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ID: 500003372
 
Record Type: Person
Weston, Edward (American photographer, 1886-1958)

Note: Noted for innovative photographs of California, Mexico, portraits, industry, and abstract organic forms, including human figures, shells, and plants. Weston took his first photographs with a box camera in 1902. In 1906 he moved to California; was an itinerant portraitist. From 1908 to 1911. He traveled to Mexico, New York City, and Ohio, where he made his first industrial photographs. Weston worked for a commercial portrait studio in Los Angeles, in his own studio in Tropico (now Glendale) California, in Mexico City with Tina Modotti, with his son Brett in San Francisco, in Carmel, California, and in Santa Monica, California. Weston was a co-founder of the Group f/64 in 1932. American photographer.

Names:
Weston, Edward (preferred,V,index,LC)
Edward Weston (V,display)
Edward Henry Weston (V)
Weston, Edward Henry (V)

Nationalities:
American (preferred)

Roles:
artist (preferred)
photographer
owner

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Highland Park (Lake county, Illinois, United States) (inhabited place)
Died:  Carmel-By-The-Sea (Monterey county, California, United States) (inhabited place)

Events:
active:   1906 - 1921  California (United States) (state)
active:   1923 - 1928  Mexico (North and Central America) (nation)
active:   1928 - 1958  California (United States) (state)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
apprentice was ....  Van Dyke, Willard Ames  in 1929
..........................  (American photographer and filmmaker, 1906-1986) [500037065]
colleague of ....  Ross, Donald  
......................  (American photographer, 1912-1999) [500127867]
friend of ....  Alvarez Bravo, Manuel  
................  (Mexican photographer, 1902-2002) [500028115]
friend of ....  Piaskowski, Nata  
................  (American photographer, 1912-2004, born in Poland) [500127866]
friend of ....  Scheyer, Galka  
................  (American art dealer and collector, 1889-1945, born in Germany) [500349756]
grandparent of ....  Weston, Kim  
..........................  (American photographer, born 1953) [500349643]
influenced ....  Cunningham, Imogen  
....................  (American photographer, 1883-1976) [500115187]
parent of ....  Weston, Brett  
................  (American photographer and sculptor, 1911-1993) [500030585]
parent of ....  Weston, Cole  
................  (American photographer, 1919-2003) [500347175]
partner of ....  Mather, Margrethe  from 1912 to 1922
..................  (American photographer, 1885-1952) [500019981]
partner of ....  Modotti, Tina  1923-1926
..................  (Italian and American photographer, 1896-1942, active in Mexico) [500031886]
sibling of ....  Seaman, Mary Weston  
..................  (American collector, died 1952) [500108364]
teacher of ....  Bernhard, Ruth  
..................  (American photographer, 1905-2006) [500105646]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Weston, Edward (I)

Biographies:
(American photographer, 1886-1958) ..... [VP Preferred]
(American photographer, 1886-1958) ..... [BHA]
(American photographer; born Highland Park (Illinois, United States), 1886; died Carmel (California, United States), 1958) ..... [CCA]
(American photographer b.1886) ..... [GRLPSC]
(American, 1886-1958) ..... [JPGM]
(American photographer, 1886-1958) ..... [AVERY]
(American photographer, 1886-1958) ..... [Grove Art]
(artist, 1886-1958) ..... [GRL]
(American owner, 1850-1936) ..... [PROV]
(artist, active 20th century) ..... [GRISC]

Sources and Contributors:
Edward Henry Weston ........ [VP]
.......................................  J. Paul Getty Museum, collections online (2000-)
Edward Weston ........ [CCA, GRISC, PROV, VP]
............................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
............................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
............................  Harald Szeemann papers, Finding Aid, GRI Special Collections (2011-)
Weston, Edward ........ [AVERY Preferred, BHA Preferred, CCA Preferred, GRISC Preferred, GRL Preferred, GRLPSC Preferred, Grove Art Preferred, JPGM Preferred, PROV Preferred, VP Preferred]
..............................  Avery Authority files (1963-)
..............................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
..............................  Harald Szeemann papers, Finding Aid, GRI Special Collections (2011-)
..............................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 79021948
..............................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
..............................  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
..............................  Vollmer, Künstler-Lexikon 20. Jahrhunderts (1953-62)
Weston, Edward Henry ........ [CCA, Grove Art, VP]
.........................................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
.........................................  J. Paul Getty Museum, collections online (2000-)

Subject: ........ [AVERY, BHA, CCA, Gallery Systems, GRISC, GRL, GRLPSC, Grove Art, JPGM, PROV, VP]
....................  Auer, Encyclopédie des Photographes (1985)
....................  Borcoman, Magicians of Light (1993). 142
....................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
....................  Clark Art Institute Library
....................  Eastman House Database [online] (n.d.)
....................  Gallery Systems (2000-) LOC ID: n79021948
....................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
....................  Harald Szeemann papers, Finding Aid, GRI Special Collections (2011-)
....................  J. Paul Getty Museum, collections online (2000-)
....................  LCNAF Library of Congress Name Authority File [n.d.]
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) LOC ID: n79021948
....................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
....................  Naylor, Contemporary Photographers (1988)
....................  Newhall, History of Photography (1982)
....................  Newhall, Supreme Instants (1986) 190
....................  Parry, Photography Index (1979)
....................  Szarkowski [n.d.]
....................  Vollmer, Künstler-Lexikon 20. Jahrhunderts (1953-62)
....................  Who Was Who in America (1943-)
 
Note:
English .......... [AVERY, CCA, VP]
.......... Auer, Encyclopédie des Photographes (1985)
.......... J. Paul Getty Museum, collections online (2000-) accessed 12 May 2005
.......... LCNAF Library of Congress Name Authority File [n.d.]
.......... Newhall, Supreme Instants (1986)
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