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James Abbe (1883-1973), American photographer

Sitter in 4 portraits
Artist associated with 11 portraits
Photographer. Abbe started his career in New York and Hollywood, making Paris his base in the 1920s with a studio in the same road as Man Ray. He specialised in subjects from the theatre as well as fashion designers and was a pioneer of photojournalism. He was the subject of an exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery held in 1995, The Lure of the Limelight.

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James Abbe

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1933
NPG x2633

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James Abbe

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1933
NPG x2480

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James Abbe

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1933
NPG x2634

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Richarg Massock; James Abbe; Reynolds Packard

by Unknown photographer
vintage print, November 1936
NPG x194208