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

Las Truchas, New Mexico

Artwork
Identifier:
1998.L239.1
Artist:
Edward Weston
Medium:
Silver Gelatin Print
Date:
1941
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 7.875 in Width: 9.5 in
Description:
Print of a wood shack and large sturdy cross with multiple crosses surrounding it on the ground .
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. Before his passing, for ten years, 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.