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Ansel Adams "Yosemite and the Range of Light" Poster Signed
By Ansel Adams
Located in San Francisco, CA
Offered is a Ansel Adams "Yosemite And The Range Of Light" poster. Signed bottom middle of the poster, "Yosemite And The Range Of Light" is one Ansel Adams more famous photographs....
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Vintage 1970s American Modern Posters

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"Ansel Adams And The West" The Museum of Modern Art Signed Poster
By Ansel Adams
Located in San Francisco, CA
Offered here is a signed poster for "Ansel Adams And The West" The Museum of Modern Art September 8 - October 28 1979. Poster it's self is a series photographs of the Old Faithful G...
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Vintage 1970s American Modern Posters

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Ansel Adams Signed Original Gelatin Silver Print, "Bridalveil Fall, Yosemite"
By Ansel Adams
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Ansel Adams (1904-1984) original vintage photograph, gelatin silver print. Pencil signed with initials lower right AA. Title: “Bridalveil Fall - Yosemite National Park, California&...
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Early 20th Century American Photography

Ansel Adams Original Signed Gelatin Silver Print "Forest Detail, Winter"
By Ansel Adams
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Ansel Adams (1904-1984) original vintage photograph, gelatin silver print. Pencil signed with initials lower right, AA. Title: “Forest Detail, Winter” 9.38" H x 7 1/2" W image siz...
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Mid-20th Century American Photography

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ansel-adams Biography and Important Works

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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