Edward Weston

1886 - 1958

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Edward Henry Weston (March 24, 1886 – January 1, 1958) was a 20th-century American photographer. He has been called "one of the most innovative and influential American photographers..." and "one of the masters of 20th century photography." Over the course of his 40-year career Weston photographed an increasingly expansive set of subjects, including landscapes, still-lifes, nudes, portraits, genre scenes and even whimsical parodies. It is said that he developed a "quintessentially American, and especially Californian, approach to modern photography" because of his focus on the people and places of the American West. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edward Weston has received more than 626,444 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Edward Weston is the 27th most popular photographer (up from 32nd in 2019), the 1,843rd most popular biography from United States (up from 2,097th in 2019) and the 8th most popular American Photographer.

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Among photographers, Edward Weston ranks 27 out of 105Before him are Elliott Erwitt, Alfred Stieglitz, Lewis Hine, Richard Avedon, Astrid Kirchherr, and Irving Penn. After him are Annie Leibovitz, Josef Koudelka, Roger Fenton, Robert Mapplethorpe, Jan Saudek, and Berenice Abbott.

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Among people born in 1886, Edward Weston ranks 62Before him are Garegin Nzhdeh, Henry King, Werner Kempf, Frank Lloyd, Willem Drees, and Erich Fellgiebel. After him are Nikolay Gumilyov, Georg Stumme, Edward Bach, Amédée Ozenfant, Tsuguharu Foujita, and Victor McLaglen. Among people deceased in 1958, Edward Weston ranks 37Before him are Petru Groza, Alfred Weber, Ernest Jones, Henri Farman, Viktor Schauberger, and Franz Bardon. After him are Pál Maléter, Prince Oskar of Prussia, Nuri al-Said, Princess Louise of Orléans, Robert Cecil, 1st Viscount Cecil of Chelwood, and Wilhelm Zaisser.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Edward Weston ranks 1,843 out of 15,968Before him are James Van Allen (1914), Frank Bunker Gilbreth Sr. (1868), Selena Gomez (1992), Queen Noor of Jordan (1951), William A. Wellman (1896), and Judd Hirsch (1935). After him are Robert Wilson (1941), Patricia Cornwell (1956), Sam Houston (1793), Wild Bill Hickok (1837), John Carradine (1906), and Lee Remick (1935).

Among PHOTOGRAPHERS In United States

Among photographers born in United States, Edward Weston ranks 8Before him are Ansel Adams (1902), Diane Arbus (1923), Alfred Stieglitz (1864), Lewis Hine (1874), Richard Avedon (1923), and Irving Penn (1917). After him are Annie Leibovitz (1949), Robert Mapplethorpe (1946), Berenice Abbott (1898), Paul Strand (1890), Nan Goldin (1953), and Carl Van Vechten (1880).