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Ansel Adams

[American Photographer, 1902-1984]

• Also known as:  Ansel Easton Adams
• Subject matter:  Specializes in the American West.
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There is nothing worse than a brilliant image of a fuzzy concept.
- Ansel Adams


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Original works by Ansel Adams available for purchase at art galleries worldwide
Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago

Notable SiteCalifornia Museum of Photography at U.C. Riverside
Ansel Adams/Fiat Lux Database

Notable SiteAnsel Adams at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan
Exhibition: Ansel Adams

Notable SiteAnsel Adams at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art Timetable of Art History

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
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Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston
Photograph collection online

Notable SiteNorton Simon Museum, Pasadena, California

Notable SiteSan Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Amon Carter Museum, Texas
Moonrise over Hernandez, N.M.

Brauer Museum of Art at Valparaiso University, Indiana

Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio
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Monolith, the Face of Half Dome, Yosemite National Park

Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

Currier Gallery of Art, New Hampshire

Figge Art Museum, Davenport, Iowa

Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art at the University of Oklahoma
Aspens, New Mexico, 1958

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana

Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska
The Tetons and the Snake River, Grand Teton National Park, WY, 1942

Ansel Adams in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art Database

Mint Museum of Art, North Carolina
Mount McKinley and Wonder Lake, Denali National Park, Alaska

Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College, Chicago
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National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Untitled - O'Keeffe and Tree, 1938

New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe

Philadelphia Museum of Art
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Pomona College Museum of Art, California
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Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey

Rockford Art Museum, Illinois

Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago

Ansel Adams at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.

Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas
Barn, Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Tucson Museum of Art, Arizona

U.S. Library of Congress, Washington D.C.
Ansel Adams's Photographs of Japanese-American Internment during World War II

Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond
Bridalveil Fall, ca.1952-54

William Benton Museum of Art, Storrs, Connecticut

Art Market:
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Christie's Past Sale Archive   NEW!
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive   NEW!
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SiteWikimedia Commons Image Database  

Masters of Photography

USC Annenberg School for Communication

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Miscellaneous Sites:
AnalisisFotografia (in Spanish)  

Photography @ Temple University Online

The History Place
25 photographs: "The Best of Ansel Adams"

Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable reference works  
The "Art Encyclopedia" entry is from the Concise Grove Dictionary of Art (2002). The "Photography Encyclopedia" entry is from the The Oxford Companion to the Photograph (2005).

Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on Ansel Adams  
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Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia

Artnet Magazine
Evening Clouds and Pool, East Side of the Sierra Nevada, from the Owens Valley, California, 1962


Resource Library Magazine
In Praise of Nature exhibit (Portland Museum of Art)

Resource Library Magazine
In Praise of Nature exhibit (Orlando Museum of Art)

Resource Library Magazine
Ansel Adams Photographs

Resource Library Magazine
Arizona Highways: Celebrating the Tradition

Ansel Adams - Leader in the Art of Conservation

The Guardian Newspaper, UK
"The sordid and the sublime", 2002 review by Adrian Searle

Time Magazine
"Master of the Yosemite", 1979 article by Robert Hughes

Time Magazine
"Images of America Before Its Fall", 1974 article by Robert Hughes

Antiques Roadshow (PBS) Appraisals
"20th-Century Ansel Adams Portfolio"

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Interactive Flash feature: Ansel Adams at 100

Audio selections from an interview with the photographer

"Look Inside" and "Search Inside" Books at Amazon
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Americas Wilderness: The Photographs of Ansel Adams

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Ansel Adams: Trees

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Ansel Adams and the American Landscape: A Biography

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Ansel Adams: A Biography

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Portfolios of Ansel Adams

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Ansel Adams: An Autobiography

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Ansel Adams: Classic Images

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Examples: The Making of 40 Photographs

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The American Wilderness

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Ansel Adams: Our National Parks

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The Ansel Adams Guide, Book 2

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Yosemite and the High Sierra

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The Camera

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The Negative

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The Print

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California: With Classic California Writings

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Ansel Adams at 100

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The Ansel Adams Guide, Book 1

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Ansel Adams at 100: A Postcard Folio Book

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The Grand Canyon and the Southwest

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Ansel Adams: Letters, 1916-1984

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Ansel Adams: The National Park Service Photographs


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Ansel Adams: Mt. McKinley Range
Mt. McKinley Range

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Ansel Adams: Moon and Half Dome
Moon and Half Dome

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Ansel Adams: Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico
Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico

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Ansel Adams: Oak Tree, Snowstorm, Yosemite National Park
Oak Tree, Snowstorm, Yosemite National Park

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Ansel Adams: Oak Tree, Sunset City, California
Oak Tree, Sunset City, California

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Ansel Adams: Tetons and the Snake River
Tetons and the Snake River

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