Aaron Siskind, ‘Untitled’, 1953, Wright

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Signature: Signed and dated to verso 'Aaron Siskind 1953

Collection of Ann M. Rothschild | Thence by descent

About Aaron Siskind

Though he began his career as a documentary photographer, Aaron Siskind turned away from representation and towards abstraction in the 1940s, using his camera to capture the graphic patterns, shapes, and forms he observed around him. By carefully framing his subjects, he would transform strands of seaweed on the sand into calligraphic brushstrokes, peeling paint into low-relief sculptures, or graffiti on a wall into a Franz Kline canvas. Siskind influenced and was influenced by the Abstract Expressionists, his photographs frequently exhibited alongside their paintings.

American, 1903-1991, New York, New York

Group Shows

New York,
New York, NY, USA,
WHEN HARRY MET AARON . . . A Conversation between Harry Callahan and Aaron Siskind
New York, NY, USA,
When Harry Met Aaron . . . A Conversation between Harry Callahan and Aaron Siskind
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