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Edward S. Curtis Art

American, 1868-1952

Edward S. Curtis is arguably the most influential photographer of the American West. His work unquestionably ranks among that of the most important photographers of the 20th century.

Curtis was first and foremost; an extremely gifted and sophisticated artist whose work had the duality of being an incredible artistic creation at the same time as being a document of a people. He was uniquely able to create, out of whole cloth, a lasting vision of the American Indian that never existed before it was first seen through his photographic lens.

Edward Curtis produced images of the American Indian that convey a dignity, a universal humanity and a certain remaining majesty that transcend literally all other work ever done on the subject. In his photographs we see images that are uniquely able to stand alone in the world of photography.

Beginning in 1898 and continuing through 1928, Curtis dedicated his life to documenting the traditional lifeways and cultures of 128 American Indian tribes living west of the Mississippi River, from Alaska to the Mexican border.

Curtis was a genius of an artist possessed by a singular obsession to preserve the traditional lifeways of the American Indian.

Astonishingly, focusing all his immense talents over a staggering 30-year period, Curtis accomplished what he set out to do; he did save the traditional lifeways of these Native Peoples but at tremendous personal cost. It cost him his marriage, it cost him his health, and it cost him any possible financial stability he might ever have had.

In spite of all this, he persevered and left a body of work never to be equaled in the field of photography.

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(Biography provided by Bruce Kapson Gallery)

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Launching the Whaleboat - Cape Prince of Wales, pl. 707
By Edward S. Curtis, 1868-1952
Located in Dallas, TX
Printed plate number, Curtis's title, date, copyright, and photogravures by John Andrews and Son on recto. Photogravure on Holland Van Gelder tissue Known for his remarkable documen...
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Early 20th Century Modern Edward S. Curtis Art

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Edward S. Curtis Original Signed and Stamped Silver Toned Platinum Print, 1906
By Edward S. Curtis, 1868-1952
Located in Studio City, CA
An original platinum print on textured paper by iconic American photographer Edward Curtis titled "The Piki Maker" The print is hand signed in ink, blind stamped with Curtis' emb...
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Early 1900s American Native American Antique Edward S. Curtis Art

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Edward S. Curtis Original Signed Stamped Platinum Print the Vanishing Race, 1904
By Edward S. Curtis, 1868-1952
Located in Studio City, CA
"The Vanishing Race" is perhaps the most iconic and sought-after photographic print by renowned American artist Edward S. Curtis who was famed for his work with the Native American p...
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Early 1900s American Antique Edward S. Curtis Art

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Original Edward S. Curtis Photogravure, "The Klamath Hunter" 1923
By Edward S. Curtis, 1868-1952
Located in Colorado Springs, CO
Presented is a beautiful photogravure showing a Klamath man hunting from a dugout canoe. This image is Plate 458 from Volume 13 of Edward Curtis' epic project The North American Indi...
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1920s American Vintage Edward S. Curtis Art

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The Vanishing Race, Signed by Edward S. Curtis, Gelatin Silver Photograph, 1904
By Edward S. Curtis, 1868-1952
Located in Colorado Springs, CO
Presented is an extremely scarce gelatin silver print of The Vanishing Race by Edward S. Curtis. Chosen by Curtis as the first photograph in his epic 20 volume photographic chronicle...
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Early 1900s American Antique Edward S. Curtis Art

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Whaling Crew - Cape Prince of Wales, pl. 709
By Edward S. Curtis, 1868-1952
Located in Dallas, TX
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Early 20th Century Modern Edward S. Curtis Art

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Photogravure

Startug up the Noatak River - Kotzebue, pl. 712
By Edward S. Curtis, 1868-1952
Located in Dallas, TX
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Early 20th Century Modern Edward S. Curtis Art

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Photogravure

Yokuts Basketry Designs (B), pl. 503
By Edward S. Curtis, 1868-1952
Located in Dallas, TX
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Early 20th Century Modern Edward S. Curtis Art

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Photogravure

Piegan Dandy
By Edward S. Curtis, 1868-1952
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Edward S. Curtis Piegan Dandy, 1900 Photogravure Print Vintage Large format Curtis Portfolio Photogravure, Portfolio 6, Plate #208, The North American Indian, on Japan Vellum paper....
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Mid-20th Century Edward S. Curtis Art

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Cheyenne - F6
By Edward S. Curtis, 1868-1952
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Edward S. Curtis Cheyenne F6, 1911 Vintage Cyanotype Print. This is a proof, contact printed directly from the glass plate negative, done by Curtis in the field to check his negati...
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Early 20th Century Edward S. Curtis Art

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Photographic Paper

The Scout - Apache
By Edward S. Curtis, 1868-1952
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Edward S. Curtis The Scout - Apache, 1906 Photogravure Print Vintage Large format Curtis Photogravure, Portfolio 1, Plate #13 of Edward S. Curtis's The North American Indian, on Ja...
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Early 20th Century Edward S. Curtis Art

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Photogravure

Canyon de Chelly - Navaho
By Edward S. Curtis, 1868-1952
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Edward S. Curtis Canyon de Chelly, 1904 Goldtone Print An exceptional example of a vintage 11" x 14" Goldtone Print of Canyon de Chelly - Navaho, 1904. Appearing in the original Cur...
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Early 20th Century Edward S. Curtis Art

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Glass

A Gem Of Basketry - Southern Yokuts
By Edward S. Curtis, 1868-1952
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Edward S. Curtis A Gem Of Basketry - Southern Yokuts, 1924 Hand Colored Photogravure
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Early 20th Century Edward S. Curtis Art

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Red Horn and His Son - Piegan
By Edward S. Curtis, 1868-1952
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Edward S. Curtis Red Horn and His Son - Piegan, 1910 Cyanotype Print Unique This is a proof, contact printed directly from the glass plate negative, done by Curtis in the field to c...
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Early 20th Century Edward S. Curtis Art

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Hopi Weaver
By Edward S. Curtis, 1868-1952
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Edward S. Curtis Moki Weaver, 1906 Platinum Print An exquisite example of Curtis's mastery of the medium. Vintage Master Exhibition platinum print on the distinctive original Curt...
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Early 20th Century Edward S. Curtis Art

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Platinum, Photographic Paper

A Walpi Man
By Edward S. Curtis, 1868-1952
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Edward S. Curtis A Walpi Man, 1921 Photogravure Print Vintage large format Curtis Portfolio Photogravure, Portfolio 12, Plate #424, The North American Indian, on Japan Tissue. The ...
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Early 20th Century Edward S. Curtis Art

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Photogravure

Flathead Camp On The Jocko River
By Edward S. Curtis, 1868-1952
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Flathead Camp On The Jocko River, 1911 Gelatin Silver Double Border Print Extraordinary vintage Double Border toned gelatin silver print. Signed "Curtis" in ink on the lower right o...
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Early 20th Century Edward S. Curtis Art

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Silver Gelatin

In A Piegan Lodge
By Edward S. Curtis, 1868-1952
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Edward S. Curtis In A Piegan Lodge, 1910 Photogravure Print Large format Curtis Portfolio Photogravure, Portfolio 6, Plate # 188, The North American Indian, on Holland Van Gelder pa...
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Early 20th Century Edward S. Curtis Art

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Offering To The Sun - San Ildefonso
By Edward S. Curtis, 1868-1952
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Edward S. Curtis Offering To The Sun - San Ildefonso, 1925 Photogravure Print Vintage large format Edward S. Curtis Portfolio Photogravure, Portfolio 17, Plate #592, The North Ameri...
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Early 20th Century Edward S. Curtis Art

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Photogravure

Offering To The Sun - San Ildefonso
By Edward S. Curtis, 1868-1952
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Edward S. Curtis Offering To The Sun - San Ildefonso, 1925 Experimental Gelatin Silver Print Unique Signed in black ink, "Curtis," lower right on the print. This extraordinary prin...
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Early 20th Century Edward S. Curtis Art

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Silver Gelatin

The Potter
By Edward S. Curtis, 1868-1952
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Edward S. Curtis The Potter, 1906 Photogravure Print Vintage large format Edward S. Curtis Portfolio Photogravure, Portfolio 12, Plate #426, The North American Indian, on Japan Tiss...
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Early 20th Century Edward S. Curtis Art

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By Edward S. Curtis, 1868-1952
Located in Colorado Springs, CO
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Edward S. Curtis Photogravure of "Geronimo" Dated 1907
By Edward S. Curtis, 1868-1952
Located in Incline Village, NV
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Located in Dallas, TX
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H 14 in. W 11 in. D 1 in.
Lone Chief Oto Photograph by Edward S. Curtis, 1927
By Edward S. Curtis, 1868-1952
Located in Chicago, IL
Framed photograph of Lone Chief Oto by Edward S. Curtis, 1868-1952. This photograph is plate number 676 from volume 19 of Curtis' series The North American Indian, 1927.
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By Edward S. Curtis, 1868-1952, Christopher Cardozo
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Edward S. Curtis Furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

The Edward S. Curtis furniture is available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are frequently made of paper and designed with extraordinary care. In our collection of Edward S. Curtis furniture, there are many options, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. There are 2 vintage versions of these items in stock, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Prices for Edward S. Curtis furniture can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $3,350 and tops out at $52,500, while pieces like these can sell for $27,925 on average.

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