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ID: 500037065
 
Record Type: Person
Van Dyke, Willard Ames (American photographer and filmmaker, 1906-1986)

Note: Born 5 December 1906; died 23 January 1986. In 1929, Van Dyke became the apprentice of the photographer Edward Weston (1886-1958) in San Francisco, California. Van Dyke worked as an independent social documentary photographer from 1930 in San Francisco and Oakland, where he established his own studio. He became a filmmaker in 1935. Van Dyke was a co-founder of the Group f/64, a group of photographers dedicated to "straight", unmanipulated photography, which began in his Oakland studio in 1932. From 1940 to 1945, Van Dyke served as the Technical Director, Film Section, Office of War Information in Washington (D.C.). From 1945 to 1981, Van Dyke worked as a filmmaker in New York City, New York. He established Van Dyke Productions Inc., in 1958. Van Dyke was the director of the Film Department at the Museum of Modern Art, New York City, New York, from 1965 to 1972. Van Dyke settled in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in 1981 and lived there until his death in 1986.

Names:
Van Dyke, Willard Ames (preferred,V,index)
Willard Ames Van Dyke (V,display)
Dyke, Willard Van (V)
Van Dyke, Willard (V)
Willard Van Dyke (V)

Nationalities:
American (preferred)

Roles:
filmmaker (preferred)
photographer

Gender: male

Events:
active:   1928-1940  San Francisco (San Francisco county, California, United States) (inhabited place)
active:   1940-1945  Washington (DC, United States) (inhabited place)
active:   1945-1981  New York City (New York state, United States) (inhabited place)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
apprentice of ....  Weston, Edward  1929
........................  (American photographer, 1886-1958) [500003372]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Van Dyke, Willard Ames (I)

Biographies:
(American photographer and filmmaker, 1906-1986) ..... [BHA Preferred]
(American photographer and filmmaker; born Denver (Colorado, United States), 1906; died Jackson (Tennessee, United States), 1986) ..... [CCA]

Additional Names:

Sources and Contributors:
Dyke, Willard Van ........ [CCA]
...................................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
Van Dyke, Willard ........ [CCA Preferred]
...................................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
Van Dyke, Willard Ames ........ [BHA Preferred, CCA]
............................................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
Willard Ames Van Dyke ........ [VP]
..........................................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
Willard Van Dyke ........ [CCA]
.................................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database

Subject: ........ [BHA, CCA, Gallery Systems, VP]
....................  Auer, Encyclop├ędie des Photographes (1985)
....................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
....................  Coke, Photography in New Mexico (1979). 27-28
....................  Eastman House Database [online] (n.d.)
....................  Gallery Systems (2000-) LOC ID: n81110574
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) LOC ID: n81110574
....................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
....................  Naylor, Contemporary Photographers (1988) 1988
....................  Roark, Catalogue of the Amon Carter Museum Photography Collection (1993) 627
....................  Who Was Who in America (1943-) v.9
 
Note:
English .......... [CCA]
.......... Auer, Encyclop├ędie des Photographes (1985)
.......... Coke, Photography in New Mexico (1979).
.......... Naylor, Contemporary Photographers (1988)
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