Die aufgehobene Zeit - Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig - MUMOK , Vienna
   Die aufgehobene Zeit - Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus & Kunstbau, Munich
   Die aufgehobene Zeit - Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin


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   (Mis)Understanding - Werke und Manifeste zur Fotografie - Museum Folkwang Essen, Essen
   Room Service - Vom Hotel in der Kunst und Künstlern im Hotel - Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Baden-Baden
   Cinema & Painting - Adam Art Gallery Te Pātaka Toi, Wellington
   A Royal Passion - The Getty Center, Los Angeles, CA

   At the Window: The Photographer's View - The Getty Center, Los Angeles, CA
   Flowers And Mushrooms - Museum der Moderne - MdM Mönchsberg, Salzburg
   Andata e ricordo/ Souvenir de Voyage - MART- Museo d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Rovereto
   Concrete - Fotografie Und Architektur - Jubiläumsausstellung 1 - Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur

   Art of Arrangement: Photography and the Still Life Tradition - National Media Museum, Bradford
   Der Mensch und seine Objekte - Museum Folkwang Essen, Essen
   Art of Arrangement - The Holburne Museum, Bath, Somerset
   Reconsidering the Photographic Masterpiece - UNM Art Museum - University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
   Silver, Salt, and Sunlight - MFA - Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, MA

Description  Brummels: Australias first gallery of photography - MGA - Monash Gallery of Art, Wheelers Hill, Victoria
Description  The Life and Death of Buildings - Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, NJ
   The Lives of Great FotographersWilliam Henry Fox Talbot, Julia Margaret Cameron, Eadweard Muybridge, Tony Ray-Jones, Wee - National Media Museum, Bradford
Description  Things are Queer - Highlights der Sammlung UniCredit - MARTa Herford, Herford
   Drawing With Light Paper Negatives 1842 - 1864 - Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York City, NY
   The Original Copy: Photography of Sculpture, 1839 to Today  - Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich
   In Focus: The Tree - The Getty Center, Los Angeles, CA

   Making it Modern - MGA - Monash Gallery of Art, Wheelers Hill, Victoria
   Tant qu’il y aura des feuilles - Domaine national de Chambord, Chambord
   The Image Wrought: Historical Photographic Approaches in the Digital Age - Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca, NY
   Material Witnesses: Photographs of Things - Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute - The Clark, Williamstown, MA

   In the Darkroom: Photographic Processes Before the Digital Age - The National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
   Die Zukunft der Vergangenheit - Moderne Fotografie im 19. Jahrhundert - Galerie Albstadt, Albstadt
   Silver Anniversary - Hans P. Kraus Jr., Inc., New York City, NY
   The Malcolmson Collection - Presentation House Gallery - PHG, North Vancouver, BC

   Document or Art? Photography in the Long 19th Century, 1839-1914 - Davison Art Center, Middletown
   A Story of Photography: The Marjorie and Leonard Vernon Collection - Los Angeles County Museum of Art - LACMA, Los Angeles, CA
   Masterpiece Photographs from the Minneapolis Institute of Arts: The Curatorial Legacy of Carroll T. Hartwell - The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN
   The Infinite Landscape: Master Photographers From The Umma Collection - UMMA - The University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI
   The Marc Rich Collection - Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich
   Framing a Century: Master Photographers, 1840–1940 - The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, NY
   Impressed by Light: British Photographs from Paper Negatives, 1840–1860 - The National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
   Picturing the Process: Portraiture Through the Lens - The Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA

   How We Are - Photographing Britain - Tate Britain, London
   Fragmente zur Melancholie · Aus den Anfängen der Fotografie - Kunsthalle Tübingen, Tübingen
   Paris in Transition - Photographs from the National Gallery of Art - The National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

   Seventy-five at 75: Selections from the Joseph and Elaine Monsen Photography Collection at the Henry Art Gallery - Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
   Botanicals - Michael Hoppen Gallery, London
   LandMinds - CCA - Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM
   Personal Perspectives: Aspects of European Photography - The de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA
   Photographic Discoveries - Recent Acquisitions - The National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

   To look or to see - in search of meanings in photography - The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki
Description  Blind At The Museum - Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive BAM/PFA, Berkeley, CA

Description and image  Speaking with hands - Photographs from The Buhl Collection - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City, NY
Description and image  Time's Shadow - Photographs From The Jan Leonard And Jerrold Peil Collection - Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive BAM/PFA, Berkeley, CA
   The Amazing & The Immutable - University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, FL

   A Gift of Light - Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA
   Master Photographers & Master Prints 1840-2000 - Akira Ikeda - Berlin, Berlin
Description  Photo - Kunst - 1852 - 2002 - Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Stuttgart
   Unknown Pleasures:Unwrapping the Royal Photographic Society Collection - National Media Museum, Bradford
   An Eye for Exploration - Photographs from the Jonathan Stein Collection - Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, NH

   Colección Nacional de Fotografia, Centro Portugués de Fotografia - Fundació Foto Colectania, Barcelona

   The Nature of Still Life - - Galleria d'Arte Moderna di Bologna - GAM, Bologna (closed, 2007)
   Victorian Photography from the Collection of the Clark Art Institute - Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute - The Clark, Williamstown, MA

   ARCHITEKTURPHOTOGRAPHIE 19.JH. - Sabine Schmidt Galerie, Cologne
   150 Years of Photography - Davison Art Center, Middletown

   An Eclectic Focus: Photographs from the Vernon Collection - Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA
Description  Private Collection - Bildmuseet, Umeå
Description  Photographs from the collection - The National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
   Deep Storage – Arsenale der Erinnerung - Museum Kunstpalast, Dusseldorf

   Deep Storage: The Arsenal of Memory - Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA

   Private View. Collection Allan Porter - Museum im Bellpark, Kriens

   Willam Henry Fox Talbot, John Llewelyn, Nevil Story Maskelyne - Muzeum Historii Fotografii im. Walerego Rzewuskiego, Krakow
   Seeing Things: 15Th Anniversary Exhibition - Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, CA

   Highlights of the Alfred Stieglitz Center Collection of Photographs - Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA

   The Kiss Of Apollo: Photography And Sculpture 1845 – To The Present - Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, CA

   The Insistent Object: Photographs 1845 – 1986 - Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Description  The Golden Age of British Photography, 1839-1900 - Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA

   19th & 20th Century Master - ArtSpace - Virginia Miller Galleries, Coral Gables (Miami), FL

   Die ersten dreißig Jahre der Photographie 1840 - 1870 Die Sammlung Robert Lebeck - Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin

   Before Photography: Painting and the Invention of Photography - MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY

   Photography And Architecture: 1840 – 1980 - Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, CA
   Treasures of the Royal Photographic Society - ICP - International Center of Photography, New York City, NY

   documenta 6 - Documenta, Kassel

   Collage and the Photo Image - MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY

   Photography 1839-1937 - MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY


 Dealer Directory  5


 SAGE Paris, Paris


 Kicken Berlin, Berlin


 Robert Klein Gallery, Boston, MA
 Charles Isaacs Photographs, New York City, NY
 Lee Gallery, Winchester, MA


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 The National Museum of Photography - The Black Diamond, Copenhagen


 Museum für Photographie Braunschweig, Braunschweig
 Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Stuttgart


 Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv

United Kingdom

 Fox Talbot Museum - Lacock Abbey, Lacock, Wiltshire


 UMMA - The University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI
 Boca Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL
 The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
 Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH
 The Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI
 Indianapolis Museum of Art - IMA, Indianapolis, IN
 Los Angeles County Museum of Art - LACMA, Los Angeles, CA
 Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, NH
 Middlebury College Museum of Art, Middlebury, VT
 Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI
 The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN
 The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, NY
 MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY
 Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MA
 The Snite Museum of Art, Notre Dame, IN
 George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film, Rochester, NY
 Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA
 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art - SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA
 Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University, Stanford, CA
 The Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, MA


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