Jacques-Henri-Lartique

Florette at Picasso’s Studio, Cannes, c.1955. Jacques Henri Lartigue (French, 1894-1986).

Lartigue’s photographs of sun-drenched holidays on the French Riviera between the Wars crystallize the image of a glamorous era. A dashing figure himself, Lartigue turned his camera on the supremely elegant women who surrounded him: Bibi (Lartigue’s first wife), Florette, and the mysterious Renée Perle.