Adams, Ansel, 1902-1984

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Birth 1902-02-20
Death 1984-04-22
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Photographer, San Francisco, Calif.; b. 1902; d. 1984.

From the description of Ansel and Virginia Adams letters from Imogen Cunningham, 1966. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 368024819

Ansel Easton Adams (1902-1984) was a photographer and environmentalist revered for his black-and-white landscape photographs of the western United States, and his commitment to the conservation of those lands. He helped establish photography as an art form.

From the description of Adams, Ansel, 1902-1984 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10583011

Ansel Easton Adams was an American photographer and environmentalist, best known for his black-and-white photographs of the American West, especially in Yosemite National Park.

From the description of Ansel Adams correspondence : Carmel, Calif., 1967-1970. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 778091029

Adams, Ansel. American Photographer. Born: February 20, 1902 in San Francisco, California, United States. Nationality: American. Born: San Francisco, California, 20 February 1902. Education: Tutored privately at home; studied piano, San Francisco, 1914-27, and photography with the photofinisher Frank Dittman, San Francisco, 1916-17. Family: Married Virginia Best in 1928; children: Michael and Anne. Career: Began career as a photographer, 1927, and worked as a commercial photographer, 1930-60; photography correspondent, Fortnightly Review, San Francisco, 1931; founder-member, with Willard Van Dyke, Edward Weston, Imogen Cunningham, Sonia Noskowiak and Henry Swift, Group f/64, San Francisco, 1932; director, Ansel Adams Photography and Art Gallery, San Francisco, 1933-34; founder, with Beaumont Newhall and David McAlpin, Photography Department, Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1940; photo-muralist, United States Department of the Interior, in California, 1941-42; photography consultant, Office of War Information, Los Angeles, 1942-44. Consultant to the Polaroid Corporation, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1949-84. Lived and worked in the Yosemite Valley, California, 1937-62, and in Carmel, California, 1962-84. Instructor, with Edward Weston, U.S. Camera photographic forum, Yosemite Valley, 1940; Instructor in Photography, Art Center School, Los Angeles, 1941, and Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1945; Founder-Instructor, Department of Photography, California School of Fine Arts, San Francisco, 1946. Founder/instructor, Ansel Adams Annual Photography Workshops, Yosemite Valley, 1955-84. Member of the board of directors, 1934-71, and honorary vice-president, 1978-84, Sierra Club, San Francisco; founder, 1967, and chairman of the board, Friends of Photography, Carmel. Recipient: Guggenheim Fellowship, 1946 (renewed, 1948), 1958; Brehm Memorial Award, Rochester Institute of Technology, New York, 1958; John Muir Award, Sierra Club, 1963; Conservation Service Award, United States Department of the Interior, 1968; Progress Medal, Photographic Society of America, 1969; Chubb Fellowship, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, 1970; Special Citation, American Institute of Architects, 1971; First Ansel Adams Conservation Award, The Wilderness Society, 1980; United States Presidential Medal of Freedom, 1980. D.F.A.: University of California, Berkeley, 1961; Yale University, 1973; University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1974; University of Arizona, Tucson, 1975; D.H.: Occidental College, Los Angeles, 1967. Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1966, and Society of Photographic Scientists and Engineers, 1975. Honorary Fellow, Royal Photographic Society, London, 1976. Died: (in Carmel, California) 23 April 1984.

From the description of Ansel Adams : Artist File. (International Center of Photography). WorldCat record id: 708252591

Ansel Adams (1902-1984) was a photographer and environmentalist in the western United States.

From the description of Ansel Adams photographs, 1936-1959. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367884481

Ansel Easton Adams was born on Feb. 20, 1902 in San Francisco, CA; a photographer and conservationist, he helped to establish photography as an art form and is known for his detailed, panoramic photos of the American West; co-founder, Group f/64 (1932-34); author of seven portfolios and thirty books, including Born free and equal (1944), Yosemite (1960), and Images : 1923-74 (1975); director, Sierra Club, 1934-71; died near Carmel, CA, on Apr. 22, 1984.

From the description of Papers, 1938-1944. (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat record id: 38988687

Ansel Adams, noted photographer and conservationist, served on the Sierra Club Board of Directors from 1934 to 1971.

From the description of Ansel Adams Sierra Club papers, 1941-1971. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 122563978

B. 1902, d. 1984.

From the description of Ansel Adams artist file. (Whitney Museum of American Art). WorldCat record id: 228432016

California photographer known for his photographs of national parks, particularly Yosemite, and the California coast.

From the description of Ansel Adams Collection. 1929-1960. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 145406764

Photographer; Carmel, Calif.; d. Apr. 1984.

From the description of Correspondence with Imogen Cunningham, 1949-1976. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122502575

American photographer.

From the description of TLS, 1958 February 4 : Honolulu, to Nick Dean. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 16884752

From the description of TLS, 1961 October 18 : San Francisco, to Nick and Zabette Dean. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 16884776

Biographical Note:

Friend and business associate of American photographer Ansel Adams, George Waters corresponded with Adams over a period of almost forty years. Waters supervised the photolithography work for many of Adams' publications; the correspondence reflects both Adams' and Waters' attention to detail and the creation of fine reproductions.

From the guide to the Ansel Adams Papers, 1932-1984., (Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.)

Biography

Ansel Easton Adams was born on February 20, 1902 in San Francisco, California; a photographer and conservationist, he helped to establish photography as an art form and is known for his detailed, panoramic photos of the American West; co-founder, Group f/64 (1932-34); author of seven portfolios and thirty books, including Born Free and Equal (1944), Yosemite (1960), and Images: 1923-74 (1975); director, Sierra Club, 1934-71; died near Carmel, California, on April 22, 1984.

From the guide to the Ansel Adams Papers, 1938-1944, (University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.)

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Subjects:

  • Valleys--Photographs--1940-1950
  • Trees--Photographs--1940-1950
  • Landscape--Photographs
  • Rock formations--Photographs--1940-1950
  • Forests--Photographs--1940-1950
  • Pine cones--Photographs--1930-1940
  • Men--Portraits--1920-1930
  • Photographers
  • Photography, Artistic
  • Service stations--Photographs
  • Mountaineers--Portraits--1920-1930
  • Photographers--Archival resources
  • Conservationists--Archival resources
  • Documentary photography
  • Driftwood
  • Nature
  • Filmmakers
  • Men--Portraits--1950-1960
  • Environmentalists
  • Photography
  • Conservationists
  • Deserts--Photographs--1940-1950
  • National monuments--Photographs--1940-1950
  • Leaves--Photographs--1930-1950
  • Wilderness areas--Photographs--1940-1950
  • Landscape photography
  • Nature--Photographs--1930-1950
  • Winter--Photographs--1940-1950
  • Grasses--Photographs--1930-1940
  • National parks and reserves--Photographs--1940-1950
  • Flowers--Photographs--1930-1940
  • Nature photography
  • Blizzards--Photographs--1940-1950
  • Wilderness areas--Photographs
  • Rain--Photographs--1930-1940
  • Japanese Americans--Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945--Archival resources
  • Roots (Botany)--Photographs--1940-1950
  • Camp sites, facilities, etc.--Photographs--1920-1930

Occupations:

  • Photographers
  • Photographers--California--Archival resources
  • Conservationists--California--Archival resources

Places:

  • Nevada (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • California (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Death Valley National Monument (Calif. and Nev.) (as recorded)
  • Sierra Nevada Mountains (Calif. and Nev.) (as recorded)
  • Sierra Nevada (Calif. and Nev.) (as recorded)
  • Sunset Crater National Monument (Ariz.) (as recorded)
  • Yosemite National Park (Calif.) (as recorded)
  • West (U.S.) (as recorded)
  • California--Yosemite National Park (as recorded)
  • California (as recorded)
  • California (as recorded)
  • Yosemite National Park (Calif.) (as recorded)
  • Foster Gardens (Hawaii) (as recorded)
  • California (as recorded)
  • Arizona (as recorded)
  • Washington (State) (as recorded)
  • Joshua Tree National Monument (Calif.) (as recorded)
  • West (U.S.) (as recorded)
  • California (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Mount Rainier National Park (Wash.) (as recorded)
  • Yosemite National Park (Calif.) (as recorded)
  • Alaska (as recorded)
  • Yosemite National Park (Calif.) (as recorded)
  • California (as recorded)