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This picture was of the sand dunes in Oceano, California in 1936. Weston once again expanded his portfolio and photographed the Western and Southwestern United States for the following two years. In 1946, 300 of Weston’s best prints were on display in the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The year 1948 rolled around Weston had advancing Parkinson’s disease and took his final photograph. After the Publishing of his work in 1952, the completed project included a number of eight by ten prints from over eight hundred negatives. The Smithsonian in 1956 held an exhibit of Edward’s best work.
The show the “World of Edward Weston” honored the man who had accomplished so much in his lifetime and greatly changed the face and meaning of American photography. Two years after the exhibit on January 1st, 1958, the great American photographer Edward Weston, died at his home in California. He was cremated, and his ashes were spread across the beach of Point Lobos where he photographed earlier in life. Edward Weston is an American photographer who, serves as an inspiration for any photographer. No one shall forget what he has done and may his soul rest in peace.
Edward Weston, an American photographer, born in Highland Park, Illinois, began to photograph at his aunt's farm and in Chicago parks when he was sixteen years old with a Kodak Bulls-Eye #2 camera his father had given him. In 1903 Weston first had his photographs exhibited at the Chicago Art Institute. Weston attended the Illinois College of Photography. Four years later he moved to California where he became a founding member of the Camera Pictorialists of Los Angeles. The Western landscape of California soon became his principal subject matter. He married Flora Chandler in 1909 and they soon gave birth to two sons, Edward Chandler Weston, in 1910 and Theodore Brett Weston in 1911. Weston's third son, Laurence Neil Weston, was born in 1916 and his fourth, Cole Weston, in 1919. Both Cole and Brett followed in their fathers footstep and became photographers as well.
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Edward Henry Weston (March 24, 1886 – January 1, 1958) was a 20th-century American . He has been called "one of the most innovative and influential American photographers…" and "one of the masters of 20th century photography." Over the course of his 40-year career Weston photographed an increasingly expansive set of subjects, including landscapes, still lifes, nudes, portraits, genre scenes and even whimsical parodies. It is said that he developed a "quintessentially American, and specially Californian, approach to modern photography" because of his focus on the people and places of the American West. In 1937 Weston was the first photographer to receive a , and over the next two years he produced nearly 1,400 negatives using his 8 × 10 view camera. Some of his most famous photographs were taken of the trees and rocks at , California, near where he lived for many years.
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On March 24, 1886 in Highland Park, Illinois, Edward Henry Weston was born. Edward Burbank Weston his father was an obstetrician and his mother Alice Jeanette Brett, was an actress. When he was only five Weston’s mother Alice passed away. His elder sister Mary who was fifteen at the time established a positive relationship and took over the mothering for young Edward. Four years later when he was nine his father remarried. Neither child got along with their stepmother. He attended Oakland Grammar School in Chicago, Illinois. When his older sister Mary was married and moved out, young Edward became his parents’ sole focus.
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He excelled and finished the twelve-month course he was taking in six months. Weston returned to California, where he was hired to re-touch photographs at the George Steckel Portrait Studio in Los Angeles. In 1909 he was hired as a photographer at the Louis A. Mojoiner Portrait Studio. He found and married his wife Flora Chandler, who he later had four children with. After three years Edward Weston opened his own photography studio in Tropico, California where he would spend the next twenty years of his life. He worked on soft focus, pictorial style prints.