Current Location:
Allendale Campus -> Service Building
Location Notes:
SER; across from rm. 1110,

Little Old New York, Twentieth Century Fox

Artwork
Identifier:
1998.L236.1
Artist:
Edward Weston
Medium:
Silver Gelatin Print
Date:
1940
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 9.5 in Width: 7.875 in
Description:
Black and white print of house half torn apart with supports holding up.
Historical Context:
Edward Weston, well known photographer, first began snapping photos at the age of sixteen taking picture of parks of Chicago where he grew up and his aunt’s farm. In 1908 Weston attended the Illinois College of Photography in Effington, Illinois. Weston's style transitioned from a pictorial approach to a new emphasis on abstract forms and sharp resolution in the early 1920's. His most famous works include images of natural forms, close-ups, nudes, and landscapes. For ten years before his passing Weston suffered with symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, yet he took this time to watch his sons grow as photographers, following in their father's footsteps.