Bebe and I, Brookline, 2011

Paper size: 14 x 11 in (35.56 x 27.94 cm)

Signature: Signed, titled, dated, and numbered verso in pencil.

About Nicholas Nixon

Nicholas Nixon takes intimate, black-and-white photographs of children, the elderly and infirm, and his own family (as well as cityscapes). Best known for his series “The Brown Sisters”, Nixon began taking portraits of his wife, Bebe, and her three sisters in 1975, and has continued to photograph them annually since. Influenced by the photography of Walker Evans, Edward Weston, and Alfred Stieglitz, among others, Nixon works with a large-format camera; “For me the print is what matters most. Generally the biggest possible negative has the most clarity, presence, and believability,” he has said. Nixon’s images, which include close-up self-portraits of the artist’s bearded face, manifest the humanistic potential of photography, offering moments of tenderness between individuals, and meticulously capturing the minute details of his subjects.

American, b. 1947, Detroit, Michigan

Solo Shows on Artsy

2013
Here And Now, Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
The Pritzker Center for Photography, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), San Francisco
2015
Back, Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York