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  • Provenance

    Richard Lorenz, Milwaukee
    Paul Hertzmann, San Francisco
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1955

  • Exhibited

    Oakland Museum of Art, Seeing Straight: Revolution in Photography, Group f.64, October 24, 1992 ‐ May 29, 1994, no. 76, p. 144
    Gainesville, Harn Museum of Art, Pure Form: Ansel Adams and the West Coast Precisionist Photographers, March 31 ‐ June 16, 1996

  • Literature

    Barbara Millstein, Consuelo Kanaga: An American Photographer, New York, 1992, pl. 30, p. 101
    Mary Alinder, Group F.64: Edward Weston, Ansel Adams, Imogen Cunningham and the Community of Artists Who Revolutionized American Photography, 2014, p. 208

  • Catalogue Essay

    Consuelo Kanaga
    Born 1894, Astoria, Oregon
    Died 1978, Yorktown Heights, New York

    Selected museum exhibitions: Montclair Art Museum, New Jersey (1999); Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C. (1998); Brooklyn Museum (1976, 1993); Museum of Modern Art (1955); M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco (1932)
    Selected public collections: Art Institute of Chicago; Brooklyn Museum; International Center of Photography; The Jewish Museum, New York; Metropolitan Museum of Art; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

    Consuelo Kanaga’s photographic portraits communicate her compassion for her subjects and her dedication to creating compellingly beautiful photographs featuring dramatic sculptural volumes. She explained: “When you make a photograph, it is very much a picture of your own self. . . . Most people try to be striking to catch the eye. I think the thing is not to catch the eye but the spirit.” Beginning in the 1930s, Kanaga became one of the few white photographers in the United States to create artistic portraits of African Americans, as in the striking Frances with a Flower, 1930-32.


Frances with a Flower

signed in pencil on the lower right mount
gelatin silver print
9 3/4 x 7 3/4 in. (24.8 x 19.7 cm.)

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NOMEN: American Women Artists from 1945 to Today

New York Selling Exhibition 19 June - 3 August 2019