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  Edward Weston - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Edward Weston (March 24, 1886 - January 1, 1958) was an American photographer, and co-founder of Group f/64.
Edward Weston was born in Highland Park, Illinois on March 24, 1886.
Edward Weston died in his house on Wildcat Hill in Carmel, California on January 1, 1958.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Edward_Weston   (624 words)

 Edward Weston   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Edward Weston (March 24, 1886 - January 1, 1958) was an American photographer, co-founder of the Group f/64 and inventor of the Weston light meter.
In 1906, Weston moved to California, where he ultimately decided to stay and pursue a career as a portrait photographer.
Edward Weston died in his house in Carmel, California on January 1, 1958.
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 Edward Weston 1886-1958   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Edward Weston was renowned as one of the masters of 20th century photography.
Edward Henry Weston was born in Highland Park, Illinois, and raised in Chicago.
Weston later wrote, "the camera should be used for a recording of life, for rendering the very substance and quintessence of the thing itself, whether it be polished steel or palpitating flesh."
www.photo-seminars.com /Fame/EdWeston.htm   (734 words)

 Edward Weston Sampler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Edward Weston was born in 1886 in Highland Park, Illinois.
Weston had his own portrait studio in Tropico, California and also began to have articles published in magazines such as American Photography, Photo Era and Photo-Miniature where his article entitled "Weston's Methods" on unconventional portraiture appeared in September, 1917.
Weston's third son, Laurence Neil Weston, was born in 1916 and his fourth, Cole Weston, in 1919.
www.francesfarmersrevenge.com /stuff/images/weston   (669 words)

 Edward Weston vintage photographs for sale
Edward Weston is one of the twentieth century?s most prominent and pioneering photographers.
In 1915 Weston went to the San Francisco World?s Fair and it is there that he saw an exhibition of modern art that would greatly influence his vision and technique forever.
Weston, along with Ansel Adams, helped form the famous Group f/64 in 1932 and in 1937 he was the first photographer to receive a Guggenheim Fellowship.
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 Edward Weston
Edward Weston was born in Oswestry, Shropshire (England), in 1850 and brought up in Wales.
One of Weston's dynamos, running electric arc lamps, was shown at the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia in 1876, but it received little attention.
Weston invented and patented the saturated cadmium cell in 1893.
www.corrosion-doctors.org /Biographies/WestonBio.htm   (519 words)

 Miami Art Exchange - Edward Weston: Life Work
Anyway, Edward Weston is often cited as one of choice because, as simple as it may seem, it is not.
Weston's pepper, probably considered a vintage vegetable by today's standards, could not be easily found if he were recreating his image.
Edward Weston: Life Work is a 99-image survey of this great U.S. artist, containing an outstanding grouping of vintage prints from all phases of Weston's five-decade career.
www.miamiartexchange.com /miami_art_articles/miami_art_articles_2005/edward_weston_life_work.html   (1034 words)

 Inductee Biographies
Edward Weston, one of the most influential photographers of the 20th century, was born to Edward Burbank Weston, and Alice Jeanette Brett in Highland Park, Illinois, and grew up in Chicago.
Weston was travelling to New York to meet with Alfred Stieglitz, Clarence White, Paul Strand and others when he briefly interrupted his trip with a stop in Ohio.
Weston was able to do much of what he did and make his journey to Mexico with the financial help of his wife Flora.
www.iphf.org /inductees/eweston.html   (1751 words)

 Weston   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Edward Weston was born in the rather dull town of Oswestry, Shropshire (England), in 1850 and brought up in nearby Wales.
Weston had first used a carbon arc lamp in his own shop in 1874, run by his plating dynamo, and he continued to research lighting equipment.
Weston was also working on incandescent lamps; his background in chemistry served him well in developing filament materials.
chem.ch.huji.ac.il /~eugeniik/history/weston.htm   (1581 words)

 Edward Weston: Photography and Modernism
Weston's early experimentation with modernism begins with the soft-focus, romantic pictorialist portraits he took of friends and models and culminates with a much different series of nudes taken in 1936.
The first composition features Weston's friend and fellow photographer, Johan Hagemeyer, where the image is divided by a strong vertical at the exact center and then balanced by a nearly white parallelogram at left with a flat, dark shape containing the portrait on the right.
Weston spent two long periods in Mexico between 1923 and 1926, immersing himself in a culture he felt was spiritually and aesthetically richer than his own.
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 Edward Weston
EDWARD WESTON dreamt of making a living out of his "personal work." Despite an ongoing enthusiasm of his friends and a few wealthy and faithful patrons, it was always a struggle.
Edward, with Point Lobos in his mind, called himself "a prisoner of paradise." He started shooting at Point Lobos in 1929 and then, between 1938 and 1948, he worked on the last photographs of his life.
Edward used to say that despite the same camera, film and developer they were using, their works came from two separate artists on various level of development.
fototapeta.art.pl /2003/wste.php   (1345 words)

 SFMOMA | Exhibitions | Exhibition Overview: Edward Weston   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Edward Weston: The Last Years in Carmel, is the first exhibition ever to focus on these masterful pictures; in fact, more than a dozen of the photographs have never been shown or published.
Edward Weston, a member of Group f/64, was a central figure of the modernist photography movement.
Edward Weston exhibition curator Travis discusses the photographs Weston made at the end of his career and as he entered old age.
www.sfmoma.org /exhibitions/exhib_detail.asp?id=30   (695 words)

 Weston Exhibit
The name of the American photographer Edward Weston (1886-1958) evokes images of anthropomorphic still lifes, dramatic coastal landscapes, and stark dunes that embody the brilliant compositions and exquisite tonalities of the movement that came to be known as Straight Photography.
The works selected for "Edward Weston: A Legacy" will showcase a wide range of photographs from across the whole of the Guggenheim collection, including classic images that have come to define Weston's oeuvre and less familiar works that illustrate the photographer's mature perspective on his career.
"Edward Weston: A Legacy" is one of several shows highlighting the institution's rich holdings in the history of American and British art, presented as part of the centennial celebration of Henry Huntington's 1903 purchase of his San Marino estate.
www.huntington.org /LibraryDiv/Westonexhibit.html   (812 words)

 Weston, Edward. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Highland Park, Ill. Weston began to make photographs in Chicago parks in 1902, and his works were first exhibited in 1903 at the Art Institute of Chicago.
The works for which he is famous—sharp, stark, brilliantly printed images of sand dunes, nudes, vegetables, rock formations, trees, cacti, shells, water, and human faces are among the finest of 20th-century photographs; their influence on modern art remains inestimable.
Weston made his last photographs at his beloved Point Lobos, Calif., during the decade from 1938 to 1948, the year he was stricken with Parkinson’s disease.
www.bartleby.com /65/we/Weston-E.html   (302 words)

 Artists :: Edward Weston   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
One of the most original and renowned photographers of the twentieth century, Edward Weston made his first photographs in 1902 with a Bulls-Eye No. 2 camera.
Born in Illinois, Weston moved to California in 1906.
Weston was an active exhibitor in salon shows of the period but he became increasingly dissatisficd with his soft-focus, pictorial work.
www.robertkleingallery.com /gallery/westone   (78 words)

 Edward Weston: Masterworks from the Collection
The Oakland Museum of California presents Edward Weston: Masterworks from the Collection, an exhibition of 58 photographs by one of the world’s major figures in photography.
Edward Weston: Masterworks from the Collection is divided into thematic sections: Early Work (Pictorialism) and Mexico; Point Lobos and the Coast; Portraits; Still Lifes; Nudes; and Landscapes.
Edward Weston (1886-1958) was born in Highland Park, Illinois, and began to photograph with a Kodak Bulls-Eye #2 camera at age 16.
www.museumca.org /exhibit/exhi_weston.html   (548 words)

 KMA: Edward Weston: Life Work
Edward Weston: Life Work is a 100-image survey of this quintessential American artist, consisting of outstanding vintage prints from all phases of his five-decade career.
Weston, Ansel Adams, Imogene Cunningham, and Consuelo Kanaga were charter members, 1932, of the Group f/64, the name derived from the lense setting for aperture to achieve maximum image sharpness of both foreground and background.
Weston also kept journals, his Daybooks, the first one published by him in 1928, others published in 1961, edited by Nancy Newhall, that spoke directly to the forces that compelled him to create works that are untouched by the mundane or temporal.
www.knoxart.org /exhibitions/edwardweston   (1001 words)

 1990 Members - Edward Weston   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Weston Standard Cell, developed in 1893, was recognized as an international standard and was used by the National Bureau of Standards for almost a century to calibrate other meters.
Edward Weston also revolutionized electroplating by using a dynamo instead of current.
Weston also helped found Newark Technical School, predecessor to New Jersey Institute of Technology, and served on its Board of Trustees.
www.njinvent.njit.edu /1990/hall_of_fame_1990/edward_weston.html   (165 words)

 Photography: Soulcatcher Studio: Edward Weston
Edward Weston's photographs have become true iconic images in the history of photography.
Edward Weston himself remains one of the absolute masters of the medium.
Edward Weston's last will and testament states that his son Cole is the only individual given the right to print from his father's original negatives.
www.soulcatcherstudio.com /artists/weston.html   (273 words)

 Lodima Press - Edward Weston: Life Work   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
In keeping with Weston’s adherence to the contact print, the photographs are reproduced actual size, and on two different paper stocks and multiple ink colors to reflect Weston’s choice of papers and finish.
Weston’s three-year stay in Mexico in the mid-1920s marked his final break from the confines of the studio and his transition to sharp-focus "straight" photography; the book contains a generous selection of his Mexican work, followed by his celebrated shell and vegetable still lifes, sculptural nudes, sand-dune abstractions, and other landscapes both early and late.
Edward Weston: Life Work is drawn from the private collection of Michael P. Mattis and Judith G. Hochberg, whose joint writing in the Preface charmingly details their passion and quest for the work of this modern master.
www.lodimapress.com /lp/weston.asp   (416 words)

 The Mexico Years by Tina Modotti and Edward Weston - The Globalist > > Global Photography
Edward Weston had long been a staple in the artistic world when he began his affair with Modotti in the early 1920s.
Weston returned to the United States, where his fame grew through his photographs, focusing mainly on vegetables and nudes.
Weston’s work has influenced many photographers, and is showcased in some of the most reputable museums in the world.
www.theglobalist.com /DBWeb/StoryId.aspx?StoryId=4161   (594 words)

 special exhibitions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Edward Weston (American, 1886 - 1958) is a legendary figure and one of the most influential photographers of the 20th century.
The exhibition Edward Weston: A Photgrapher's Love of Life, features some of Weston's key works from the 1930s through World War II through an impressive selection of rare vintage prints, complimented by personal letters and postcards from Weston's family.
Driven to explore the unmanipulated power of form and beauty, Weston by 1922 left his pictorial past behind, ultimately becoming a pioneer of modern photography and the first photographer to be awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship.
www.portlandartmuseum.org /asp/special_exhibitions/exhibitions.asp?exhibitionID=18   (217 words)

 Amazon.ca: Editorial Reviews Books: Edward Weston: Portraits   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Aperture's Edward Weston: Portraits is a less ambitious and more casual presentation of one part of Weston's portfolio, the portraits that earned his keep and comprise 70 percent of his work, according to the book jacket.
Weston's life is sketched out, and Morgan tells us about the people who were Weston's portrait subjects and models.
Weston spent the greatest part of his towering career setting a standard of photographic portraiture.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/books/0893816477/reviews   (720 words)

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