Seeley, George H., 1880-1955

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George Henry Seeley (1880-1955) was a photographer. He was a lifetime resident of Stockbridge, Massachusetts and supervisor of the art instruction for local schools, as well as an amateur ornithologist. As a photographer, Seeley was a leading member of the Photo-Secession movement along with Alfred Stieglitz, Clarence White, and others. Related to this work, he wrote articles about photography and published his photographs in photographic journals, including Camera Work, as well as exhibiting his images around the world. Seeley frequently used his sisters, May Elizabeth Seeley (born 1878), Lilian R. Seeley (born 1884), and Laura S. Seeley (1888-1979), as models for his photographs. His photography emphasizes soft focuses and subtle tonality. Seeley is also known for his landscape photography of winters in New England and Cape Cod beachscapes.

From the guide to the George H. Seeley papers and photographs, 1900-1975, 1900-1950, (Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library)

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referencedIn Seeley, George H. : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf George H. Seeley papers and photographs, 1900-1975, 1900-1950 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
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associatedWith Bell, Curtis. person
associatedWith Burroughs, John, 1837-1921 person
associatedWith Coburn, Alvin Langdon, 1882-1966 person
associatedWith Corthell, Wendell G. person
associatedWith Davis, May Elizabeth Seeley, b. 1878 person
associatedWith De Meyer, Adolf, Baron, 1868-1949 person
associatedWith Dickson, Edward R. (Edward Robert), b. 1880 person
associatedWith Doty, Robert M. person
associatedWith French, Daniel Chester, 1850-1931 person
associatedWith Kellogg, Spencer, 1876-1944 person
associatedWith Laurvik, J. Nilsen (John Nilsen), b. 1877 person
associatedWith Seeley, Laura S., 1888-1979 person
associatedWith Seeley, Lilian R., b. 1884 person
associatedWith Sharples, Philip P. (Philip Price). person
associatedWith Steichen, Edward, 1879-1973 person
associatedWith Stieglitz, Alfred, 1864-1946 person
associatedWith Thibaudeau, Augustus Jackson, 1866-1939 person
associatedWith White, Clarence H., 1871-1925 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Cape Cod (Mass.)
Stockbridge (Mass.)
Photography, Artistic


Birth 1880

Death 1955




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