Wisconsin

A work made of gelatin silver print.

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  • A work made of gelatin silver print.

Date:

c. 1949

Artist:

Harry Callahan
American, 1912–1999

About this artwork

A self-taught photographer from Detroit, Harry Callahan became one of the most respected photographers of the 20th century and mentored a generation of students at Chicago’s Institute of Design. He once modestly described his subjects as “nature, buildings, and people,” and his photographs of architecture share a hallmark frontality and simplicity. In this image of an airplane hangar, Callahan masked off part of his 8 × 10–inch negative to emphasize the building’s horizontal form. The Art Institute purchased this photograph from the photographer a year after granting Callahan his first one-man museum exhibition.

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Photography

Artist

Harry Callahan

Title

Wisconsin

Origin

United States

Date

Made 1944–1954

Medium

Gelatin silver print

Inscriptions

No markings recto or verso

Dimensions

10.6 × 24.3 cm (image/paper/mount)

Credit Line

Peabody Fund

Reference Number

1952.447

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