Weston, Edward, 1886-1958

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Edward Weston, (American, 1886-1958), was born in Highland Park, Illinois and from an early age was involved with photography. He studied at the Illinois College of Photography in 1908, afterwards moving to Los Angeles to work for a commercial portrait studio and eventually starting his own. Weston exhibited his works in many salons and exhibitions, making his works known in the photographic community. In 1929 Weston moved to Carmel, California, where he would spend the rest of his life. Here he was fascinated by his surroundings, producing many works in the Point Lobos coastal region. Weston stopped creating photographs in 1948, suffering from Parkinson's disease.

From the guide to the Edward Weston Photographs, 1918-1946, (University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.)

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creatorOf Weston, Edward. Weston, Edward : [photography bio file]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Charis Wilson papers, 1978-1998 University of California, Santa Cruz. . University Library Special Collections and Archives
referencedIn Alfred Stieglitz / Georgia O'Keeffe archive, 1728-1986 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Stieglitz, Alfred, 1864-1946. Alfred Stieglitz / Georgia O'Keeffe archive, 1728-1986 (bulk 1880-1986). Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Zigrosser, Carl, 1891-. Carl Zigrosser papers, 1891-1971. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Constantine, Mildred. Research papers regarding Tina Modotti, 1920-1993. Getty Research Institute
referencedIn Monterey Public Library. California History Room. Authors clippings : "GROUP" folder 1942-1991. Monterey Public Library
referencedIn Luhan, Mabel Dodge, 1879-1962. Mabel Dodge Luhan papers, 1859-1961 (bulk 1913-1951). Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Weston, Edward, 1886-1958. Artist file. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
referencedIn THE BEAUMONT AND NANCY NEWHALL COLLECTION, 1930/1983 University of Arizona Libraries, Center for Creative Photography
creatorOf Teske, Edmund, 1911-1996. Edmund Teske papers, 1933-1996. Getty Research Institute
creatorOf Kuh, Katharine. Katharine Kuh papers, 1908-1994. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Weston, Edward, 1886-1958 : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Monterey Public Library. California History Room. Biography clippings : "W" [surname] folder 1875-2005. Monterey Public Library
creatorOf Sheeler, Charles, 1883-1965. Charles Sheeler papers, 1938-1965. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf McCausland, Elizabeth, 1899-1965. Elizabeth McCausland papers, 1838-1965 (bulk 1920-1960). Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Edmund Teske papers, 1933-1996 Getty Research Institute
referencedIn Imogen Cunningham papers, 1903-1991 Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
referencedIn Holub, Leo, 1916-. Oral history interview with Leo Holub, 1997 July 3 [sound recording]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf McCausland, Elizabeth, 1899-1965. Elizabeth McCausland papers, 1838-1965 (bulk 1920-1960). Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn The Moldenhauer Archives at Harvard University: Correspondence, literary manuscripts, sound recordings, and other material, 1873-2001. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Weston, Edward, 1886-1957. ALS, 1931 May 13, Carmel-By-The Sea, to Paul Landacre, Los Angeles. Copley Press, J S Copley Library
creatorOf Edward Weston Photographs, 1918-1946 University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
creatorOf Weston, Edward, 1886-1958. Annotated copies of Keyserling's works, 1929-1933. Getty Research Institute
creatorOf Weston, Edward. Ruth Shaw [Multimédia multisupport]. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
referencedIn Stieglitz, Alfred, 1864-1946. Alfred Stieglitz / Georgia O'Keeffe archive, 1728-1986. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn History of photography collection, 1840-1986 (inclusive). Harvard University Art Museum
creatorOf McCausland, Elizabeth, 1899-1965. Elizabeth McCausland papers, 1838-1980, bulk 1920-1960. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Wilson, Charis, 1914-. Oral history interview with Charis Wilson, 1982 Mar. 24. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Weston, Edward, 1886-1958. The Edward Weston Archive, 1870-1958. University of Arizona Libraries
creatorOf Cunningham, Imogen, 1883-1976. Imogen Cunningham papers, 1903-1991. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Johan Hagemeyer Photograph Collection, circa 1908-circa 1955 Bancroft Library
referencedIn Hagemeyer, Johan, 1884-1962. Johan Hagemeyer, photographer : oral history transcript / Johan Hagemeyer ; tape recorded interviews conducted by Corinne L. Gilb in May-July, 1955. Regional Cultural History Project, University of California, Berkeley, Calif., 1956 : and related material, 1955-1956. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Monterey Public Library. California History Room. Biography clippings : GROUP folder 1883-2003. Monterey Public Library
referencedIn Roy Rosen Papers, 1922-1985 University of New Mexico. Center for Southwest Research
referencedIn Seema Aissen Weatherwax photographs, 1933-1993 Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
referencedIn Weston, Edward : Biographical file. Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
referencedIn Cunningham, Imogen, 1883-1976,. Oral history interview with Imogen Cunningham, 1975 June 9. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Elizabeth McCausland papers, 1838-1965, bulk 1920-1960 Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
creatorOf Krasnow, Peter, 1886-1979. Peter and Rose Krasnow papers, 1914-1983. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Weston, Edward, 1886-1958. Igor Stravinsky : photograph, n.d. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Weston, Edward, 1886-1958. Five black and white Edward Weston photographs, circa 1920. University of Colorado Boulder
creatorOf Haas, Elise S. (Elise Stern). Elise Stern Haas family photographs [graphic]. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Adams, Ansel, 1902-1984. Letters : to Nick Dean, 1958 Feb. 9-March 5. Getty Research Institute
creatorOf Weston, Edward, 1886-1958. [Eugene Hutchinson [graphic] / photographed by Edward Weston]. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Weston, Edward. Edward Weston : Artist File. International Center of Photography
creatorOf Delano, Annita, 1894-. Annita Delano papers, 1909-1975. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Kuhn, Walt, 1877-1949. Walt Kuhn, Kuhn family papers, and Armory Show records, 1859-1978, bulk 1900-1949. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Edward Weston Photographs, 1918-1946 University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
creatorOf WESTON, EDWARD. Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
creatorOf Sheeler, Charles, 1883-1965. Charles Sheeler papers, 1938-1965. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Heiting, Manfred. Manfred Heiting papers, 1965-2008. Museum of Fine Arts, Houston - Hirsch Library, Hirsch Library
referencedIn Luhan, Mabel Dodge, 1879-1962. Mabel Dodge Luhan papers, 1859-1961 (bulk 1913-1951). Yale University Library
creatorOf Sheeler, Charles, 1883-1965. Charles Sheeler papers, circa 1840s-1966, bulk 1923-1965. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Charles Sheeler papers, circa 1840s-1966, bulk 1923-1965 Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
referencedIn John Steinbeck Collection, 1934-1962 University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept.
creatorOf Weston, Edward, 1886-1958. Edward Weston miscellaneous acquisitions collection, ca. 1920-[ongoing]. University of Arizona Libraries
referencedIn Walt Kuhn Family papers and Armory Show records, 1859-1978, bulk 1900-1949 Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
creatorOf Jackson, Joseph Henry, 1894-1955. Joseph Henry Jackson papers, circa 1931-1955. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Weston, Edward, 1886-1958. Photographs, 1930-1933 and n.d. Stanford University Libraries
referencedIn Holgers, William. Papers of William Holgers, 1930-1980. University of Arizona Libraries
creatorOf Wells, Cady, 1904-1954. Cady Wells papers, 1913-1968. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Promotional Brochures of Tropico and Early Glendale, 1903-1928 Glendale Public Library
referencedIn Wilson, Charis, 1914-. Charis Wilson interview, 1982 Mar. 24. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Wilson, Charis, 1914-. Papers of Charis Wilson, 1932-1981. University of Arizona Libraries
referencedIn Ginsberg, Allen, 1926-1997. Typed letter signed to Gui de Angulo, 1956 Jan. 15, Paterson, New Jersey, and 4 autograph notes signed to Gui, 1956 Sept. 22-26. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Lovell, Phillip. Phillip Lovell papers, 1938-1952 University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn The Charis Wilson Collection, 1932-1981 University of Arizona Libraries, Center for Creative Photography
creatorOf The Edward Weston Archive, 1870-1958 University of Arizona Libraries, Center for Creative Photography
referencedIn Keesee, Christian. Brett Weston photographs, ca. 1929-1989. University of California, Santa Cruz, UCSC
referencedIn Rosen, Roy, 1893-1986. Papers, 1922-1985. University of New Mexico-Main Campus
referencedIn Heisler, Friedy Baumann, 1900-1997. Further interviews on personal and professional life : oral history transcript / Friedy Baumann Heisler. Interviews conducted by Suzanne B. Riess in 1991-1992. Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 1998. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Weston, Edward. Ruth Shaw. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
referencedIn Peter and Rose Krasnow papers, 1914-1984 Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
creatorOf Weston, Edward, 1886-1958. Correspondence with Carl Zigrosser, 1928-1939, n.d. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Kuh, Katharine. Oral history interview with Katharine Kuh, 1982 Mar. 18-1983 Mar. 24. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Weatherwax, Seema Aissen. Photographs, 1933-1993. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Armitage, Merle, 1893-1975. Papers, 1930-1974. University of Arizona Libraries
referencedIn Cowell, Sidney Robertson, 1903-1995. Sidney Robertson Cowell correspondence, 1936-1973. Library of Congress
creatorOf Scheyer, Galka E. Galka Scheyer papers, 1917-1945. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Weston, Edward, 1886-1958. Edward Weston letters to Jake Zeitlin, 1929-1955. The California Digital Library
referencedIn Tellaisha, John V. Papers, 1944-1956. University of Arizona Libraries
referencedIn Wilson, Charis, 1914-2009. Charis Wilson papers, circa 1975-1990. University of California, Santa Cruz, UCSC
referencedIn Armitage, Merle, 1893-1975. Correspondence with Carl Zigrosser, 1929-1960, n.d. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Kuh, Katharine. Katharine Kuh interviews, 1982 Mar. 18 - 1983 Mar. 24. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Newhall, Beaumont, 1908-1993. Beaumont and Nancy Newhall papers, 1843-1993. Getty Research Institute
referencedIn Krasnow, Peter, 1886-1979. Peter and Rose Krasnow papers, 1914-1984. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Mabel Dodge Luhan papers, 1859-1961, 1913-1951 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Klein, Arthur. 'Minita' and the Master-Photographer, n.d. J. Paul Getty Center, Arts Archives
creatorOf Kuh, Katharine. Katharine Kuh papers, 1908-1994. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Jeffers, Robinson, 1887-1962. Correspondence file, 1928-1930, from Horace Liveright, Inc. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Beaumont and Nancy Newhall papers, 1843-1993, 1929-1993 Getty Research Institute
creatorOf Letters received by Edward Weston, Under-Secretary of State for the Northern Province, Great Britain and editor of the London Gazette, from diplomats and government agents on the Continent, during the Wars of Austrian Succession. Europe, August 17-December 31, 1743., August 17-December 31, 1743 University of Kansas Kenneth Spencer Research Library Department of Special Collections
creatorOf Weston, Edward, 1886-1958. Letters to Miriam Lerner Fisher, 1925-1956. University of California, Bancroft Library, ARL
creatorOf Weston, Edward, 1886-1958. Edward Weston Collection. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Francis Bacon Library Archive, 1846-1996, 1920-1990 The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, Rare Books Department
referencedIn Newhall, Nancy Wynne. Beaumont and Nancy Newhall papers, 1930-[ongoing]. University of Arizona Libraries
referencedIn Cunningham, Imogen, 1883-1976. Oral history interview with Imogen Cunningham, 1975 June 9. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Wilson, Charis, 1914-. Charis Wilson papers, 1937-1941. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Johan Hagemeyer Photograph Collection, circa 1908-circa 1955 Bancroft Library
creatorOf Cunningham, Imogen, 1883-1976. Imogen Cunningham papers, 1903-1991. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Bowden, Harry, 1907-1965. Harry Bowden papers, 1922-1972. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Liebman, Aline Meyer, 1879-1966. Aline Meyer Liebman papers, 1906-1978. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Weston, Edward, 1886-1958. Edward Weston correspondence : Calif., to Alfred Honigbaum, San Francisco, Calif. : and ephemera, 1921-1937. UC Berkeley Libraries
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correspondedWith Adams, Ansel, 1902-1984 person
associatedWith Armitage, Merle, 1893-1975. person
associatedWith Atget, Eugène, 1856-1927. person
associatedWith Beaumont Newhall person
associatedWith Bender, Albert M. (Albert Maurice), 1866-1941. person
associatedWith Bowden, Harry, 1907-1965. person
associatedWith Brand, Leslie, C. (Leslie Coombs), 1859-1925 person
associatedWith Constantine, Mildred. person
correspondedWith Cowell, Sidney Robertson, 1903-1995. person
associatedWith Cunningham, Imogen, 1883-1976. person
associatedWith Delano, Annita, 1894- person
associatedWith de Rivera, Guadalupe. person
associatedWith Edward Weston person
associatedWith Fisher, Miriam Lerner. person
associatedWith Francis Bacon Foundation corporateBody
associatedWith Ginsberg, Allen, 1926-1997. person
associatedWith Glendale Chamber of Commerce corporateBody
associatedWith Haas, Elise S. (Elise Stern) person
associatedWith Hagemeyer, Johan, 1884-1962. person
associatedWith Heisler, Friedy Baumann, 1900-1997. person
associatedWith Heiting, Manfred. person
associatedWith Holgers, William. person
associatedWith Holub, Leo, 1916- person
correspondedWith Honigbaum, Alfred person
associatedWith Hughes, Gordon. person
associatedWith Hutchinson, Eugene person
associatedWith Imogen Cunningham person
associatedWith Jackson, Joseph Henry, 1894-1955. person
associatedWith Jeffers, Robinson, 1887-1962. person
associatedWith John Simon Guggenheim Foundation. corporateBody
associatedWith John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Fellows in Photography. corporateBody
associatedWith Keyserling, Hermann, Graf von, 1880-1946. person
associatedWith Klein, Arthur. person
associatedWith Krasnow, Peter person
associatedWith Krasnow, Peter, 1886-1979. person
associatedWith Kuh, Katharine person
associatedWith Kuh, Katharine. person
associatedWith Kuhn, Walt, 1877-1949. person
associatedWith Landacre, Paul, 1893-1963. person
associatedWith Lawrence, D. H. (David Herbert), 1885-1930. person
associatedWith Liebman, Aline Meyer, 1879-1966. person
associatedWith Lovell, Phillip. person
associatedWith Luhan, Mabel Dodge, 1879-1962. person
associatedWith McCausland, Elizabeth, 1899-1965. person
correspondedWith Modotti, Tina, 1896-1942 person
associatedWith Moldenhauer, Hans, collector. person
associatedWith Monterey Public Library. California History Room. corporateBody
associatedWith Monterey Public Library. California History Room. corporateBody
associatedWith Monterey Public Library. California History Room. corporateBody
associatedWith Murti, S. K. (Sri Krishna) person
correspondedWith Newhall, Beaumont, 1908-1993 person
associatedWith Newhall, Beaumont, 1908-1993. person
associatedWith Newhall, Nancy Wynne person
correspondedWith Newhall, Nancy Wynne. person
associatedWith O'Shea, John, 1876-1956. person
associatedWith Rivera, Diego, 1886-1957. person
associatedWith Rosen, Roy, 1893-1986. person
associatedWith Scheyer, Galka E. person
associatedWith Seema Aissen Weatherwax person
associatedWith Sheeler, Charles, 1883-1965. person
associatedWith Stieglitz, Alfred, 1864-1946. person
associatedWith Stravinsky, Igor, 1882-1971. person
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associatedWith Teske, Edmund, 1911-1996. person
associatedWith Tropico Improvement Association corporateBody
associatedWith University of Colorado Libraries. Special Collections Dept. corporateBody
correspondedWith Van Dyke, Willard, 1906-1986 person
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associatedWith Wells, Cady, 1904-1954. person
correspondedWith Weston, Brett, 1911-1993 person
associatedWith Wilson, Charis, 1914- person
associatedWith Winant Lopez, Marguerite, person
associatedWith Young, Ella, 1867-1956. person
associatedWith Zeitlin, Jake, 1902-1987, person
associatedWith Zigrosser, Carl, 1891- person
Place Name Admin Code Country
California
California
Mexico
Crescent Beach (Calif.)
Point Lobos (Calif.)
United States
Russia
California
Oceano (Calif.)
Biography
Subject
Photographers--Portraits
Rock formations--Photographs--1930-1940
Wood-engraving
Photographers--Political and social views
Photographers
Wrecks--Photographs--1930-1940
Artists--Books and reading
Beaches--Photographs--1930-1940
Photography, Artistic
Portrait photography
Photography
Dunes--Photographs--1930-1940
Peppers--Photographs--1930-1940
Nude
Nature--Photographs--1930-1940
Women--Portraits--1920-1930
Fog--Photographs--1930-1940
Occupation
Photographers
Function

Person

Birth 1886-03-24

Death 1958-01-01

Male

Americans

English

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