George Seeley

George Seeley

George Seeley

Inventory # HO20520-E19007-036

George Seeley
1880 - 1955 American

The Artist
photogravure
on verso inscribed "11975-L5"
7 7/8 x 6 1/4 in  20 x 15.9cm

Provenance:
Lee Gallery, Winchester, MA
Private Collection, USA
Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto

Literature:
Camera Work, Issue 29, January 1911

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George Seeley was an American photographer primarily associated with the pictorialist movement, which promoted photography as an art form equal to other, traditional fine art practices. Originally a student of painting, Seeley became interested in photography after meeting F. Holland Day. In 1904, his photographs were included in the First American Photographic Salon in New York, which led to Alfred Stieglitz inviting him to join the Photo-Secession. He was a member from 1906 to 1910. This lithe photograph was printed as a photogravure, and included in Camera Work Issue 29, in January 1911. Given Seeley’s involvement in the pictorialism movement, his portrayal of an artist at work with a palette in-hand suggests an equality between the artistic practice depicted and the medium in which the scene was rendered. This work is symbolic of the pictorialist aims to elevate photography as an art form equal to other fine arts, such as painting.

The full sheet size is 8 1/8 x 6 3/8 inches.

Please note: this work is unframed.

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