Peter A. Juley and Son Collection
Louis Bouche (1896--1969)
20.3 x 25.4 cm (8 x 10 in.)
Peter A. Juley and Son Collection

Louis Bouche (1896--1969), painter, muralist and teacher at the Art Students League and the National Academy of Design. In the 1920s he managed Wanamaker's Belmaison Galleries, the first modern art gallery in a department store in New York City.

Peter A. Juley (1862-1937) came to the United States in 1888 from the small German town of Alf, on the Mosel. How he first became interested in photography and fine arts is not known, but around 1896 he opened a small portrait studio in Cold Spring, New York. Around 1907, following a brief period as a staff photographer for Harper's Weekly, Juley re-established his photography business in New York City, and a few years later his son, Paul P. Juley (1890-1975), became a partner. Father and son specialized in photographing works of art and in taking portraits of artists. Throughout the firm's long history from 1896 to 1975, Peter A. Juley and Son became the largest and most respected fine-art photography studio in New York, serving museums, galleries, art dealers, private collectors, corporations, conservators, and almost every major American artist.

Source: Joan Stahl, American Artists in Photographic Portraits from the Peter A. Juley & Son Collection, (New York: National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, in association with Dover Publications, Inc., 1995). Negative # J0001232