Edward Weston

1886 - 1958

Edward Weston

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 lives, 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 519,017 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 32nd most popular photographer.

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Among photographers, Edward Weston ranks 32 out of 87Before him are Jacques Henri Lartigue, Roger Fenton, Elliott Erwitt, Lewis Hine, Annie Leibovitz, and Irving Penn. After him are Robert Mapplethorpe, André-Adolphe-Eugène Disdéri, Philippe Halsman, Carl Van Vechten, Cornell Capa, and William Klein.

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Among people born in 1886, Edward Weston ranks 69Before him are Georg Stumme, Frank Nitti, Dong Biwu, Gyula Gömbös, Firmin Lambot, and Frederic Bartlett. After him are Henry H. Arnold, Yehuda Ashlag, Hugh Lofting, Ernst Robert Curtius, Manuel Ponce, and Rudolf Schmidt. Among people deceased in 1958, Edward Weston ranks 49Before him are Pál Maléter, Abul Kalam Azad, Ludwig Crüwell, Robert Cecil, 1st Viscount Cecil of Chelwood, Peter Collins, and Ernest Jones. After him are Ronald Colman, Johnston McCulley, Infanta Eulalia of Spain, Mikhail Zoshchenko, Alfred Weber, and 'Abd al-Ilah.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Edward Weston ranks 2,097 out of 12,171Before him are Irvin Kershner (1923), Thomas A. Hendricks (1819), Don Cheadle (1964), Kevin A. Lynch (1918), Bernard Malamud (1914), and Leland Stanford (1824). After him are Chris Columbus (1958), Richard Basehart (1914), Janet Jackson (1966), King C. Gillette (1855), Elisabeth Shue (1963), and Clair Cameron Patterson (1922).

Among PHOTOGRAPHERS In United States

Among photographers born in United States, Edward Weston ranks 11Before him are Alfred Stieglitz (1864), Berenice Abbott (1898), Jacques Henri Lartigue (1894), Lewis Hine (1874), Annie Leibovitz (1949), and Irving Penn (1917). After him are Robert Mapplethorpe (1946), Carl Van Vechten (1880), William Klein (1928), Paul Strand (1890), Nan Goldin (1953), and Imogen Cunningham (1883).

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