France. Paris. Widow of Montmartre


(American, b. 1933)
Image: 20.2 x 30.4 cm (7 15/16 x 11 15/16 in.); Paper: 27.8 x 35.3 cm (10 15/16 x 13 7/8 in.)
© Bruce Davidson/Magnum Photos
Location: not on view
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The widow, who lived alone in a garret in Paris, had known Toulouse-Lautrec and Gauguin.


Stationed in a photo lab outside Paris while serving in the U.S. Army during World War II, the twenty-two-year-old Davidson began photographing the aged widow of Impressionist painter Léon Fauché. In a methodical dedication that would later become typical of Davidson’s working style, he visited Madame Margaret Fauché daily for months, photographing every aspect of her life.



Bruce Davidson

(American, b. 1933)
America, 20th century

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