Skip to Main Content
Minor White, ‘Rock and Water Abstraction’, c. 1950s-1960s, Skinner
Navigate left
Minor White, ‘Rock and Water Abstraction’, c. 1950s-1960s, Skinner
Navigate right
Save
Save
View
View in room
Share
Share
Save
Save
View
View in room
Share
Share

Minor White

Rock and Water Abstraction, c. 1950s-1960s

Gelatin silver print on Agfa paper
6 9/10 × 9 4/5 in
17.6 × 24.8 cm
Bidding closed
About the work
Provenance
S
Skinner

Image Size: 7 x 9.75 in. (17.6 x 24.8 cm), framed.
Sheet Measures: 11 x 14 in. (28.0 x 35.6 cm).

Image Size: 7 x 9.75 in. (17.6 x 24.8 cm), framed.
Sheet Measures: 11 x 14 in. (28.0 x 35.6 cm).

Medium
Photography
Signature
Unsigned
Minor White
American, 1908–1976
Follow

An influential figure in 20th-century American photography, Minor White first worked as a photographer for the WPA (Works Progress Administration) in Portland, Oregon in the 1930s. Following WWII, he moved to New York and began to associate with a circle that included Edward Steichen and Alfred Stieglitz. From Stieglitz, White learned the impact of sequencing images and “equivalents”—or visual metaphors—and increasingly trained his lens on subject matter traditionally considered mundane, like doorways or paint peeling from a wall. White is also known for his contemplative and tonally nuanced studies of landscapes, nudes, and forms. In 1946, he moved to San Francisco, where he would work closely with Ansel Adams and become a friend of Edward Weston, both of whom White counted as major influences on his work. While living in New York, he was a founding editor of the influential photography magazine Aperture.

Minor White, ‘Rock and Water Abstraction’, c. 1950s-1960s, Skinner
Navigate left
Minor White, ‘Rock and Water Abstraction’, c. 1950s-1960s, Skinner
Navigate right
Save
Save
View
View in room
Share
Share
Save
Save
View
View in room
Share
Share
About the work
Provenance
S
Skinner

Image Size: 7 x 9.75 in. (17.6 x 24.8 cm), framed.
Sheet Measures: 11 x 14 in. (28.0 x 35.6 cm).

Image Size: 7 x 9.75 in. (17.6 x 24.8 cm), framed.
Sheet Measures: 11 x 14 in. (28.0 x 35.6 cm).

Medium
Photography
Signature
Unsigned
Minor White
American, 1908–1976
Follow

An influential figure in 20th-century American photography, Minor White first worked as a photographer for the WPA (Works Progress Administration) in Portland, Oregon in the 1930s. Following WWII, he moved to New York and began to associate with a circle that included Edward Steichen and Alfred Stieglitz. From Stieglitz, White learned the impact of sequencing images and “equivalents”—or visual metaphors—and increasingly trained his lens on subject matter traditionally considered mundane, like doorways or paint peeling from a wall. White is also known for his contemplative and tonally nuanced studies of landscapes, nudes, and forms. In 1946, he moved to San Francisco, where he would work closely with Ansel Adams and become a friend of Edward Weston, both of whom White counted as major influences on his work. While living in New York, he was a founding editor of the influential photography magazine Aperture.

Minor White

Rock and Water Abstraction, c. 1950s-1960s

Gelatin silver print on Agfa paper
6 9/10 × 9 4/5 in
17.6 × 24.8 cm
Bidding closed
Other works by Minor White
Related works
Most Similar