Frank Eugene

American (1865 - 1936)
Frank Eugene Minuet Published April 1910

Biography

Born 1865
Died 1936
Nationality American
Birth place New York City
Death place München

Frank Eugene was born, and originally worked in New York. He was recognised as an accomplished stage designer and painter before he emerged as a photographer, although he continued to combine strands of design in his photographic work. He moved to Germany in 1906, where he became a lecturer on Pictorial photography in Munich, and, in 1913, the Royal Academy of Graphic Arts in Leipzig created a professorship especially for him. His work is characterised by a distinctive style which emerged from his training as a painter. He would manipulate his photogravures with a variety of techniques, such as scratches and brushstrokes, to increase their relation to paintings and graphics.