Edward S. Curtis (1868-1952)

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Edward S. Curtis - Plate 102 Mosquito Hawk- Assiniboin border=
Title:
Plate 102 Mosquito Hawk- Assiniboin
Date:
1908
Size:
Portfolio, 22 x 18 inches
Medium:
Vintage Photogravure
 
Description by Edward S. Curtis: Born on the Missouri below Williston, North Dakota. When he was fourteen he followed a war-party, but gained no honors. On his next four expeditions he had as little success, but on the next he killed a Sioux. He fought against the Piegan, killing two, taking a scalp. He never fasted, and never has had a vision. He married at seventeen.

This strong looking male subject is in profile. He is wearing a thick fur robe, has long hair, and a well-aged face.

In recent decades photography has been one of the "hot" areas in the art world, with photographic works receiving high recognition in major museums and achieving stratospheric prices at auction. Edward Curtis is clearly poised to take his place in a pantheon which includes Ansel Adams, Carlton Watkins, and other masters of the medium.
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