ADAM-SALOMON, Antoine-Samuel - b. 1818 La Ferte-sous-Jouarre, d. 1881 Paris - WGA

ADAM-SALOMON, Antoine-Samuel

(b. 1818 La Ferte-sous-Jouarre, d. 1881 Paris)

French photographer who was a sculptor in his early career. He exhibited in the Paris Salon, first under his own name and then under the name Adama. Adam-Salomon learned photography in 1858 in Munich; in the following year, he opened his own portrait photography studio in Paris while continuing to sculpt.

He joined the Société Française de Photographie and exhibited regularly in the salons there. Adam-Salomon gave up photography in 1873 because of illness.