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ID: 500037107
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ulan/500037107

 

Record Type: Person
Jones, Pirkle (American photographer and teacher, 1914-2009)

Note: Born 2 January 1914. Jones began to photograph in 1930. From 1946 to 1949, Jones studied photography with Ansel Adams and Minor White at the California School of Fine Arts, now the San Francisco Art Institute. From 1949, Jones worked as a freelance photographer in San Francisco, California. In 1947, he photographed the architecture of Bernard Maybeck in San Francisco, California. From 1949 to 1952, Jones worked as an assistant to photographer Ansel Adams in San Francisco, California. From 1953 to 1958, he was an instructor of photography at the California School of Fine Arts, and since 1970, he was an instructor of photography at the San Francisco Art Institute. In 1956, Jones collaborated with photographer Dorothea Lange on a project to document the flooding of the Berryessa Valley, California, to form a reservoir. The resulting book entitled 'Death of a Valley' was published in 1960. In 1964, Jones photographed the town of Walnut Grove, California. He documented the Black Panthers in 1968, and exhibited the photographs at the De Young Museum in San Francisco. The photographs were published in book form as “Black Panthers,” with an introduction by Kathleen Cleaver.

Names:
Jones, Pirkle (preferred,V,index,LC)
Pirkle Jones (V,display)

Nationalities:
American (preferred)

Roles:
artist (preferred)
photographer
teacher

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Shreveport (Caddo parish, Louisiana, United States) (inhabited place)
Died:  San Rafael (Marin county, California, United States) (inhabited place)

Events:
active:   since 1930  San Francisco (San Francisco county, California, United States) (inhabited place)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
assistant of ....  Adams, Ansel  1949 - 1952
......................  (American photographer, 1902-1984) [500026108]
collaborated with ....  Lange, Dorothea  in 1956
................................  (American photographer, 1895-1965) [500007674]
student of ....  Adams, Ansel  from 1946 to 1949
..................  (American photographer, 1902-1984) [500026108]
student of ....  White, Minor  from 1946 to 1949
..................  (American photographer and author, 1908-1976) [500000194]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Jones, Pirkle (I)

Biographies:
(American photographer and teacher, 1914-2009) ..... [VP Preferred]
(American photographer and teacher, born 1914) ..... [CCA]
(artist, 1914-2009) ..... [GRL]
(American artist, 1914-2009) ..... [MoMA]

Additional Names:

Sources and Contributors:
Jones, Pirkle ........ [CCA Preferred, GRL Preferred, MoMA Preferred, VP]
............................  Artists, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) New York (2000-)
............................  Grimes, Pirkle Jones, New York Times (2009)
............................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 90650175
............................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
Pirkle Jones ........ [CCA, MoMA]
..........................  Artists, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) New York (2000-)
..........................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database

Subject: ........ [CCA, Gallery Systems, GRL, MoMA, VP]
....................  Auer, Encyclopédie des Photographes (1985)
....................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
....................  Eastman House Database [online] (n.d.)
....................  Gallery Systems (2000-) LOC ID: n90650175
....................  Grimes, Pirkle Jones, New York Times (2009) obit.
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) LOC ID: n90650175
....................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
....................  Naylor, Contemporary Photographers (1988)
....................  Subjektive Fotografie (1985) 124
....................  Watkins to Weston: 101 Years of California Photography (1992) 180
 
Note:
English .......... [CCA, VP]
.......... Auer, Encyclopédie des Photographes (1985)
.......... Naylor, Contemporary Photographers (1988)
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