Edward Weston: Portrait of the Young Man as an Artist
PORTRAIT OF THE YOUNG MAN AS AN ARTIST
March 31–August 5, 2018
Over the course of his fifty-year career, American photographer Edward Weston (1886 – 1958) blazed a path into Photo-Modernism rendering portraits, landscapes, still-lifes, and nudes.
Presenting Weston’s earliest work from a recently discovered family album, Edward Weston: Portrait of the Young Man as an Artist compares the artist’s naive first artistic efforts with his later masterworks to show the persistence and evolution of his singular vision to find essential form in the vernacular with an ever-increasing intensity. As a young man deeply intuitive and original in his creative expression, Edward Weston demonstrates that his teenage work, beginning with his amateur snapshots, embrace the same significant form as the later work for which he is now considered a master.
Edward Weston: Portrait of a Young Man as an Artist was inaugurated at the Monterey Museum of Art as an exhibition originated and toured by Curatorial Assistance Traveling Exhibitions with loans from the Monterey Museum of Art and the Bolt/Chandler family. Sponsored in part by The Clark Foundation and The Table Rock Group at Morgan Stanley.