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Robert Werling
Portrait of Ansel Adams - Signed Black & White Photograph

1971

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Portrait of Ansel Adams taken by Robert Werling (American, b. 1946). Signed "Bob Werling 1971" below the photo in the lower right corner. Titled "Ansel Adams" below the photo in the lower left corner. Presented in a silver frame with a cream under-mat and an eggshell over-mat. Photo size: 6.25"H x 4.5"W; under-mat size: 15.75"H x 12"W Robert Werling was born in San Francisco, California in 1946 and realized an interest in art at an early age. While briefly attending a commercial art school, he found photography to be his medium and went on to obtain both a BA and an honorary MS from the Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, CA. He also studied privately under Ansel Adams from 1966 to 1970 and Imogen Cunningham from 1969 to 1975. Through his affiliation with Adams, Werling came to know and work with other noted photographers. Brett Weston became his close friend and mentor and Marion Post Wolcott, relying on his darkroom expertise, entrusted her negatives to his printing genius. While creating an impressive number of his own fine art prints, Werling also lectured extensively and worked as an instructor for the Brooks Institute, the University of California, Santa Barbara, the Zone System Seminars and Workshops in the United States, and for the Werkschule fur Fotografie in Soltau, Germany. Werling has exhibited his photographs in over sixty one-man and group shows in both the United States and Europe. He was guest curator of photography for the Santa Barbara Museum of Art organizing VIVO, the Contemporary Japanese Photography and Brett Weston’s photographs of Hawaii. He is included in the permanent collections of Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany; Colgate Museum, Hamilton, New York; The Chazen Museum of Art at the University of Wisconsin, Wisconsin, Illinois; the Huntington Library and Museum, San Marino, CA; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, D. C.; and the Pentax Camera Museum, Tokyo, among others and most recently the Telfar Museum of Art, Savannah, Georgia. Robert Werling speaks fluent German and continues to photograph and lecture, dividing his time between California and Europe. He lives in Santa Barbara, California. LECTURES Ansel Adams, celebration of Genius, November 2007 with Jeanne Verhulst at Telfair Museum of Art, Savannah, Georgia, Ansel Adams, The Weston Family and Robert Werling in the Oceano Dunes, November,2008 Arroyo Grande Historical Museum. PUBLICATIONS Rangefinder Magazine Bob Werling, “Black and White Master” by Peter Skinner, January 2007 At Mono Lake, exhibition Catalogue, Friends of the Earth Foundation. San Francisco,1983, Made in Santa Barbara, Contemporary Photographs. Catalogue, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 2007 Schwarzweiss Magazine fuer Fotografie, 19 ,Robert Werling modern Klassik, January,1999 Route 66 Magazine, “Bill Shea” by Robert Werling, Winter 2006/07 Volume 14 no,1, “On the road with Marion Post Wolcott” by Robert Werling, summer 2007 COLLECTIONS He is included in the permanent collections of Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany; Colgate Museum, Hamilton, New York; The Chazen Museum of Art at the University of Wisconsin, Wisconsin, Illinois; the Huntington Library and Museum, San Marino, CA; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, D. C.; and the Pentax Camera Museum, Tokyo, among others and most recently the Telfar Museum of Art, Savannah, Georgia.

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Robert Werling

Robert Werling was born in San Francisco, 1946, and realized an interest in art at an early age. While briefly attending a commercial art school, he found photography to be his medium and went on to obtain both a BA and an honorary MS from the Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, California. He also studied privately under Ansel Adams from 1966–70 and Imogen Cunningham from 1969–75. Through his affiliation with Adams, Werling came to know and work with other noted photographers. Brett Weston became his close friend and mentor, and Marion Post Wolcott, relying on his darkroom expertise, entrusted her negatives to his printing genius.

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