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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 712,398 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Edward Weston is the 35th most popular photographer (down from 27th in 2019), the 2,323rd most popular biography from United States (down from 1,842nd in 2019) and the 9th most popular American Photographer.

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Among photographers, Edward Weston ranks 35 out of 105Before him are Irving Penn, Lewis Hine, Philippe Halsman, Yousuf Karsh, Jan Saudek, and Guillermo Kahlo. After him are Berenice Abbott, Jacques Henri Lartigue, Daidō Moriyama, Paul Strand, Hippolyte Bayard, and Sabine Weiss.

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Among people born in 1886, Edward Weston ranks 74Before him are Gyula Gömbös, Joe Masseria, Leo Geyr von Schweppenburg, Prince Sixtus of Bourbon-Parma, Victor McLaglen, and Hugh Lofting. After him are Walter H. Schottky, Yevgeni Preobrazhensky, Amédée Ozenfant, Henry H. Arnold, Lothar von Arnauld de la Perière, and Edwin Fischer. Among people deceased in 1958, Edward Weston ranks 49Before him are Mikhail Zoshchenko, Luigi Musso, Florent Schmitt, Otto Abetz, Infanta Eulalia of Spain, and Florian Znaniecki. After him are Roger Byrne, Ludwig Crüwell, Robert Cecil, 1st Viscount Cecil of Chelwood, 'Abd al-Ilah, Princess Joséphine Caroline of Belgium, and Claire Lee Chennault.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Edward Weston ranks 2,323 out of 18,182Before him are Warren Christopher (1925), Mark Spitz (1950), James L. Brooks (1940), Richard S. Hamilton (1943), Dean Acheson (1893), and David Lane (1938). After him are Maurice White (1941), Selena (1971), Donald E. Westlake (1933), Clyde Tolson (1900), Charlie Munger (1924), and Michael W. Young (1949).

Among PHOTOGRAPHERS In United States

Among photographers born in United States, Edward Weston ranks 9Before him are Diane Arbus (1923), Annie Leibovitz (1949), Richard Avedon (1923), Robert Mapplethorpe (1946), Irving Penn (1917), and Lewis Hine (1874). After him are Berenice Abbott (1898), Paul Strand (1890), Carl Van Vechten (1880), Ansel Adams (1902), Nan Goldin (1953), and William Klein (1928).