Edward Weston

The Last Years in Carmel

March 02-July 09, 2002

Toward the end of his career, the well-known twentieth-century American photographer Edward Weston (1886–1958) created a body of work distinct from what he had previously produced. Edward Weston: The Last Years in Carmel, is the first exhibition ever to focus on these masterful pictures; in fact, more than a dozen of the photographs have never been shown or published. Organized by the Art Institute of Chicago, the exhibition features 76 black-and-white photographs, all taken between 1938 and 1948 in and around the artist's home in the Carmel Highlands of the central California coast.

Edward Weston: The Last Years in Carmel was organized by The Art Institute of Chicago, and has been supported by a major grant from American Airlines. Additional support has been provided by the Hyatt Vacation Club and the Modern Art Council, an auxiliary of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Weston, man and woman on hillside

Edward Weston, Portrait of Cole Weston and his wife, Dorothy, 1945; collection The Art Institute of Chicago, restricted gift of Mrs. Everett Kovler