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Edward Weston, American, (1886–1958)
Wake (Ted Shawn), 1915
Photographic materials on Paper
16 1/4 in. x 11 1/2 in. (41.28 cm. x 29.21 cm.)

Object Type: Photography
Technique: Black & white photography
Credit Line: Scripps College, Claremont, CA
Accession Number: PH5

"International Photography and Photographic News", 20 October 1916, 15 January 1917.

Edward Weston is a renowned 20th century photographer, known for his photographic formalism of emphasizing composition and abstract form rather than content. Early in his career, however, many of his photographs were in a pictorial style, which mimicked painting by capturing the subject with a soft focus. This is the style in which he photographed Ted Shawn, a dancer and actor who was married to Ruth St. Denis (also pictured in the show). The harsh lighting and theatrical pose captures Ted Shawn’s dance interpretation of the 2 3rd Psalm.
-Alex Trimm, Turk Intern 2011-2012

This work is also known as "Ted Shawn as David'.

"American Photography, 1920-1945", Lang Gallery, 11/6/88-12/18/88

Platinum print, mounted onto white mat board.

Object Description
Twentieth century black and white photograph of the actor Ted Shawn.


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