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Ruth Bernhard

Female Nude with Crossed Arms, 1960s

Silver print on original mount
14 1/2 × 9 1/4 in
36.8 × 23.5 cm
This is a unique work.
$5,500
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Chalfont
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Passes blacklight test and on early mounting board. Bray took Bernhard's courses and then …

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Passes blacklight test and on early mounting board. Bray took Bernhard's courses and then helped her out on subsequent ones. She gave him this print as thanks. Print Date 1960s.

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Ruth Bernhard
German-American, 1905–2006
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During her lifetime, Ruth Bernhard shot almost exclusively in black-and-white, focusing on the sensuality of the human body, resulting in images that are charged with erotic power. In her silver gelatin print, Mother & Child, Joane (1963), a mother clutches her infant, lovingly cradling it to her. Their nude bodies, contours, and bare skin mirror one another, creating formal as well as emotional depth. Bernhard was born in Berlin and studied at the city’s Academy of Art before moving to the United States in 1927. She counted Margrethe Mather and Edward Weston among her colleagues and friends, and claimed the two photographers were responsible for showing her that the medium was capable of artistry. She also produced photographs for the Museum of Modern Art’s first exhibition catalogue.

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Passes blacklight test and on early mounting board. Bray took Bernhard's courses and then …

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Passes blacklight test and on early mounting board. Bray took Bernhard's courses and then helped her out on subsequent ones. She gave him this print as thanks. Print Date 1960s.

Price ranges of small photographs by Ruth Bernhard
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$5,200–$5,850
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Ruth Bernhard
German-American, 1905–2006
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During her lifetime, Ruth Bernhard shot almost exclusively in black-and-white, focusing on the sensuality of the human body, resulting in images that are charged with erotic power. In her silver gelatin print, Mother & Child, Joane (1963), a mother clutches her infant, lovingly cradling it to her. Their nude bodies, contours, and bare skin mirror one another, creating formal as well as emotional depth. Bernhard was born in Berlin and studied at the city’s Academy of Art before moving to the United States in 1927. She counted Margrethe Mather and Edward Weston among her colleagues and friends, and claimed the two photographers were responsible for showing her that the medium was capable of artistry. She also produced photographs for the Museum of Modern Art’s first exhibition catalogue.

Ruth Bernhard

Female Nude with Crossed Arms, 1960s

Silver print on original mount
14 1/2 × 9 1/4 in
36.8 × 23.5 cm
This is a unique work.
$5,500
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
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