Alvin Langdon Coburn (1882-1966) was an innovative American-born photographer who worked in Britain. He pioneered the vortograph, an abstract work produced using mirrors in a vortoscope. His portrait photographs were published in two works, Men of Mark (1913) and More Men of Mark (1922).
Read more about Coburn photographs 1912 to 1923.
Call number – COBURN COLLECTION
Date – 1900s to date
Extent – 16 books illustrated by Coburn
- The collection consists of, mostly presented by Coburn himself, plus ephemera concerning his life and career. Further material includes a portrait of Coburn by Max Weber.
- Read the Featured Item article on A. L. Coburn and E. O Hoppé’s Photographs of artists (1912-1923) from this collection.
- The collection is searchable via the catalogue.
Reference – MS 5683 Date – c. 1913 Extent – 1 folder
- Possible original images by Alvin Langdon Coburn from his Men of Mark series including: Mark Twain; Ezra Pound (copy); W B Yeats; George Moore; G K Chesterton; George Bernard Shaw; Thomas Hardy (2 images copies); H G Wells; Robert Bridges; Arthur Symons; William Orpen; Max Beerbolm; Joseph Conrad (copy); Henry James (copy); Gertrude Stein (copy).
- A description is available on our online database