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  • Provenance

    The artist
    David Heath Gallery, Atlanta
    Private Collection
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1986

  • Literature

    Dater, Imogen Cunningham: A Portrait, cover, p. 126
    Dater, Twenty Years, p. 47
    Facio, Colección Fotografía del Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, p. 95
    Fetterman, Woman: A Celebration, pl. 52

  • Catalogue Essay

    Judy Dater
    Born 1941, Hollywood

    1959-1962 University of California, Los Angeles
    1963 BA San Francisco State University
    1966 MA San Francisco State University

    Selected museum exhibitions: de Young Museum, San Francisco (2018); St.Mary's College, Moraga, California (2013); California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland (1996); International Center of Photography, New York (1994); University of Maryland,Baltimore County (1988); DeSaisset Museum, University of Santa Clara, California (1986); San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (1984); Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans (1979); Oakland Museum, California (1975)
    Selected honors: Visiting artist, American Academy in Rome (1998, 2006); John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship (1978); Dorothea Lange Award, Oakland Museum (1974)
    Selected public collections: Art Institute of Chicago; Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris; J.Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; International Center for Photography, New York; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Oakland Museum, California; Tate Modern, London; Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography

    Imogen and Twinka at Yosemite (1974) pictures the encounter of famed photographer Imogen Cunningham and model Twinka Thiebaud (the daughter of painter Wayne Thiebaud). Taken during a photographic workshop in the national park, Judy Dater was inspired by Thomas Hart Benton’s painting Persephone (1939), with its themes of nudity and voyeurism. Emerging as a photographer with the advent of the feminist movement, Dater has championed an approach to the body that avoids objectification.

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Imogen and Twinka, Yosemite

1974
signed in pencil on the mount; titled, dated in pencil and copyright credit stamp on the reverse on the mount
gelatin silver print
10 x 8 in. (25.4 x 20.3 cm.)

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NOMEN: American Women Artists from 1945 to Today

New York Selling Exhibition 19 June - 3 August 2019