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Photogravure: Master Prints from the Collection
Curated by: Peter Barberie
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia 19130


May 11th, 2013 - August 11th, 2013
Opening: 
May 11th, 2013 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
 
The Terminal, Alfred StieglitzAlfred Stieglitz, The Terminal,
1893 (negative); c. 1913 (print), Photogravure, Image: 10 x 13 3/16 inches (25.4 x 33.5 cm)
© Courtesy of the Philadelphia Museum of Art
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Photogravure, a printmaking process that combines elements of engraving and photography, was a prized medium among artist-photographers of the late nineteenth century, who labored over their hand-pulled prints. Although not widely practiced today, the process remains a preference for certain contemporary artists. This exhibition includes around fifty-five works, most of them master prints from the 1880s through the 1910s by Pictorialist photographers such as Edward S. Curtis, Peter Henry Emerson, Gertrude Käsebier, Edward Steichen, and Alfred Stieglitz. There are also extraordinary examples from the 1930s by Man Ray, Paul Strand, and Doris Ullman, and contemporary works by Ian van Coller, Jon Goodman, Eikoh Hosoe, and Lorna Simpson.


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