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Ansel Adams
The Abode of Snow

1927

$10,000

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Signed with printed title on the front of the print. Very early parmelian print by Ansel Adams.

Details

  • Creator
    Ansel Adams (1902-1984, American)
  • Creation Year
    1927
  • Dimensions
    Height: 6.75 in. (17.15 cm)Width: 7.75 in. (19.69 cm)
  • Period
  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: G120810115137

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About the Artist

Ansel Adams

The San Francisco–born photographer Ansel Adams is celebrated for his majestic black-and-white photography that brought the deserts, mountains and forests of the American West to the public. His images, beloved for their raw beauty and the magic of their subjects, are known around the world and widely reproduced as calendars and posters.

A sickly child with little attraction to sports or games, Adams early on developed an avid interest in the natural surroundings of his San Francisco home, on the heights facing Golden Gate Park. This passion found a productive outlet in photography, which he discovered at 14, when his father gave him his first camera during a family trip to Yosemite National Park. He spent much of the ensuing decades capturing Yosemite’s vast and varied wonders.

Adams’s photographs were first published in 1921. Even these early efforts demonstrate his eye for composition and his sensitivity to tonal balance and textural contrast. In the mid-1920s, he began to play with soft focus, as in the dreamy 1927 Lyell Fork Meadows, which appears bathed in a hazy, nostalgic light. The 1948 Sunrise over Sand Dunes in Death Valley exemplifies Adams’s later experiments with stark contrasts in light and geometric framing, which transform the landscape into a near abstraction.

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