Hans P. Kraus Jr. Inc., established in New York in 1984, is a dealer in nineteenth and early twentieth-century photographs. The gallery is recognized for representing the work of William Henry Fox Talbot, who announced his invention of photography in 1839, and other early photographers. Publications and exhibitions are produced regularly about important pioneers such as Talbot, Gustave Le Gray, Roger Fenton, Julia Margaret Cameron, Hill & Adamson, Captain Linnaeus Tripe, Charles Nègre and Joseph, vicomte Vigier. In keeping with that tradition, the gallery also shows the work of Pictorialist photographers, such as Edward Steichen, Frederick H. Evans and Alvin Langdon Coburn, who constitute the first cohesive group to promote photography as fine art at the turn of the century.
Hans P. Kraus Jr. Inc. is a member of the Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA), the Private Art Dealers Association (PADA), and the Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD).
The gallery has three annual exhibitions with public hours and participates in international art fairs: The European Fine Art Fair (TEFAF) Maastricht, The Art Show (ADAA), Frieze Masters, Paris Photo, and The AIPAD Photography Show.
Publications include monographs and catalogues under the series title Sun Pictures
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