Edward Weston: American Photographer: The Monterey Museum Of Art

The Monterey Museum of Art presents Edward Weston: American Photographer, June 17-October 2, 2011. This exhibition is organized from major museum and private collections and will feature vintage prints of Weston’s most famous and admired photographs along with rare images not widely exhibited.

Edward Weston, Shell, 1927, gelatin silver print,
© 1981 Center for Creative Photography, Arizona Board of Regents

Edward Weston was among the most significant American artists of the twentieth century. Born in Highland Park, Illinois, Weston came to California in 1926, where he began the work for which he is justly famous: sharply-focused black and white photographs of seashells, vegetables, landscapes, portraits and nudes. In 1929, Weston moved to Carmel and created the first of many photographs of the dramatic rocks and trees at Point Lobos. Soon thereafter, he became one of the founding members of Group f/64—a pioneering circle of photographers that included Ansel Adams and Imogen Cunningham. Widely renowned during his lifetime, Weston became the first photographer to receive a Guggenheim Fellowship for experimental work in 1936.

Edward Weston, Nude, 1927, gelatin silver print, © 1981 Center for Creative Photography, Arizona Board of Regents

Organized from major museum and private collections, Edward Weston: American Photographer, will feature vintage prints of Weston’s most famous and admired photographs along with rare images not widely exhibited. The exhibition will span the most prolific decades of Weston’s career.

Edward Weston, Sand Dunes, Oceano, 1934, gelatin silver print, © 1981 Center for Creative Photography, Arizona Board of Regents

The Monterey Museum of Art-La Mirada is located at 720 Via Mirada, Monterey, CA, 93940. The Monterey Museum of Art is open Wednesdays-Saturdays 11am-5pm, Sundays 1-4pm, $5 general admission. The exhibition will open with a preview event on Friday, June 17, 2011 at 6pm. For more information, visit www.montereyart.org or call (831) 372-5477.

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