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Ansel Adams
Ferns, Mount Rainier National Park, Ansel Adams Photograph

1942

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A gelatin silver print by Ansel Adams photographed in 1942 (later printing). A classic nature photograph of ferns with deep contrasting shadows and highlights. Artist: Ansel Adams, American (1902 - 1984) Title: Ferns, Mount Rainier National Park Year of Original Photograph: 1942 Later Printing Medium: Gelatin Silver Print Photograph (unsigned) Size: 25.5 x 19 in. (64.77 x 48.26 cm) Frame Size: 33 x 25 inches

Details

  • Artist
    Ansel Adams (1902-1984, American)
  • Creation Year
    1942
  • Dimensions
    Height: 33 in. (83.82 cm)Width: 25 in. (63.5 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    Long Island City, NY
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU466359172

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About Ansel Adams (Artist)

The San Francisco–born photographer Ansel Adams is celebrated for his majestic black-and-white photographs 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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