Provenance: From the artist to Myron Wood, a photographer at the Chicago Institute of Design, c. 1960; With Scheinbaum and Russek Ltd., Santa Fe
Exhibitions: Harry Callahan - Robert Frank, MoMa, New York
Literature: Greenough, Harry Callahan, National Gallery of Art, 1996, p. 119
ALL profits from the sale of this work will go to the NHS.
This print is mounted, and though not signed, has an excellent provenance.
Harry Callahan (1912-1999) was inspired to take up photography after hearing Ansel Adams speak.
He was largely self-taught, though he did receive encouragement in his pursuits from such luminaries as Edward Steichen and Alfred Stieglitz.
For subject matter, Callahan chose his immediate surroundings, from family, most especially his wife Eleanor Knap, to street scenes, to the landscapes from his escapes to the countryside. In much of his work he experiments with abstraction, each one a poetic reflection on his lived experience.