A Legacy of Light Art Exhibit

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June 15, 2024, 11:00 am to 6:00 PM
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Marshall Gallery
2525 Michigan Ave. Ste. A6
Santa Monica, 90404
A Legacy of Light Art Exhibit

Marshall Gallery is pleased to present a special exhibition showcasing an extraordinary collection of the work of American photographer Edward S. Curtis. For the first time, the show unites two never-before-exhibited private collections of two very distinct, yet complimentary Curtis vintage photographic mediums, the goldtone print and copper photogravure printing plates.

Edward Sheriff Curtis (b.1868, d.1952) ranks among the most important photographers of the 20th century and is a pinnacle figure in photography representing the American West. His oeuvre is distinguished as an incredible artistic creation as well as an important historical document of indigenous peoples and their diverse cultures. For three-plus decades beginning in 1898 and ending in 1930, Curtis produced images of over 80 tribes from the deserts of Southern California to the Arctic that not only record traditional lifeways but also convey a dignity, universal humanity, and majesty that eclipse all other work made portraying Native Americans of the period.

A Legacy of Light Art Exhibit