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Ansel Adams Art

Ansel Adams (USA, 1902–84)
Ansel Adams (USA, 1902–84)

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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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

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

"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

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

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

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

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

Storm Surf, Timber Cove, CA
By Ansel Adams
Located in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
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Mid-20th Century Ansel Adams Art

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Silver Gelatin

Young Oaks, Winter
By Ansel Adams
Located in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
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20th Century Ansel Adams Art

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Silver Gelatin

Interior of Tumacoacori Mission, Arizona
By Ansel Adams
Located in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
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20th Century Ansel Adams Art

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Silver Gelatin

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

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

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

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. it looks to be shot in a mirror. These measure 10 x 8 4.25 x 3.25. it is a folder titled on it Cu...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Ansel Adams Art

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Silver Gelatin, Polaroid

Aspens, Northern New Mexico ~ Horizontal
By Ansel Adams
Located in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
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1950s 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

The Abode of Snow
By Ansel Adams
Located in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
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20th Century Ansel Adams Art

Silverton, Colorado
By Ansel Adams
Located in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
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1970s Ansel Adams Art

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Silver Gelatin

Sunrise, Mount Tom, Sierra Nevada, CA
By Ansel Adams
Located in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
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Mid-20th Century Ansel Adams Art

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Silver Gelatin

East Vidette
By Ansel Adams
Located in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
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1920s Ansel Adams Art

Cemetery Statue and Oil Derricks. Long Beach, CA 1939
By Ansel Adams
Located in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
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21st Century and Contemporary Ansel Adams Art

Lyell Fork Meadows
By Ansel Adams
Located in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
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1920s Ansel Adams Art

White Stumps, Sierra Nevada, CA
By Ansel Adams
Located in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
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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
Category

1920s Ansel Adams Art

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Frozen Lake and Cliffs, Sierra Nevada, CA
By Ansel Adams
Located in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
Signed on the front of the mount. Stamped, dated and titled on the back. Printed in the 1970s.
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1930s Ansel Adams Art

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Silver Gelatin

Half Dome, Merced River, Winter
By Ansel Adams
Located in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
A very early Special Edition Yosemite print signed on the front of the mount by Ansel Adams. Stamped and titled on the back. #857 of this print made for the Special Edition Yosemite ...
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1930s Ansel Adams Art

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Silver Gelatin

El Capitan, Winter
By Ansel Adams
Located in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
A very early Special Edition Yosemite print signed on the front of the mount by Ansel Adams. Stamped and titled on the back. #342 of this print made for the Special Edition Yosemite ...
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1940s Ansel Adams Art

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By Ansel Adams
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Ansel Adams Art

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Ferns, Mount Rainier National Park, Ansel Adams Photograph
By Ansel Adams
Located in Long Island City, NY
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,...
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1930s American Modern Ansel Adams Art

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Silver Gelatin

Alders, Prairie Creek Beach, Northern California
By Ansel Adams
Located in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
Signed and numbered on the front of the mount. Portfolio VI-8 62/110; Printed in 1974. Price includes the custom white wood frame and professional matting.
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Mid-20th Century 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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Still Life with Egg Slicer, San Francisco
By Ansel Adams
Located in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
Signed and numbered on the front of the mount. Portfolio VI stamp with title and date on the back of the mount. 79/100 Portfolio VI-6 printed in 1974.
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1930s Ansel Adams Art

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Silver Gelatin

Aspens, New Mexico
By Ansel Adams
Located in Westwood, NJ
One of the most beloved photographs by Ansel Adams, this particular print was purchased by the original owner from the Witkin Gallery in 1969. It is among the most beautiful prints w...
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20th Century Ansel Adams Art

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Silver Gelatin

MOONRISE FROM GLACIER POINT, YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CALIFORNIA, 1948
By Ansel Adams
Located in Aventura, FL
Moonrise from Glacier Point, Yosemite National Park, California, 1948. Gelatin silver print, printed after 1960. Hand signed. Artwork is in excellent condition. Certificate of Authen...
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Mid-20th Century Contemporary Ansel Adams Art

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Silver Gelatin

Monolith, The Face of Half Dome
By Ansel Adams
Located in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
Signed on front. Numbered and stamped on back. From Portfolio III, Studio stamp on mount verso “Portfolio Three (Yosemite Valley) Ansel Adams Print no. _ of set no. 151 published b...
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21st Century and Contemporary Ansel Adams Art

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Silver Gelatin

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

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