Michael Kenna, ‘Poplar Trees, Fucino, Abruzzo, Italy’, 2016, Weston Gallery
Michael Kenna, ‘Poplar Trees, Fucino, Abruzzo, Italy’, 2016, Weston Gallery

Michael Kenna’s work has often been described as enigmatic, graceful, or hauntingly beautiful. Born in England, and currently residing in Seattle, Washington, Kenna has consistently produced a highly compelling body of work on varied subjects, often photographing at dawn or in the dark hours of night with exposures up to 10 hours. His prints have been shown in numerous exhibitions through the world with permanent collections in the Bibliothèque nationale in Paris, the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC, and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Kenna has also done commercial work for such clients as Volvo, Rolls Royce, Audi, Sprint, and Dom Perignon. He has published over 60 books, including two retrospectives.

Signature: Signed, numbered and dated on front of the mount. Signed, dated, numbered and titled with artist's copyright stamp on back of the mount.

Artist represented by the Weston Gallery, Carmel-by-the-Sea, California.

About Michael Kenna

Michael Kenna travels the world, attuned to the aesthetic, emotional, and spiritual resonance of natural and urban landscapes, which he seeks to capture in his exquisite black-and-white photographs. Kenna uses long exposure times and shoots in inclement weather to obscure the details of the vistas before him, instead emphasizing atmosphere, tonality, and form in his photographs. As he explains: “I prefer suggestion over description. I like to use the analogy of haiku poetry where just a few elements act as catalysts for one’s imagination.”

British-American, b. 1953, Widnes, United Kingdom, based in Seattle, Washington