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  Ruth Bernhard at John Stevenson.(Brief Article) - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Bernhard, who was born in Berlin in 1905 and has lived in the U.S. since 1927 and in San Francisco since 1953, continued to teach workshops until 1998.
But all are linked by Bernhard's centralized composition and foreground focus, by the exquisite range of tones of these fl-and-white prints, and by the utter clarity of the large-format negatives from which the images were in some cases contact-printed.
Bernhard has made portraits and landscapes in addition to the still lifes and nudes that were the focus of this show, but it's the nudes for which she's best known.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1G1-87023009.html   (500 words)

  
  Ruth Bernhard - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ruth Bernhard (born October 14, 1905), photographer, was born in Berlin, Germany.
Her father, Lucien Bernhard, was known as the "Father of the German Poster", and was famed as well for his typeface design.
Bernhard's work ranges from simple still lives to complex nudes.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ruth_Bernhard   (181 words)

  
 glbtq >> arts >> Bernhard, Ruth
Ruth Bernhard, one of the preeminent twentieth-century photographers of the nude female, was born Ruth-Maria Bernhard on October 14, 1905, in Germany.
Bernhard lived the actively lesbian part of her life during a time of widespread social oppression of homosexuals in the United States.
However, in her nineties, Bernhard cooperated with biographer Margaretta K. Mitchell in revealing publicly her many relationships with women, her non-consummated affair with Edward Weston, and her long involvement with a younger man. Her willingness to discuss her life openly attests to a bravery beyond that of many contemporary lesbian and bisexual artists.
www.glbtq.com /arts/bernhard_r.html   (671 words)

  
 Ruth Bernhard - Life Behind the Lens: A Retrospective Exhibition
But it is in the nudes that Bernhard's art shines brightest--young, firm, idealized female bodies worshipped by the camera, limbs stretched, folded, or wrapped around the body in endless variations, all resulting in superbly controlled compositions, perfectly molded in light and shade.
Bernhard experimented at times--as in the 1969 nude photographed behind rice paper creating a wonderfully textured surface behind which the perfect face and body are lit, as always, exquisitely.
But Bernhard's experimentation was cautious, conservative, and, more often than not, she seemed to return to her most successful templates--variations on her themes of the female nude, posed and lit as classical, sculptural ideals.
www.culturevulture.net /ArtandArch/Bernhard.htm   (627 words)

  
 Photography: Soulcatcher Studio: Ruth Bernhard
Ruth Bernhard was born on October 14, 1905 in Werder, Germany, near Berlin.
Ruth's photography began appearing in print in the early 1930s, and in the June 1939 issue of U.S. Camera, she was "the American Aces" cover story.
Ruth's first photograph of the nude was in 1934, but she did not begin concentrating on the genre until the 1950s and 60s.
www.soulcatcherstudio.com /artists/bernhard.html   (782 words)

  
 Museum of Contemporary Photography: Bernhard, Ruth
Ruth Bernhard is perhaps best known for her fl-and-white view camera pictures of nudes, still lifes, and natural forms, notably seashells and found objects.
Born on October 14, 1905 in Berlin, Ruth Bernhard was the daughter of the noted and versatile artisce Lucien Bernhard, often referred to as the “father of the German poster.” She came to the U.S. in 1927, where she worked as a photographer’s assistant at the magazine The Delineator.
Bernhard studied at the Academy of Art in her native town and was influenced by Edward Weston, Ansel Adams, Wynn Bullock, and Dorothea Lange.
www.mocp.org /collections/permanent/bernhard_ruth.php   (573 words)

  
 Photographer Ruth Bernhard dies at 101 : thewest.com.au
Renowned photographer Ruth Bernhard, whose fl-and-white images of compelling shapes from female nudes to seashells were regarded as still-life art, has died.
Bernhard, who was born in Germany, died in the US on Monday (Tuesday AEDT) in her San Francisco apartment, according to the city Medical Examiner's Office.
Bernhard is survived by two brothers, Karl of Afton, New York, and Alexander of London.
www.thewest.com.au /aapstory.aspx?StoryName=342790   (129 words)

  
 Ruth Bernhard still finds passion in her life
Ruth Bernhard had two rules for photographing nudes: Never shoot anyone for whom she felt a sexual attraction, and never design a photo with sex in mind.
Bernhard's father was a prolific and innovative graphic designer, but Bernhard suffered an estranged childhood and, through the lens of her 8-by-10-inch camera, developed as an artist largely on her own.
Bernhard became a commercial photographer while in her early 20s but, through Weston, discovered the possibilities of fine-art photography.
www.mattpeiken.com /Clips/Visual/bernhard.htm   (785 words)

  
 Ruth Bernhard, photographer famous for abstract nudes; 101 - The Boston Globe
LOS ANGELES -- Ruth Bernhard, a pioneer among women photographers who was best-known for her abstract images of female nudes, has died.
Bernhard's father divorced her mother, Gertrude, when Ruth was age 2, but he remained a powerful influence on his daughter's life and career.
Bernhard studied typography and art history at the Academy of Fine Arts in Berlin before she joined her father in New York City.
www.boston.com /news/globe/obituaries/articles/2006/12/22/ruth_bernhard_photographer_famous_for_abstract_nudes_101   (702 words)

  
 RUTH BERNHARD BIOGRAPHY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Hailed by Ansel Adams as "the greatest photographer of the nude," Ruth Bernhard has lived a life that spans almost a century of passionate, ceaseless exploration of the magic of light to create form.
Daughter of the legendary graphic artist and type designer Lucian Bernhard, Ruth moved from her native Germany to New York at the age of twenty-one.
Ruth moved to San Francisco in the fifties, where she established her place in the photographic world by producing a unique body of work focused on the female nude and an equally compelling series of still-lifes.
www.oswaldgallery.com /s.nl/sc.2/category.61/.f   (369 words)

  
 Art in America: Ruth Bernhard at John Stevenson - Brief Article
Bernhard, who was born in Berlin in 1905 and has lived in the U.S. since 1927 and in San Francisco since 1953, continued to teach workshops until 1998.
But all are linked by Bernhard's centralized composition and foreground focus, by the exquisite range of tones of these fl-and-white prints, and by the utter clarity of the large-format negatives from which the images were in some cases contact-printed.
Bernhard has made portraits and landscapes in addition to the still lifes and nudes that were the focus of this show, but it's the nudes for which she's best known.
findarticles.com /cf_dls/m1248/6_90/87023009/p1/article.jhtml   (536 words)

  
 MPR: Ruth Bernhard: "Life gave me presents"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
In 1953 Ruth Bernhard moved to California and fell in with the artists known as the F64 group.
There are dozens of Ruth Bernard's images in the MIA gallery, the earliest from the late 1920s, all the way through to when she stopped making pictures in the 1970s.
Bernhard says she is looking forward to seeing her pictures in the gallery.
news.minnesota.publicradio.org /features/200209/02_kerre_bernhard   (1058 words)

  
 AP Wire | 12/19/2006 | Black-and-white photographer Ruth Bernhard dies at 101   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Bernhard died Monday in her San Francisco apartment, according to the city Medical Examiner's Office.
Bernhard, who returned to California after World War II, also was a respected teacher, remembered affectionately for the warmth and optimism she exhibited during a party held in honor of her 100th birthday.
Bernhard is survived by two brothers, Karl of Afton, N.Y., and Alexander of London.
www.sanluisobispo.com /mld/sanluisobispo/16277254.htm   (305 words)

  
 Ruth Bernhard - Obituary - New York Times
Ruth Bernhard, whose classical fl-and-white photographs of the female nude and inanimate objects earned her a place of distinction among 20th-century photographers, died on Monday at her home in San Francisco.
Bernhard was known primarily for her dramatically lighted nude studies, which expressed her interest in abstract shape and form.
Ruth Bernhard was born in Berlin in 1905.
www.nytimes.com /2006/12/21/obituaries/21bernhard.html?ex=1324357200&en=42fc03ffd9fc4536&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss   (797 words)

  
 Ruth Bernhard | Women In Photography International
Ruth Bernhard: The Eternal Body was the first collection of Bernhard's forty year study of the nude to be presented in a single, elegantly bound monograph.
Complete with an insightful overview of Ruth Bernhard's artistry and working life, this landmark volume offers the viewer a stunning array of fifty master prints by one of the most significant artists of our time, revealing a unique and personal vision of the human body that is as breathtaking as it is profound.
Ruth was a huge life force that galvanized all she met to take the time to look, feel, breathe and to trust their gut feelings.
www.womeninphotography.org /ruthbernhardAA.html   (2343 words)

  
 Ruth Bernhard
For over half a century, acclaimed photographer Ruth Bernhard has worked to "simplify, isolate, and give emphasis to form with greatest clarity" in her radiant photographs of the female nude.
Woven throughout is correspondence between Ruth and her mentor Edward Weston, as well as interviews with friends, colleagues, students, and her long-time printer.
Ruth Bernhard is one of the great artistic talents of the twentieth century.
www.queertheory.com /histories/b/bernhard_ruth.htm   (537 words)

  
 Ruth Bernhard: Master Artist Tribute IV :: Past Exhibits :: Saint Mary's College of California   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Ruth Bernhard, one of the most distinguished photographers living today, believes people should "fall madly in love with the world." Her images have inspired and influenced generations of artists.
In her 92nd year, Bernhard continues to teach master classes in photography, lecture, work on exhibitions here and abroad, and collaborate on future book projects, as well as the establishment of her archives at Princeton University.
Ruth Bernhard: The Eternal Body, a stunning collection of fifty nudes, was published in 1986 and reprinted in 1994.
www.stmarys-ca.edu /arts/art_gallery/past_exhibits/bernhard.html   (274 words)

  
 Joanne Mattera Art Blog (formerly JM Blog): Remembering Ruth Bernhard   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Bernhard, who died on December 22, at the age of 101, was certainly as talented--and every bit as transgressive--as the limber-legged showman.
Photographs in Ruth Bernhard: Between Art & Life, by Bernhard and Margaretta K. Mitchell, show Bernhard surrounded by her partner Price Rice, and by friends and colleagues from all her worlds: artists and family, couples and singles, gay and straight, in all ages, colors and ethnicities.
Bernhard spent the last decades of her life teaching photography and being a mentor to many.
joannemattera.blogspot.com /2006/12/remembering-ruth-bernhard.html   (426 words)

  
 Pix Channel | Ruth Bernhard   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Born in Berlin in 1905, Ruth Bernhard studied at the Berlin Academy of Art before moving to New York in 1927 and beginning a career in commercial photography.
Bernhard's work has been included in the permanent collections of major museums and universities in the United States, Europe, Japan, and Mexico, and has been published worldwide.
Bernhard is widely admired for her collection of work on the female nude, embodying classical and sculptural ideals of beauty.
www.pixchannel.com /bernhard_lo.html   (119 words)

  
 Metroactive Arts | Ruth Bernhard   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Bernhard had already been successfully supporting herself with her camera for years when she first spied Weston's fl-and-white study of this dinnertime thistle in 1935.
A maverick in her use of nude models from as early as 1934, Bernhard's figures are sometimes almost unrecognizable as human, their bodies transformed (as with Sand Dune) into a sinuous run of line and hip and waist and shoulder and nape limned with light and defined by shadow.
Bernhard made a notation on her calendar and exactly one May later was at the ready when the knob did its annual ray-dance.
www.metroactive.com /papers/sonoma/03.28.02/bernhard-0213.html   (881 words)

  
 Ruth Bernhard
It was at the age of 24 that Ruth first struck at the chord of professional photography.
Soon thereafter, Ruth moved to the West Coast to study with Edward Weston in Carmel.
Ruth Bernhard's photographs of these ever common objects exudes a feeling of sentimentality and personal clause.
www.skjstudio.com /bernhard   (370 words)

  
 OregonLive.com: Ruth Bernhard, RIP
Bernhard was also a friend to other historical greats, including Edward Weston, Andre Kertesz and others who emerged during the middle of the 20th century, one of photography's most formative periods.
Bernhard met Weston on a Santa Monica beach in the mid-30s, and soon became a student of Weston's.
Like Weston, Bernhard took a special interest in photographing nudes, eventually carving out a special place during her nearly 80-year career: Bernhard was one of the first women to create a major body of work on nudes.
visualarts.blogs.oregonlive.com /default.asp?item=397895   (311 words)

  
 PHOTO VISION: A Conversation with Ruth Bernhard
Due to financial considerations, Ruth was unable to follow and so settled in Hollywood to pursue commercial photography and explore the artistic potentials of the medium.
Ruth moved to San Francisco in 1953 where she met and formed meaningful friendships with many great photographers such as Dorthea Lange, Imogen Cunningham, Morley Baer, Minor White and Ansel Adams.
Ruth Bernhard is the last surviving member of the original West Cost School of photographers who blazed a path in the world of fl-and-white, helping to establish photography as an undisputed art form.
www.photovisionmagazine.com /articles/bernhard-v1n3.html   (614 words)

  
 Ruth Bernhard
Ruth was not able to follow until her early 20s.
Ruth never married but she found fulfillment and emotional security in the parallel aspects of her work, as a photographer and a teacher.
Ruth’s first photograph of the nude was in 1934 (a woman curled up in the unlikely setting of a mammoth stainless steel salad bowl), but she did not begin concentrating on the genre until the 50s and 60s.
www.johnstevenson-gallery.com /bernhard_2004/bernhard_text.html   (733 words)

  
 Ruth Bernhard; renowned black-and-white photographer; 101 | The San Diego Union-Tribune
Famed photographer Ruth Bernhard, whose fl-and-white images of compelling shapes from female nudes to seashells are regarded as still-life art, has died.
Bernhard moved to San Francisco, where she befriended and worked with some of her greatest contemporaries, including Ansel Adams, Imogen Cunningham, Wynn Bullock and Dorothea Lange.
Bernhard moved to Los Angeles, where a chance encounter on the beach with photographer Edward Weston in 1935 changed the direction of her career.
www.signonsandiego.com /uniontrib/20061221/news_1m21bernhard.html   (277 words)

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