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  • Provenance

    Private Collection
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1995

  • Catalogue Essay

    Imogen Cunningham

    Born 1883, Portland, Oregon
    Died 1976, San Francisco

    1907 BA University of Washington, Seattle
    1909 Technische Hochschule, Dresden


    Selected museum exhibitions: Seattle Art Museum (2009); Fotografie Forum Frankfurt (1992); American Federation of Arts (1983); Art Institute of Chicago (1964); Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle (1965, 1974); George Eastman House, Rochester (1961); Cincinnati Art Museum (1956); Dallas Art Museum (1935); M. H. de Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco (1931, 1970); Portland Art Museum, Oregon (1914)

    Selected honors: John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship (1970); Honorary Doctorate, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland (1968); American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1967)

    Selected public collections: Art Institute of Chicago; Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University, California; George Eastman House, Rochester; Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.; Museum of Modern Art; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Philadelphia Museum of Art; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography


    Imogen Cunningham is among the most renowned American photographers of the twentieth century for her portraits, nudes, and botanical studies. With Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, and others, she was a key member of Group f/64, championing precisely exposed photographs of the natural world. For Aloe, 1949, she captured the leaves of a succulent with a dramatic sense of abstract form and careful attention to light and framing.

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Aloe

1949
signed and dated in pencil on the mount; estate stamp on the reverse of the mount; the facsimile signature studio label with the “1331 Green Street” address affixed to the reverse of the mount
gelatin silver print
13 1/2 x 10 1/2 in. (34.3 x 26.7 cm.)

Estimate On Request

Place Advance Bid

NOMEN: American Women Artists from 1945 to Today

New York Selling Exhibition 19 June - 3 August 2019