Edward Weston

Edward Weston

Edward Weston

Inventory # HO20520-E19007-046

Edward Weston
1886 - 1958 American

Oceano, 1936
gelatin silver print
on verso signed by Cole Weston, titled, dated 1936, inscribed "4MSO" and with the gallery inventory "SBG-EWE-0006-CF" and stamped with the Edward Weston facsimile signature stamp
7 1/2 x 9 1/2 in  19.1 x 24.1cm

Weston Gallery, California
Yarlow Saltzman Gallery, Toronto
Private Collection, Toronto
Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto

Edward Weston, The Daybooks Of Edward Weston, 2005, page 282

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Edward Weston is considered one of the most influential photographers of the 20th Century. Over the course of his 40-year career Weston photographed an expansive variety of subjects, including landscapes, still lifes, nudes, portraits, genre scenes and even whimsical parodies. In 1934, Weston began his well-known series of studies of the massive dunes at Oceano. He noted his daybook entry for April 20, “I made several dune negatives that mark a new epoch in my work. I must go back there, - the material made for me!” The dunes, in a perpetual state of change, continuously reshaped by the elements, captivated Weston. Weston was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 1947, and stopped photographing soon after. He spent the remaining 10 years of his life overseeing the printing of more than 1,000 of his most famous images, by his sons Brett and Cole. Cole Weston continued to make prints from Weston’s negatives to that same standard for more than 30 years following the photographer’s death.

This work was printed circa 1972 by the artist's son, Cole Weston. The gelatin silver print is mounted on board which measures 13 ¼ x 15 inches.

Please note: this work is unframed.

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