During his lifetime Edward Weston (March 24, 1886- January 1, 1958) revolutionized photography by taking unadulterated pictures of his subjects. Stark Beauty captures Weston much in the same way the artist captured the world through his lens.
Three sections represent the most iconic aspects of Weston’s work: portraits of his beautiful muses and famous contemporaries, vast American landscapes depicting the United States in unaltered focus and reality, and close-ups which find beauty in the forms of man-made objects, vegetables, and the bare human body.
This exhibition is on loan from The Capital Group Foundation. The foundation’s collection includes outstanding works from some of the most influential 20th century American photographers.
The foundation’s mission is to make the collection available to the public for exhibition and education.