Dancing Nymph

Object Details

Title:

Dancing Nymph

Artist/Maker(s):

Arthur F. Kales (American, 1882 - 1936)

Culture:

American

Date:

about 1917

Medium:

Platinum print

Dimensions:

27.1 x 20.4 cm (10 11/16 x 8 1/16 in.)

Credit Line:

Gift of Michael Wilson

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Explaining the abundance of photographic activity in this state, Los Angeles resident Arthur Kales wrote, "Nature has climatically and scenically endowed California beyond her needs. Conditions are ideal for the enjoyment of photography the year round." Kales frequently used dancers as models for his dramatic, staged pictures, posing them in wooded settings or on movie sets.

Exhibitions
Dance in Photography (February 2 to March 28, 1999)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, (Los Angeles), February 2 to March 28, 1999