Paul Haviland

1880 - 1950

About the artist

Paul Burty Haviland (17 June 1880 – 21 December 1950) was an early French-American 20th-century photographer, writer and arts critic who was closely associated with Alfred Stieglitz and the Photo-Secession.

It was in 1908, after meeting the leader of the American pictorialist movement Photo-Secession, Alfred Stieglitz (1864-1946), that Paul Haviland became a keen photographer. His early work reflects this influence: indistinct figures, with hazy outlines, looming out of the semidarkness, marked by Japanism and Whistler's aesthetic.