Collection consists of 256 original Edward Weston photographs, taken between 1918 and 1945, and ten pieces of correspondence.
195 of the prints are a series of 8×10 landscape photographs of California that Weston created for Westways magazine. The
remaining images are a variety of matted prints, including landscapes, still lifes, nudes, and portraits. Correspondence is
from Weston to Illiana Rosey and Rosario Mazzeo.
Edward Weston, (American, 1886-1958), was born in Highland Park, Illinois and from an early age was involved with photography.
He studied at the Illinois College of Photography in 1908, afterwards moving to Los Angeles to work for a commercial portrait
studio and eventually starting his own. Weston exhibited his works in many salons and exhibitions, making his works known
in the photographic community. In 1929 Weston moved to Carmel, California, where he would spend the rest of his life. Here
he was fascinated by his surroundings, producing many works in the Point Lobos coastal region. Weston stopped creating photographs
in 1948, suffering from Parkinson's disease.
2 document boxes (.75 linear feet)
5 oversize boxes
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