Imogen Cunningham


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Imogen Cunningham

1883 - 1976


gelatin silver print, framed, a Whitney Museum of American Art exhibition label on the reverse, 1928

image: 4 by 2 ⅞ in. (10.16 by 7.3 cm.)

frame: 17 ¼ by 14 ¼ in. (43.8 by 36.2 cm.)

The photographer to Alice Breuer Erskine, circa 1929, Mills College alumna and lifelong friend

Acquired from the above, late 1980s

Christina Berding, 'Imogen Cunningham and the Straight Approach,' Modern Photography, May 1951, vol. 15, no. 5, p. 39

Louis Stettner, The History of the Nude in American Photography: 1840 to the Present (Greenwich, 1966), p. 84

Imogen Cunningham: Photographs (Seattle, 1970), cover and pl. 12

Vintage Photographs by Women of the 20’s and 30’s (Chicago: Edwynn Houk Gallery, 1988), title page

Constance Sullivan, ed., Women Photographers (New York, 1990), pl. 36

Thomas Weston Fels, Watkins to Weston: 101 Years of California Photography 1849-1950 (Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1992), p. 139

Richard Lorenz, Imogen Cunningham: Ideas Without End, A Life in Photographs (San Francisco, 1993), pl. 53

Imogen Cunningham: The Modernist Years (Tokyo, 1993), unpaginated

Imogen Cunningham: The Poetry of Form (Frankfurt, 1993), p. 40

Christian A. Peterson, After the Photo-Secession: American Pictorial Photography, 1910-1955 (The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 1997)pl. 61

Naomi Rosenblum, A World History of Photography (New York, 1997), p. 431

Richard Lorenz, Imogen Cunningham: On the Body (Boston, 1998), pl. 44

An Eclectic Focus: Photographs from the Vernon Collection (Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1999), p. 86

Manfred Heiting, ed., Imogen Cunningham: 1883-1976 (Köln, 2001), p. 46

Marianne Karabelnik, ed., Stripped Bare: The Body Revealed in Contemporary Art (New York, 2004), p. 52

Nissan N. Perez, A Rare Gift: The Noel and Harriette Levine Collection of Photograph (Jerusalem: The Israel Museum, 2010), p.113

Karen E. Haas, An Enduring Vision: Photographs from the Lane Collection (Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 2011), pl. 56

Celina Lunsford and Jamie M. Allen, Imogen Cunningham (Madrid:Fundación Mapfre, 2012), p. 230, pl. 182

Quentin Bajac and Sarah Hermanson Meister, The Shape of Things: Photographs from Robert B. Menschel (New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 2016), p. 107

Noam Gal, A Modern Love: Photographs from The Israel Museum (Jerusalem: The Israel Museum, 2019), p. 69

Paul Martineau with contributions by Susan Ehrens, Imogen Cunningham: A Retrospective (Los Angeles: The J. Paul Getty Museum, 2020), pl. 42

New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, The American Century: Art & Culture 1900-2000, April - August 1999