Untitled

A work made of chromogenic print.

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  • A work made of chromogenic print.

Date:

1956/62

Artist:

Robert Earl Wilson
American, 1936-2006

About this artwork

Son of an itinerant jazz musician, Robert Earl Wilson was a self-taught photographer from Scranton, Pennsylvania. In 1959 he came to Chicago and immediately began a photographic exploration of his new city. Three years later, Hugh Edwards presented Wilson’s first solo exhibition, Chicago and Its People. Beginning with a series of landscapes taken in Jackson Park during the four seasons, the exhibition presented scenes from across the city. Edwards praised Wilson’s images for their “natural simplicity and skill,” purchasing several works for the permanent collection. Wilson became part of a core group of South Side photographers from the Woodlawn/Hyde Park area who documented Chicago in the mid-1960s.

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Photography

Artist

Robert Earl Wilson

Title

Untitled

Origin

United States

Date

1956–1962

Medium

Chromogenic print

Dimensions

16.7 x 24.9 cm (image/paper); 35.6 x 27.6 cm (mount)

Credit Line

Photography Purchase Fund

Reference Number

1962.44

Extended information about this artwork

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