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Edward Henry Weston

 
Edward Henry Weston

19th-20th century American photographer
(Highland Park, Illinois, 3/24/1886 - 1/1/1958, Carmel, California)

Note: Noted for innovative photographs of California, Mexico, portraits, industry, and abstract organic forms, including human figures, shells, and plants. Weston took his first photographs with a box camera in 1902. In 1906 he moved to California; was an itinerant portraitist. From 1908 to 1911. He traveled to Mexico, New York City, and Ohio, where he made his first industrial photographs. Weston worked for a commercial portrait studio in Los Angeles, in his own studio in Tropico (now Glendale) California, in Mexico City with Tina Modotti, with his son Brett in San Francisco, in Carmel, California, and in Santa Monica, California. Weston was a co-founder of the Group f/64 in 1932. American photographer.

14 objects

Plaster Works, Los Angeles

1925
gelatin silver print
Gift of David P. Becker, Class of 1970
1971.43.1
 

Casa de Vecindad, D.F.

1926
gelatin silver print
Gift of David P. Becker, Class of 1970
1971.43.2
 

Rose, Mexico

1926
gelatin silver print
Gift of David P. Becker, Class of 1970
1971.43.3
 

Two Shells

1927
gelatin silver print
Gift of David P. Becker, Class of 1970
1971.43.4
 

Flaming Cypress Root, Point Lobos

1929
gelatin silver print
Gift of David P. Becker, Class of 1970
1971.43.5
 

Pepper, No. 30

1930 (printed 1971)
gelatin silver print
Gift of David P. Becker, Class of 1970
1971.43.6
 

Nude

1934
gelatin silver print
Gift of David P. Becker, Class of 1970
1971.43.7
 

Grass and Sea, Big Sur

1937
gelatin silver print
Gift of David P. Becker, Class of 1970
1971.43.8
 

North Wall, Point Lobos

1946
gelatin silver print
Gift of David P. Becker, Class of 1970
1971.43.9
 

Blue Dune, Oceano

1948
dye transfer print
Gift of David P. Becker, Class of 1970
1971.43.10
 

Nude with Hand over One Eye

1933
gelatin silver print
Gift of Isaac Lagnado, Class of 1971
1986.94.26
 

Amaryllis

1925-1930 (printed c. 1925-1930)
gelatin silver print
Museum Purchase
1988.39
 

Jean and Zohmah (Jean Charlot and Zomah Day) 1933

ca. 1933
silver print
Museum Purchase, Gridley W. Tarbell II Fund
2004.14.2
 

Lake Tenaya

1937
vintage gelatin silver print on paper
Gift of Bill and Mary Earl Rogers
2019.45