Siegfried Bing

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Samuel Siegfried Bing (26 February 1838 6 September 1905), who usually gave his name as S. Bing (not to be confused with his brother, Samuel Otto Bing, 1850–1905), was a German-French art dealer who lived in Paris as an adult, and who helped introduce Japanese art and artworks to the West and was a factor in the development of the Art Nouveau style during the late nineteenth century.

Bing, wearing a hanfu
Cover of an issue of Le Japon Artistique, which he published from 1888 to 1891
His gallery the Maison de l'Art Nouveau in Paris
Gallery entrance

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