Meet Snapshot: Maurice Denis

Maurice Denis (1870–1943)
Maurice Denis, a painter and critic, founded the Nabis in 1888 and published the group’s manifesto in the magazine Art et critique. Denis mostly photographed his wife and their seven children, sometimes experimenting with extreme close-ups. He left behind 2,689 prints and 1,250 negatives. He had his negatives developed professionally; his wife did the printing and stored the images in albums.