These procedures required considerable handwork and resulted in one-of-a-kind prints that in their softening effects resembled etchings or lithographs rather than photographs.
April 12, Death Date: June 23, Place of Birth: She was best known for her detailed, sharply focused photographs of plants as well as her revealing portraits. Cunningham took many well-known portraits of celebrities and artists, especially while working for Vanity Fair in the s.
Imogen Cunningham was born in Portland, Oregon, on April 12, The favorite child of Isaac Cunningham, she was educated at home by her father before enrolling in school at the age of eight. Cunningham was said to be interested in photography since childhood and was given art lessons, a luxury her family could barely afford.
She paid for her own education by working as a secretary to a professor and making lantern slides for a botany class. Cunningham studied chemistry because a professor told her that this subject would be an excellent background for photography. Her interest in photography deepened when saw the work of Gertrude Kasebier, a professional photographer who Cunningham greatly admired.
InCunningham acquired her first camera, and took a portrait of herself in the nude. InCunningham graduated from the University of Washington.
She wrote a senior thesis entitled "The Scientific Development of Photography," which examined the work of a local photographer, Edward Curtis. From untilshe worked as a professional photo-technician for his studio. Cunningham spent much of her time printing and retouching his negatives of Native Americans.
She also learned the platinum printing process from A. Muhr, who worked at the Curtis studio. Her coursework included art history and life drawing, but she focused on platinum printing.
This exhibit featured both American and European photographers, and gave her an opportunity see the development of different styles. On her way home, she met Gertrude Kasebier, the woman who inspired her to become a photographer.
In New York she met another important photographer, Alfred Stieglitz. I did not express myself in a way that anyone could possibly remember and I felt Stieglitz was very sharp but not very chummy.
I also looked up Gertrude Kasebier, who was most cordial. She also became active in the local art scene. Cunningham was a charter member and only photographer in the Seattle Fine Arts Society. Her most interesting work was not done in her commercial enterprise.
For five years, from untilCunningham took romantic photos of several artist friends who maintained studios nearby. The photos were inspired by some favorite writings, especially William Morris and mythology. Most were taken in a soft focus. An early review, quoted by Lorenz in Imogen Cunningham: A Life in Photography, praised her work: Still, inshe was given her first solo exhibition at the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences.
On February 11,Cunningham married Roi Partridge, a Seattle etcher, photographer, and print specialist. They eventually had three children, Gryffyd born inand Rondal and Padraic twins born in Cunningham caused a local scandal in when she published nude photographs of her husband, taken on Mount Rainer.
The couple had adjoining studios. Partridge was often gone on sketching expeditions, leaving Cunningham in charge of their business affairs and children. In her first years in San Francisco, Cunningham did not often work professionally.We offer photographs as works of art.
As former employees of and biographers of Ansel Adams we are in a unique position to offer our wealth of knowledge in assistance to any collector. Aug 31, · Imogen Cunningham’s picture, Tower of Jewels Magnolia Blossom (), is so detailed that the natural beauty of the magnolia bud is transformed into the synthetic beauty of cut gems.
This particular flower is newly opened and portrays an air of pristine elegance and perfection.
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