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Arthur Tress

"Hermaphrodite, East Hampton, NY, 1973" ©

Arthur Tress was Born in Brooklyn, NY, in 1940

Known for:
"Breaking away from street photography in the 1970's and developing a personal vision, which included manipulating that reality in front of him instead of being just a passive observer. "
-Alex Novak

Most popular images:
"Flood Dream, Ocean City New Jersey, 1971"
"Stephen Bretch, Bride and Groom, New York, 1970"

Did you know...?
Arthur Tress attended Bard College where he studied Art and Art History, World Culture and Philosophy. While he studied,
Arthur continued to photograph and make short films.
Arthur Tress attained his B.F.A. in 1962.

"Photography has an amazing ability to capture the fine detail of surface textures. But far too often these intricate patterns are loved by the photographer for their own sake. The richness of texture fascinates the eye and the photographer falls easy prey to such quickly-caught complexities. The designs mean nothing in themselves and are merely pictorally attractive abstractions. A central problem in contemporary photography is to bring about a wider significance in purely textural imagery." -Arthur Tress cited in Creative Camera, March, 1968 pg. 94

General Format:
11" x 14", 16" x 20", 20" x 24" silver gelatin and color photographs.


After 1980
11" x 14" $3500

How are the photographs printed and signed?
The photographs are signed au recto in the bottom margin in ink.
Arthur has been working with a printer for over 15 years.
Editions of 50
No Vintage Prints are available.

" Arthur Tress, Center for Photographic Art,"
"Fantastic Voyage," "Arthur Tress: A Retrospective,"
"Fish Tank Sonata," "Planets,"
"Male of the Species, four decades of photographs by Arthur Tress"

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