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Untitled (Cincinnati, Ohio)

A work made of gelatin silver print.

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  • A work made of gelatin silver print.

Date:

1960

Artist:

Fred Beckman
American, born 1932

About this artwork

Fred Beckman began making landscape photographs around 1961, having studied art as well as neuroscience. By the time of his 1963 exhibition at the Art Institute, when he was working as a research assistant in neurosurgery at the University of Chicago, he had compiled some 1,000 images. Beckman photographed rural scenes as well as what he called “anonymous architecture” and was most attracted to the effects of light on landscape, as in this image of a church steeple set against a wooded hill. Hugh Edwards featured this image on the exhibition announcement, writing in the press release, “There are no symbols, no clichés, to distort the beauty of simple things simply seen.”

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Photography and Media

Artist

Fred Beckman

Title

Untitled (Cincinnati, Ohio)

Place

United States (Artist's nationality)

Date

Made 1960

Medium

Gelatin silver print

Dimensions

Image/paper: 26.2 × 34.3 cm (10 3/8 × 13 9/16 in.); Mount: 45.7 × 55.8 cm (18 × 22 in.)

Credit Line

Joseph and Helen Regenstein Foundation Fund

Reference Number

1964.53

Extended information about this artwork

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