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Edward Weston
Date: 1940 (printed 1983)
Artist: Beaumont Newhall
American, 1908 - 1993
Subject Matter: Edward Weston
American, 1886 - 1958
Printer: David Scheinbaum
American, born 1951
Dimensions: Support: 13 1/2 × 10 in. (34.3 × 25.4 cm) Support (Secondary): 20 × 16 in. (50.8 × 40.6 cm)
Medium: gelatin silver print
Credit Line: Gift of Gil and Eileen Hitchcock, 2015
Description: Photographer and photo-historian Beaumont Newhall made this portrait of his friend Edward Weston in 1940, when he visited him at home on Wildcat Hill in Carmel, California. After photographing with Weston at nearby Point Lobos, Newhall felt his pictures there were too influenced by Weston. He decided to tackle a fresh subject, instead: Weston’s house. Among the images he made were Weston’s coffee grinder and kitchen, along with this portrait of the artist looking out of the window in his darkroom.
Object Number: 2015.24.4
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