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Ansel Adams Art

American, 1902-1984
American, 1902-1984

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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Rare Vintage Silver Gelatin and Polaroid Photograph Prints Ansel Adams Portrait
By Ansel Adams
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Rare Vintage Silver Gelatin and Polaroid Photograph Prints in Polaroid Photo Album. These measure 10 x 8 4.25 x 3.25. it is a folder titled on it Custom Print by Polaroid the album i...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Ansel Adams Art

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Polaroid, Silver Gelatin

Lower Yosemite Fall
By Ansel Adams
Located in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
Signed on the front of the mount. Portfolio III stamp on back of the mount. Print is in very good condition. Mount is slightly 'yellowed' around edges. Minor surface emulsion flaw l...
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Mid-20th Century Ansel Adams Art

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Silver Gelatin

Storm Surf, Timber Cove, CA
By Ansel Adams
Located in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
Signed on the front of the mount. Stamped, dated and titled with edition ‘40’ and ‘What Majestic Word’ stamp from Portfolio 4 on back of mount. #40 of the 260 editioned portfolio.
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Mid-20th Century Ansel Adams Art

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Silver Gelatin

The Abode of Snow
By Ansel Adams
Located in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
Signed with printed title on the front of the print. Very early parmelian print by Ansel Adams.
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1920s Ansel Adams Art

White Stump, Sierra Nevada, California
By Ansel Adams
Located in Fairlawn, OH
White Stump, Sierra Nevada, California From: Portfolio V, No. 9 Signed in pencil lower right (see photo) Numbered and editioned in pencil lower left (see photo) Published by Parasol ...
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1930s Abstract Ansel Adams Art

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Silver Gelatin

Rare Vintage Silver Gelatin and Polaroid Photograph Prints Ansel Adams Portrait
By Ansel Adams
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Ansel Adams Art

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Polaroid, Silver Gelatin

Ansel Adams Special Edition Yosemite Silver Gelatin Photograph Print Vernal Fall
By Ansel Adams
Located in Studio City, CA
A wonderful image by famed American photographer Ansel Adams from his Yosemite series titled "Vernal Fall". The Yosemite special edition series consisted of 30 images that were hand-...
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20th Century American Modern Ansel Adams Art

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Paper

Aspens, Northern New Mexico ~ Horizontal
By Ansel Adams
Located in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
Signed and numbered on the front of the mount by the artist. Stamped, dated and titled on the back. From Portfolio VII edition number 49/115. Printed in 1978.
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1950s Ansel Adams Art

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Silver Gelatin

Devils Crags from Palisade Creek Canyon, a Photograph by Ansel Adams
By Ansel Adams
Located in Toronto, CA
Artist Ansel Adams Style Contemporary Creation Year 1939 Period 1930-1939 Medium Photographic Paper Category Black and White Photography Handling Time 7-10 business days Length 7 ...
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1930s Modern Ansel Adams Art

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Lithograph

The Abode of Snow
By Ansel Adams
Located in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
Signed with printed title on front of print. From 'Parmelian Prints of the High Sierra', limited edition of 100 copies.
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20th Century Ansel Adams Art

Manzanita Twigs in Kings River Sierra, a Photograph by Ansel Adams
By Ansel Adams
Located in Toronto, CA
Artist Ansel Adams Style Contemporary Creation Year 1939 Period 1930-1939 Medium Photographic Paper Category Black and White Photography Handling Time 7-10 business days Length 8.5 ...
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1930s Modern Ansel Adams Art

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Lithograph

Young Oaks, Winter
By Ansel Adams
Located in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
Signed on the front of the mount. Stamped with number and title on the back of the mount. Early Special Edition Print.
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20th Century Ansel Adams Art

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Silver Gelatin

Lyell Fork Meadows
By Ansel Adams
Located in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
Signed on the front of the print. Printed circa 1927.
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1920s Ansel Adams Art

White Stumps, Sierra Nevada, CA
By Ansel Adams
Located in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
Signed by the artist mount recto and with artist's stamp mount verso.
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20th Century Ansel Adams Art

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Silver Gelatin

East Vidette
By Ansel Adams
Located in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
Signed (AE Adams), titled, printed on the front of print. Rare vintage parmelian print from 1927.
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1920s Ansel Adams Art

Rare Vintage Silver Gelatin and Polaroid Photograph Prints Ansel Adams Portrait
By Ansel Adams
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Ansel Adams Art

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Polaroid, Silver Gelatin

Silverton, Colorado
By Ansel Adams
Located in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
Signed and numbered on the front of the mount by Ansel Adams. Stamped and titled on the back of the mount. From Portolio VI-4; 55/110. Printed in 1974.
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1970s Ansel Adams Art

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Silver Gelatin

"Mission San Xavier del Bac, Tucson, Arizona" Ansel Adams photograph
By Ansel Adams
Located in Danvers, MA
Pristine black and white photograph by renowned American photographer Ansel Adams. Known for his rich and sweeping landscapes capturing the majesty of the American West, Adams uses t...
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1960s Ansel Adams Art

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Silver Gelatin

Horizontal Aspens, 1958 - Ansel Adams (Black and White Photography)
By Ansel Adams
Located in London, GB
Ansel Adams Horizontal Aspens, 1958 Signed Inscribed with title and date in unknown hand on reverse of mount Silver gelatin print, printed later 23 x 29 inches
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Early 20th Century Ansel Adams Art

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Silver Gelatin

Sunset Hills, CA, (Creek and rocks)
By Ansel Adams
Located in Westwood, NJ
Gallery 270 represents distinguished photographers of the 20th Century and the emergent photographers of the 21st Century from around the world. We place particular emphasis on mode...
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20th Century Contemporary Ansel Adams Art

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Silver Gelatin

Sunset Prairie Creek Pacific Ocean
By Ansel Adams
Located in New York, NY
Hand-signed in pen/ink below the image lower right on the mount which is Crescent illustration board. The mount is approximately 18 x 14 inches The photographer's old Carmel stu...
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1960s Modern Ansel Adams Art

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Silver Gelatin

Interior of Tumacoacori Mission, Arizona
By Ansel Adams
Located in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
Signed and numbered on front of mount. Portfolio VII stamp with title, negative and print dates on back of mount. From the limited edition of 115 of which there were 100 for sale cop...
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20th Century Ansel Adams Art

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Silver Gelatin

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Cathedral Peak and Lake, Yosemite National Park, CA
By Ansel Adams
Located in New York, NY
Vintage gelatin silver print Signed in recto on the mount in pencil
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1960s Ansel Adams Art

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Silver Gelatin

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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1970s American Modern Vintage Ansel Adams Art

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Morning Merced River Canyon Yosemite - Special Edition
By Ansel Adams
Located in Soquel, CA
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1980s Photorealist Ansel Adams Art

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Bridalveil Falls, Yosemite National Park
By Ansel Adams
Located in New York, NY
1960 9 3/4 x 7 3/4 in. This is an excellent specimen of Adams's famous Yosemite National Park series. It is in a great condition. Signed on front, stamped on verso
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1960s Land Ansel Adams Art

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Photographic Paper, Archival Pigment

Mount Conness Lake Tenaya
By Ansel Adams
Located in New York, NY
Print made in 1962-63 13 x 10 1/2 in. Mount Conness Lake Tenaya is a work from a famous series. This particular print has some imperfections which could be corrected with restoration...
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1960s Land Ansel Adams Art

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Kaweah Peaks from Little Five Lakes, a Photograph by Ansel Adams
By Ansel Adams
Located in Toronto, CA
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ANSEL ADAMS Yosemite Valley, Winter 29.25" x 22.5" Poster 1995
By Ansel Adams
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Poster Published by Little, Brown and Company. Printed by Gardner Lithograph.
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20th Century Ansel Adams Art

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Lithograph, Offset

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ANSEL ADAMS Cape Royal from the South Rim, Grand Canyon National Park Poster
By Ansel Adams
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Poster Published by Little, Brown and Company. Printed by Gardner Lithograph.
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20th Century Ansel Adams Art

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Lithograph, Offset

Bridalveil Fall
By Ansel Adams
Located in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
Signed on front of the mount. Stamped and titled on the back. From the Special Edition Yosemite printing made circa 1960s with full signature. Very early printing Number #61 ever made.
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Silver Gelatin

Aspens, Northern New Mexico
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Located in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
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