Adam-Salomon, Antony-Samuel

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Adam-Salomon, Antony-Samuel Gender: M
Samuel-Adam Salomon
born on 9 January 1818 at 02:00 (= 02:00 AM )
Place La Ferté sous Jouarre, France, 48n57, 3e08
Timezone LMT m3e08 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 18°17' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 16°14 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 04°45'

Antony-Samuel Adam-Salomon (Self-portrait, c. 1860)


French sculptor and photographer, AKA "Adama," whose portrait photographs were considered to be among the best existing works during his lifetime, and were renowned for their chiaroscuro produced by special lighting techniques.

His notable sculptures include busts of Victor Cousin, Odilon Barrot, Pierre-Jean de Béranger, Alphonse de Lamartine, Gioachino Rossini, and Marie Antoinette.

In 1870 Adam-Salomon was made a member of the Société française de photographie and received the Légion d’honneur the same year.

The photography of Adam-Salomon played a pivotal role in the mainstream acceptance of photography as an art form. Coverage of his work in the French press outnumbered that of Félix Nadar by a ratio of ten to one.

He died on 28 April 1881, aged 63, in Paris.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

In April 2016, Sy Scholfield submitted birth certificate n°3 from the online Seine-et-Marne archives, image 6/138.


  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (Sculptor)
  • Vocation : Art : Photography
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession