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Seeking bio information on Aaron Scharf (author of 'Art and Photography' 1968)
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On This Date In Photography presents an event that happened, or is happening, on the date of posting. Journalistic, not necessarily academic, it aims to broaden the interests of devotees of photography, with some posts specifically on British photo history, others more wide ranging.Written on the day, of the day, your news of upcoming items for potential content, or other input, is most welcome.(It's a 'labour of love' I am…See More
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James McArdle replied to James McArdle's discussion Seeking bio information on Aaron Scharf (author of 'Art and Photography' 1968)
"Thank you for joining the conversation Larry. I'm glad you aren't dead (!), but am sorry that you never had the chance to actually meet Aaron Scharf. I'm grateful to have your anecdotes about him. James"
Oct 17, 2013
Larry J Schaaf replied to James McArdle's discussion Seeking bio information on Aaron Scharf (author of 'Art and Photography' 1968)
"I fear that I can contribute only trivia about Aaron Scharf.  Starting in the 1970s, back in the snail-mail days, we periodically exchanged mis-directed post.  With five letters in our first names (I never was a Lawrence) and very…"
Oct 17, 2013
James McArdle replied to James McArdle's discussion Seeking bio information on Aaron Scharf (author of 'Art and Photography' 1968)
"Thank you again Michael. I assume the son is Tom Scharf? Working from here in Australia it may be hard to get records. I hope there are other members of British photographic history who feel, as I do, that Aaron Scharf deserves better…"
Oct 16, 2013
Michael Pritchard replied to James McArdle's discussion Seeking bio information on Aaron Scharf (author of 'Art and Photography' 1968)
"I have his Pioneers of Photography book. No picture of him in it but he had one son who presumably would still be alive. "
Oct 15, 2013
James McArdle replied to James McArdle's discussion Seeking bio information on Aaron Scharf (author of 'Art and Photography' 1968)
"Thank you for your very prompt and helpful reply Michael! Yes Bill Jay's tribute seems to provide the most information. I have incorporated that and will include the 'Masterpiece' exhibition you have found. There are several articles…"
Oct 15, 2013
Michael Pritchard replied to James McArdle's discussion Seeking bio information on Aaron Scharf (author of 'Art and Photography' 1968)
"Scharf selected the exhibits for the RPS exhibition: Masterpiece: An Exhibition of Photographs from The Collection of the Royal Photographic Society which was an Arts Council touring exhibition that opened on 6 November 1971. Scharf also wrote a…"
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Seeking bio information on Aaron Scharf (author of 'Art and Photography' 1968)

I am seeking biographical information on Aaron Scharf, much published art historian, champion of photography as art and author of the important 'Art and Photography' (1968). Little information on this ground-breaking pioneer of photo-history can be obtained. What I can find, I have placed on https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aaron_Scharf and am seeking your assistance in either updating and completing that entry or sending information you may…See More
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On This Date In Photography presents an event that happened, or is happening, on the date of posting. Journalistic, not necessarily academic, it aims to broaden the interests of devotees of photography, with some posts specifically on British photo history, others more wide ranging.

Written on the day, of the day, your news of upcoming items for potential content, or other input, is most welcome.

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