Monterey Museum of Art Opens Edward Weston American Photographer

The Monterey Museum of Art presents Edward Weston: American Photographer an exhibition on view JUNE 18-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 was among the most significant American artists of the twentieth century. The exhibition will span the most prolific decades of his career. 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.

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

Monterey Museum of Art-La Mirada
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