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Claude Cahun

[French Surrealist Photographer, 1894-1954]

• Also known as:  Lucy Schwob
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Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago   NEW!

Notable SiteClaude Cahun at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan
Self-Portrait, ca.1927

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston   NEW!
Photograph collection online

Notable SiteMuseum of Modern Art, New York City

Notable SiteSan Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Allen Art Museum at Oberlin College, Ohio
Untitled (Self-Portrait), photograph

Jersey Heritage Trust, UK
Database of material connected with the Claude Cahun Collection. "e.g. newspaper and magazine clippings, photographs of unknown origin which may be family archives etc. This material was in boxes and portofolios known to have belonged to Claude Cahun (Lucy Schwob) and Marcel Moore (Suzanne Malherbe)."

Jersey Heritage Trust, UK
Extensive biography of Cahun and her stepsister, Suzanne Malherbe ("Marcel Moore")

Jersey Heritage Trust, UK
.PDF document with some information about the artist

Jersey Heritage Trust, UK
Database of 324 photographs

Los Angeles County Museum of Art   NEW!

Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas
Untitled (Self-Portrait)

National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:

Art Fund for UK Museums
Collection of photographs

Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Christie's Past Sale Archive
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

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Miscellaneous Sites:
This is Jersey

Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia

Modern Painters Magazine
Self-Portrait, 1928-30

The Guardian Newspaper, UK
What Do You Want From Me?

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Interactive Flash feature: Claude Cahun's Untitled (I am training, don't kiss me)

"Look Inside" and "Search Inside" Books at Amazon
Look Inside Books:Selections from the books listed below are scanned in, in high res. Text is clearly readable and art reproductions vary from so-so to excellent. Don't miss the fact that you can usually zoom in via the "View" drop-down menu, along the top row of Amazon's Online Reader.            
Search Inside Books:Same as "Look Inside", except that the entire book is scanned in, and the text is fully searchable. This is an unbelievable resource, for research and especially for previewing a book when making the decision to buy.
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