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On the First Floor of the Beat Hotel


Artwork Details:

  • Original Silver Gelatine print, developed and printed by Harold Chapman
  • 1/1
  • 38 x 33 cm 
  • Mounted
  • Signed

“On the first floor was William Guthrie’s studio where he was working on very large pictures.  The room was bare except for paint and canvasses and a piece of string went across one wall to the other so that he could hang up anything that he needed to dry.  He was actually working in the Beehive in Montparnasse where he would go for tuition often. ”

Harold Chapman 

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Harold Chapman was born in Deal in 1927.  As a child, his father introduced him to the magic of photography. Harold was self-taught.  He started his career as a jazz photographer in Soho. Meeting Vogue photographer, John Deakin, changed his life. He went to Paris and became a street photographer and was soon working for The New York Times.  In 1957 he moved into the Beat Hotel – then a hotel with no name – on the Left Bank and lived there untill it closed in 1963. Visit Artist page

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