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A work made of gelatin silver print.

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  • A work made of gelatin silver print.

Date:

1958/61

Artist:

Joseph D. Jachna
American, 1935-2016

About this artwork

Joseph Jachna studied under Harry Callahan and Aaron Siskind at Chicago’s Institute of Design (ID), receiving his master’s degree in 1961 with a thesis comprising photographs of water. That year was a turning point for his career: his images were featured in a special issue of Aperture magazine dedicated to five students at the ID, and Hugh Edwards mounted his first one-man exhibition at the Art Institute. About half of the show focused on pictures of water—reflections, distortions, and landscapes—and Edwards wrote that “Jachna’s prints express deep introspection” and “a poetic sensibility for the significance of small objects.” He later acquired 20 photographs for the collection.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Photography and Media

Artist

Joseph D. Jachna

Title

Untitled

Place

United States (Artist's nationality:)

Date  Dates are not always precisely known, but the Art Institute strives to present this information as consistently and legibly as possible. Dates may be represented as a range that spans decades, centuries, dynasties, or periods and may include qualifiers such as c. (circa) or BCE.

Made 1958–1961

Medium

Gelatin silver print

Dimensions

Image/paper: 15.4 × 23.2 cm (6 1/8 × 9 3/16 in.); Mount: 28 × 35.6 cm (11 1/16 × 14 1/16 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Joseph Jachna

Reference Number

1961.853

Extended information about this artwork

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