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Ansel Adams

Moonrise Over Hernandez
Moonrise Over Hernandez, New Mexico, 1941

Born in San Francisco, CA 1902. Lived in Carmel until his death in 1984.

Known For: Large scale silver gelatin landscapes especially of Yosemite National Park; Adams invented the "zone system" of exposure. He established "Friends of Photography" and was a member of the f64 group.

Most Popular Image(s): Moonrise over Hernandez, 1944; Clearing Winter Storm;
Winter Sunrise.

General Format: 8" x 10", 11" x 14", 16" x 20", 20 x 24", and mural size photographs. Mounted and signed with full signature.

How many photographs exist? Most 125 or less.
1,041 originals of
Moonrise over Hernandez.

Price Range: $5,000-$175,000.

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How are the photographs printed and signed? Always printed by Ansel. Signed in pencil or ink au recto, studio stamp au verso. 8x10 prints sold through Yosemite National Park with initials or stamp were not printed by Ansel.

Vintage: Yes, vintage photographs are available.

Portfolios: Seven portfolios: I-VII

Did you know....? The crook in his nose was caused by an aftershock of the San Francisco Earthquake and Fire in 1906. He was four years old and never had it repaired.

Technical Information: Large format 8" x 10" camera, 4" x 5" Polaroid negatives.

Books: There have been many books published on Ansel Adams: American Wilderness; Ansel Adams - An Autobiography; John Szarkowski: Ansel Adams at 100; Photographs of the Southwest.

Availability:. A Gallery for Fine Photography has select images available.

Quote: "My world has been a world too few people are lucky enough to live in — one of peace and beauty. I believe in beauty. I believe in stones and water, air and soil, people and their future and their fate.”

“Stieglitz taught me what became my first commandment: Art is the affirmation of life”

Price history:

1970 -$150
1975-$500
1980-$3,000-$10,000
1990-$3,000-30,000
2002-$5,000-$150,000

Girl of Taos
Girl of Taos, 1930

Authenticity is guaranteed. Prices and availability are subject to change without prior notice.

 

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