Ansel Adams, ‘Dead Tree, Sunset Crater National Monument, Arizona’, 1947, Phillips

Signature: Signed in pencil on the mount; numbered 11, 53 in pencil and Portfolio II credit reproduction limitation stamp on the reverse of the mount.

Little, Brown and Company, Ansel Adams: 400 Photographs, p. 159
Szarkowski, The Portfolios of Ansel Adams, pl. 11

Alinder Gallery, Gualala, CA

About Ansel Adams

Ansel Adams is widely regarded as one of the most famous photographers of all time, particularly in reference to his striking images of the American wilderness. Adams placed great value upon technical mastery of his craft, carefully evaluating gradations of light in the image, manipulating degree of exposure, and constantly experimenting with new techniques. Along with contemporaries Imogen Cunningham and Edward Weston, Adams founded the group f/64, devoted to what they termed “straight photography,” as opposed to staged or embellished images. Adams was also pivotal in the establishment of the Department of Photography at the Museum of Modern Art.

American, 1902-1984, San Francisco, California