Ansel Adams Art

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.

Ansel Adams. Winnowing Grain, Taos, Pueblo, NM, 1929, Silver gelatin print.
Ansel Adams. Winnowing Grain, Taos, Pueblo, NM,...
Ansel Adams
1920s Modern Landscape Photography
Silver Gelatin
Ansel Adams (1902-1984). Framed Gelatin silver print. Image size 13.5 x 10". Signed on print recto. Negative date 1929. Print date 1973. Ansel Adams was an American photographer and...
Mount Clarence King
Mount Clarence King
Ansel Adams
20th Century Black and White Photography
Signed on the front of the print by Ansel Adams. Title printed on the front. Very early parmelian print made circa 1927!
Point Sur, Storm, Monterey Coast, California
Point Sur, Storm, Monterey Coast, California
Ansel Adams
1970s Black and White Photography
Silver Gelatin
Signed on the front of the mount. Stamped, titled and dated on the back of the mount. Printed circa 1976.
Winter Sunrise from Lone Pine
Winter Sunrise from Lone Pine
Ansel Adams
20th Century Black and White Photography
Original silver gelatin print. Signed on the front of the mount by Ansel Adams. Stamped, titled and dated on the back of the mount. Printed in the 1970s. Ansel Adams (1902 – 1984) An...
Vernal Fall
Vernal Fall
Ansel Adams
1940s Black and White Photography
Silver Gelatin
"Vernal Fall" original gelatin silver print from Portfolio IV. Numbered 129/260. Signed on the front of the mount. Portfolio IV label on the back of the mount with title, edition num...
Frozen Lake and Cliffs, Sierra Nevada, CA
Frozen Lake and Cliffs, Sierra Nevada, CA
Ansel Adams
1930s Black and White Photography
Silver Gelatin
Signed on the front of the mount. Stamped, dated and titled on the back. Printed in the 1970s.
Rare Vintage Silver Gelatin and Polaroid Photograph Prints Ansel Adams Portrait
Rare Vintage Silver Gelatin and Polaroid Photog...
Ansel Adams
Mid-20th Century American Modern Black and White Photography
Polaroid, Silver Gelatin
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...
Rare Vintage Silver Gelatin and Polaroid Photograph Prints Ansel Adams Portrait
Rare Vintage Silver Gelatin and Polaroid Photog...
Ansel Adams
Mid-20th Century American Modern Black and White Photography
Polaroid, Silver Gelatin
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...
Rare Vintage Silver Gelatin and Polaroid Photograph Prints Ansel Adams Portrait
Rare Vintage Silver Gelatin and Polaroid Photog...
Ansel Adams
Mid-20th Century American Modern Black and White Photography
Silver Gelatin, Polaroid
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...
Rare Vintage Silver Gelatin and Polaroid Photograph Prints Ansel Adams Portrait
Rare Vintage Silver Gelatin and Polaroid Photog...
Ansel Adams
Mid-20th Century American Modern Black and White Photography
Polaroid, Silver Gelatin
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...
Rare Vintage Silver Gelatin and Polaroid Photograph Prints Ansel Adams Portrait
Rare Vintage Silver Gelatin and Polaroid Photog...
Ansel Adams
Mid-20th Century American Modern Black and White Photography
Polaroid, Silver Gelatin
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 ...
Aspens, Northern New Mexico ~ Horizontal
Aspens, Northern New Mexico ~ Horizontal
Ansel Adams
1950s Black and White Photography
Silver Gelatin
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.
Fern Spring, Dusk, Yosemite Valley
Ansel Adams
1960s Black and White Photography
Silver Gelatin
Signed on the front of the mount. Stamped, titled and dated on the back. Printed in 1975.
Still Life with Egg Slicer, San Francisco
Ansel Adams
1930s Black and White Photography
Silver Gelatin
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.
Lower Yosemite Fall
Ansel Adams
1940s Landscape Photography
Silver Gelatin
"Lower Yosemite Fall" original gelatin silver print from Portfolio III. Numbered 8/208. Signed on the front of the mount. Portfolio III stamp on the back of the mount with title, edi...
Sunset Prairie Creek Pacific Ocean
Ansel Adams
1960s American Modern Landscape Photography
Silver Gelatin
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...
The Abode of Snow
Ansel Adams
20th Century Black and White Photography
Signed with printed title on front of print. From 'Parmelian Prints of the High Sierra', limited edition of 100 copies.
White Stump, Sierra Nevada, California
Ansel Adams
1930s Black and White Photography
Silver Gelatin
Signed in pencil lower right on mat Edition: 110 (27/110) References And Exhibitions: Art Collection, Kmart Corp Annotated v-9 and numbered lower left on mat. Annotated No. 9 on ...
Young Oaks, Winter
Ansel Adams
20th Century Black and White Photography
Silver Gelatin
Signed on the front of the mount. Stamped with number and title on the back of the mount. Early Special Edition Print.
Aspen Grove, Jackson Lake, Wyoming
Ansel Adams
20th Century Black and White Photography
Silver Gelatin
Signed on front of the mount. Stamped and titled on the back of the mount. Negative Date: 1948 / Printed 1970s.
Meeting House Davenport, California, 1975
Ansel Adams
20th Century Black and White Photography
Signed and numbered on the front of the mount. Portfolio VII stamp and information on the back of the mount. One of only two unique Polaroids made of this image. TYPE 52/POLAPAN LAND...
Silverton, Colorado
Ansel Adams
1970s Black and White Photography
Silver Gelatin
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.
Sand Dunes, Sunrise, Death Valley
Ansel Adams
20th Century American Modern Black and White Photography
Silver Gelatin
Signed on the front of the mount. Stamped, dated and titled on the back of the mount. Printed in 1981.
Sunrise, Mount Tom, Sierra Nevada, CA
Ansel Adams
Silver Gelatin
Signed by the Artist on front of the mount right. “V-II-II, 11/115” on front of mount left. Image Size: 18 x 14 1/2 inches; Paper Mount Size: 29 x 23 inches. Printed circa 1975.
Bridal Veil Fall
Ansel Adams
20th Century Landscape Photography
Silver Gelatin
Very early special edition print with Ansel Adams signature made in the 1960s and printed by Alan Ross. We only deal in signed works by Ansel Adams. S.E.Y. #383. Signed on the front ...
East Vidette
Ansel Adams
1920s Landscape Photography
Signed (AE Adams), titled, printed on the front of print. Rare vintage parmelian print from 1927.
Lyell Fork Meadows
Ansel Adams
Signed on the front of the print.
Cemetery Statue and Oil Derricks. Long Beach, C...
Ansel Adams
21st Century and Contemporary Black and White Photography
Signed and numbered on front. Portfolio stamp on back of the mount. Printed in the 1970's.
Frank Applegate, Santa Fe
Ansel Adams
20th Century Black and White Photography
Silver Gelatin
A rare and iconic image of Santa Fe artist and preservationist, Frank Applegate, holding a cigarette and his sketchbook. Photographed while Applegate and Adams were collaborating on...
Ferns, Mount Rainier National Park, Ansel Adams...
Ansel Adams
1930s American Modern Landscape Photography
Silver Gelatin
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,...
White Stumps, Sierra Nevada, CA
Ansel Adams
20th Century Black and White Photography
Silver Gelatin
Signed by the artist mount recto and with artist's stamp mount verso.
Graduation Dress, Yosemite, CA
Ansel Adams
20th Century Portrait Photography
Silver Gelatin
Signed and numbered on front of mount. Portfolio VI stamp with title, negative and print dates on back of mount. From the limited edition of 115 of which there were 100 for sale copi...
Interior of Tumacoacori Mission, Arizona
Ansel Adams
20th Century Black and White Photography
Silver Gelatin
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...
The Adobe of Snow
Ansel Adams
1920s Landscape Photography
Signed with printed title on the front of the print. Early parmelian print.
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