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Artist:
Edward Henry Weston, 24 Mar 1886 - 1 Jun 1958  Search this
Sitter:
Karl Struss, 30 Nov 1886 - Dec 1981  Search this
Medium:
Toned platinum print
Dimensions:
Image/Sheet: 19 × 20.7 cm (7 1/2 × 8 1/8")
Mount: 45.8 × 35.7 cm (18 1/16 × 14 1/16")
Mat: 55.9 × 40.7 cm (22 × 16")
Type:
Photograph
Place:
United States\California\Los Angeles\Los Angeles
Date:
1923
Exhibition Label:
Raised in New York and educated in the art of photography by Clarence White and Alfred Stieglitz, Karl Struss enjoyed critical success as a photographer before choosing to move to California in 1919 to start a second career in film. In addition to making publicity portraits of celebrities, he began working with director Cecil B. DeMille as a cinematographer. Struss served as the lead cameraman in many early silent films, including the epic drama Ben-Hur (1925). He was instrumental in establishing cinematography as a new field and during a career that lasted more than fifty years he worked on more than 140 movies. While Struss was largely focused on cinematography, he still devoted time to fine art photography in California, where he befriended Edward Weston, the creator of this 1923 platinum print.
Topic:
Interior  Search this
Costume\Headgear\Hat  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Eyeglasses  Search this
Costume\Jewelry\Watch  Search this
Costume\Jewelry\Ring\Wedding Band  Search this
Equipment\Camera  Search this
Equipment\Camera\Tripod  Search this
Karl Struss: Male  Search this
Karl Struss: Visual Arts\Artist\Photographer  Search this
Karl Struss: Performing Arts\Cinematographer  Search this
Karl Struss: Oscar  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.87.270
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© 1981 Center for Creative Photography, Arizona Board of Regents
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm46d646cd2-e5e8-430f-aa23-60337a3ee97e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.87.270