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Evocative Presence: Twentieth Century Photographs in the Permanent Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Date open to public: 2/27/1988

Closing date: 5/1/1988

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This exhibition was first organized by the MFAH.

Exhibition curated or organized by: Tucker, Anne

Exhibition venue: Upper Jones Galleries

Related subjects, medium, artists:
Art, Modern; Photography, Artistic


 Participating Artists


Abbott, Berenice, 1898-1991
Provincetown Playhouse, 133 McDougal Street, Manhattan, December 29, 1936 from Changing New York series, gelatin silver photograph
Adams, Ansel, 1902-1984
Moonrise over Hernandez, New Mexico, 1944, gelatin silver photograph
Adams, Robert, 1937-
Near Willard, Utah, 1978, gelatin silver photograph
Alvarez Bravo, Manuel, 1902-2002
Concerning the Temptations in the House of Antonio, 1960s, gelatin silver photograph
Atget, Eugčne, 1857-1927
Pont Marie, 1926 and Saint Cloud, 1924, aristotype printing-out photographs
Avedon, Richard, 1923-2004
Francis, Bacon, Artist, April, 1979, gelatin silver photograph
Baldessari, John, 1931-
A Different Kind of Order (The Thelonius Monk Story), 1972-73, gelatin silver photograph
Baltz, Lewis, 1945-
Construction Detail, East Wall, Xerox, 1821 Dyer Road, Santa Ana, 1974, from New Industrial Parks series, gelatin silver photograph
Bayer, Herbert, 1900-1985
Man and Architecture, c. 1927, gelatin silver photograph;
Muscles, 1934, from Das Wunder des Lebens, photo collage and gouache
Bourke-White, Margaret, 1904-1971
Otis Steel Mill Company, Cleveland, Ohio, 1929, gelatin silver photograph;
Untitled, lates 1920s, gelatin silver photograph
Brancusi, Constantin, 1876-1957
View of the Studio: Endless Column, Bird in Space, c. 1922, gelatin silver photograph
Brandt, Bill, 1904-1983
Bookmaker at Epsom, Derby Day, c. 1932, gelatin silver photograph with graphite;
Maid Preparing the Evening Bath, c. 1932, gelatin silver photograph
Brassaď, 1899-1984
L´Entrée du Bal Tabarin (The Entrance to Bal Tabarin), 1932, gelatin silver photograph
Breitenbach, Joseph, 1896-1984
Portrait of Richard Revy, Munich, 1932, gelatin silver photograph
Bruguičre, Francis Joseph, 1879-1945
Cut Paper Abstraction, c. 1925-27, gelatin silver photograph
Callahan, Harry, 1912-1999
Eleanor, Chicago, 1949, gelatin silver photograph
Caponigro, Paul, 1932-
Stonehenge, 1967, from Monuments of Ancient Ireland series, gelatin silver photograph
Cartier-Bresson, Henri, 1908-2004
Untitled, c. 1931-33, gelatin silver photograph
Clift, William, 1944-
Rainbow, Waldo, New Mexico, 1978, gelatin silver photograph
Conner, Linda, 1944-
Yogi, Banaras, 1979, gelatin printing-out-paper photograph, toned
Consemüller, Erich, 1902-1957, attributed to
Man and Architecture, 1926-30, gelatin silver photograph
Crawford, Ralston, 1906-1978
Ship´s Wake, c. 1950-52, gelatin silver photograph
Cumming, Robert, 1943-
Watermelon/Bread, 1970, gelatin silver photograph;
8 Year Old Girl, 6 Month Old Weed, 1974, gelatin silver photograph
Cunningham, Imogen, 1883-1976
Magnolia Bud, 1925, gelatin silver photograph
De Carava, Roy, 1919-
Man in a Window, 1978, gelatin silver photograph
De Lekuona, Nicolaěs, 1913-1937
Untitled, 1935, mixed media photomontage
Divola, John, 1949-
Untitled, from Zuma series, 1977, color coupler photograph
Drtikol & Spol (Drtikol, Frantisek, 1883-1961 and Augustin Skarda)
Untitled, 1914, bromoil photograph
Drtikol, František, 1883-1961
Composition, c. 1925, gelatin silver photograph;
Worker (Portrait of Jaroslav Rössler], 1924, bromoil photograph
Eggleston, William, 1939-
Near Marks, Mississippi, c. 1974, dye transfer photograph
Engel, Morris, 1918-
Sweet Evelyn, East Side, N.Y.C., 1938, gelatin silver photograph
Evans, Walker, 1903-1975
Roadside Sandwich Shop, Pontchatoula, Louisiana, 1936, gelatin silver photograph;
Untitled, 1929, gelatin silver photograph
Farber, Dennis, 1946-
Divided Conscience, 1986-87, color coupler photograph with acrylic and gold leaf
Faurer, Louis, 1916-2001
Recreation Period, 1938, gelatin silver photograph
Feininger, T. Lux, 1910-
Black-White Dance, 1928-19, gelatin silver photograph
Fellig, Arthur, called Weegee, 1899-1968
Stork Club, c. 1945, gelatin silver photograph
Fink, Larry, 1941-
Untitled, 1978, gelatin silver photograph
Frank, Robert, 1924-
Gelatin silver photographs:
Sick of Goodbys, 1978;
Political Rally, Chicago, 1956, from the Americans, printed 1970s;
Peru, 1948, printed 1970s;
Paris, 1950
Friedlander, Lee, 1934-
Gelatin silver photographs: Newark, 1963; Galax, Virginia, 1962;
Kyoto, 1979, photogravure
Funke, Jaromír, 1896-1945
Gelatin silver photographs:
Eye Reflection, 1932;
Stairway of Old Prague, 1924;
Composition, 1927-29
Gelpke, André, 1947-
Cannes, 1978, gelatin silver photograph
Genthe, Arnold, 1869-1942
San Francisco Fire, April 18, 1906, 9 a.m., platinum (?) photograph
Giacomelli, Mario, 1925-2000
Untitled, from Verrá la morte e avra I tuoi occhi series, 1966, gelatin silver photograph
Gilpin, Laura, 1891-1979
Steps of the Castillo, 1932, platinum photograph
Gohlke, Frank W., 1942-
Looking South across the Red River - near Byers, Texas, 1984, gelatin silver photograph
Gossage, John R., 1946-
Ornamentals, Georgetown, 1978, gelatin silver photograph
Gowin, Emmet, 1941-
Nancy and Dwayne, Danville, Virginia, 1970, gelatin silver photograph, printed 1976
Groover, Jan, 1943-
Untitled (JGD149), 1983, palladium photograph
Grossman, Sidney, 1913-1955
Gelatin silver photographs:
Untitled, 1945, from Black Christ Festival, Panama series;
Kick, 1947, from Coney Island series;
Shooting Boy with Mask, 1947-48, from Recent New York series
Gutmann, John, 1905-1988
Before Pearl Harbor. ROTC at Mission High School, San Francisco, 1938, gelatin silver photograph
Heartfield, John, 1891-1968
Rotogravure photomontage:
The Nazis Play with Fire, February 20, 1935, A-I-Z, Volume 14, Number 9;
Diagnosis, March 21, 1935, A-I-Z, Volume 14, Number 12;
Hurrah, the Butter is Gone!, December 19, 1935, A-I-Z, Volume 14, Number 51;
The Thousand-Year Reich, September 29, 1934, A-I-Z, Volume 13, Number 38;
O Christmas Tree in German Territory, December 27, 1934, A-I-Z, Volume 13, Number 52
Heinecken, Robert, 1931-2006
Space/Time Metamorphosis #1, 1975-76, photo emulsion on canvas, charcoal, pencil
Henri, Florence, 1893-1982
Composition Nature Morte, 1931, gelatin silver photograph
Hine, Lewis Wickes, 1874-1940
Riveters, 1932, gelatin silver photograph
Hosoe, Eikoh, 1933-
Embrace #46, 1971, gelation silver photograph
Jahan, Pierre, 1909-2003
Untitled, c. 1950, gelatin silver photograph
Kertész, André, 1894-1985
Chairs, the Medici Fountain, 1926, gelatin silver photograph;
In Les Halles, 1929, gelatin silver photograph
Klein, William, 1928-
In Les Halles, 1929, gelatin silver photograph
Krause, George, 1937-
Untitled, from Saints and Martyrs series begun 1964, Gelatin silver photograph, toned, printed 1979
Kühn, Heinrich, 1866-1944
Miss Mary Sitting, c. 1905-10, gum bichromate photograph on tissue
Lange, Dorothea, 1895-1965
Grayson, San Joaquin Valley, California, 1938, gelatin silver photograph;
On the Great Plains, near Winner, South Dakota, the Catholic, Lutheran, and Baptist Churches, 1938, gelatin silver photograph
Larson, William, 1942-
Untitled, from Tucson series, September 1980-July 1981, color coupler photograph
Lee, Russell, 1903-1986
Child of Migrant Worker in a Car, Oklahoma, 1939, gelatin silver photograph;
Flood Refugees who were Sheltered in the Schoolhouse at East Prairie, Missouri, c. 1935, gelatin silver photograph
Lerski, Helmar, 1871-1956
Untitled, 1936, from Metamorphosis Through Light series, gelatin silver photograph with traces of handwork
Levitt, Helen, 1918-2009
Untitled, c. 1941, New York City, gelatin silver photograph
LeWitt, Sol, 1928-
B4, from the Brick Wall series, 1977, gelatin silver photographs
Lynes, George Platt, 1907-1955
Portrait of George Balanchine, 1941, gelatin silver photograph
Lyons, Joan, 1937 -
Prom Dress Portfolio, 1975, photo-offset lithographs
Lyons, Nathan, 1930 -
Untitled, c. 1965, from Notations in Passing series, gelatin silver photograph
Man Ray (born Emmanuel Rudnitzky), 1890-1976
Ostrich Egg, 1930, gelatin silver photograph;
André Derain, c. 1925, gelatin silver photograph;
Untitled, 1923, gelatin silver Rayograph
Mantz, Werner, 1901-1983
Interior, Hairdresser, 1926, gelatin silver photograph
MANUAL
Life in the Different Zones, 1987, color coupler photographic montage
Suzanne Bloom and Edward Hill are known collectively as MANUAL.
Mapplethorpe, Robert, 1946-1989
Watermelon and Knife, 1985, platinum-palladium photograph
Mark, Mary Ellen, 1941-
The Beginning of Jeannette´s Labor, July 19, 1978, gelatin silver photograph
Metzker, Ray K., 1931-
Spruce Street Boogie, 1966-67, assembled 1981, gelatin silver photographic composite;
Gelatin silver photographs:
The Loop: Chicago (58 U 8), 1958, printed 1984;
Europe: Frankfurt (61DZ 21), 1961, printed 1984;
Pictus Interruptus: Mykonos, Greece (79 DA 15), 1979;
Untitled (85 Nwa-15), from Feste di Fogli series, 1985
Meyer, Adolf de, 1868-1949
Baroness Olga de Meyer, c. 1900, platinum photograph
Meyerowitz, Joel, 1938-
12th Ave. between 34th and 35th Sts., 1978, color coupler photograph
Michals, Duane, 1932-
5:15 AM, April 22, 1903, 1973, gelatin silver photographs
Misrach, Richard, 1949-
Hawaii, XIV, 1978, color coupler photograph
Moholy, Lucia, 1894-1989
Florence Henri, 1927, gelatin silver photograph, printed 1930s
Moholy-Nagy, László, 1894-1946
Gelatin silver photographs:
Untitled, 1929;
Stockholm, c. 1930;
Dessau, 1926-28;
At Coffee;
Paris, 1925;
Diagram of Forces, c. 1930, gelatin silver photogram
Narahara, Ikkō, 1931-
Arcade of Light, Piazza San Marco, 1978, mechanical reproductions in four volumes
Nicosia, Nic, 1951-
Domestic Drama #2, 1982, color coupler photograph
Nixon, Nicholas, 1947-
F.K., from Boston series, 1984, gelatin silver photograph
Ostier, André, 1906-
Leonor Fini, 1951, gelatin silver photograph
Outerbridge, Paul, 1896-1958
Advertisement for George P. Ide Co., 1922, platinum photograph
Papageorge, Tod, 1940-
Central Park, 1978, gelatin silver photograph
Parada, Esther, 1938-
Past Recovery, 1979, gelatin silver photographs, hand toned
Penn, Irving, 1917-
Jean Cocteau, July 26, 1948, Paris, gelatin silver photograph
Polk, P. H., 1898-1984
George Washington Carver in His Lab, 1930, gelatin silver photograph
Porter, Eliot, 1901-1990
Redbud Trees in Bottomland. Near Red River Gorge, Kentucky, 1968, dye transfer photograph;
Pond with Marsh Grass and Lily Pads, Madison, N.H., 1952, dye transfer photograph
Renger-Patsch, Albert, 1897-1966
Untitled, c. 1932, gelatin silver photograph
Rohde, Werner, 1906-1990
Self-Portrait, c. 1928, gelatin silver photograph
Rosenblum, Walter, 1919-
Seated Man Sunning Himself in Front of Candy Store, 1938, from Pitt Street series, gelatin silver photograph
Rössler, Jaroslav, 1902-1990
The Hand of the Photographer´s Daughter, 1930, gelatin silver photograph;
Paris, Long-Champs, Racetrack, 1929, gelatin silver photograph
Roszak, Theodore, 1907-1981
Untitled, c. 1937-41, gelatin silver photogram
Štyěrskyě, Jindřich, 1899-1942
Untitled, c. 1935, gelatin silver photograph
Salomon, Erich, 1886-1944
Untitled, c. 1930s, gelatin silver photograph
Sander, August, 1876-1964
The Earthbound Woman, c. 1911, Plate #5 from the Archetypes, gelatin silver photograph
Schad, Christian, 1894-1982
Untitled, 1918, printing-out-paper Schadograph
Schmidt, Joost, 1893-1948, attributed to
Parabolic Sculpture, 1928, gelatin silver photograph
Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969
New York City, c. 1932, gelatin silver photograph
Sheeler, Charles, 1883-1965
New York, 1920, gelatin silver photograph
Sherman, Cindy, 1954-
Untitled, from Movie Stills series, 1980, color coupler photograph
Shore, Stephen, 1947-
Holden St., North Adams, Massachusetts, July 13, 1974, color coupler photograph
Siskind, Aaron, 1903-1991
Jerome, Arizona, 1949, gelatin silver photograph
Smith, W. Eugene, 1918-1978
4 gelatin silver photographs:
Untitled, September 20, 1948, from Country doctor essay
Sommer, Frederick, 1905-1999
Arizona Landscape, 1945, gelatin silver photograph
Sonneman, Eve, 1946-
Boat Building, Samos, Greece, 1977, cibachrome photographic diptych
Stam-Beese, Lotte, 1903-1988
Bauhaus Weavers, 1928, gelatin silver photograph
Steichen, Edward, 1879-1973
Triumph of the Egg, c. 1921, palladium photograph;
Greta Garbo, 1928, gelatin silver photograph;
Trees, Long Island, 1905, carbon photograph on base of silver paint
Steiner, Ralph, 1899-1986
Saratoga Trees, 1929, gelatin silver photograph
Sternfeld, Joel, 1944-
Near Lake Powell, Arizone, 1979, dye transfer photograph
Stieglitz, Alfred, 1864-1946
Portrait of Georgia O´Keeffe, 1933, gelatin silver photograph
Stoumen, Louis, 1917-
Family the Day FDR Died, 1945, gelatin silver photograph
Strand, Paul, 1890-1976
Gelatin silver photographs:
Lathe, 1923;
Bell Rope, 1945;
Boats on Shore, Perce Beach, Gaspé, 1929;
Mullen and Stump, Twin Lakes, Connecticut, 1922;
Exposition, San Diego, 1915, platinum photograph
Sudek, Josef, 1896-1976
Untitled, c. 1952, gelatin silver photograph, gold toned
Szarkowski, John, 1925-2007
The Schlesinger Meyer (now Carson, Pirie, Scott) Department Store, 1899-1904, 1954, gelatin silver photograph
Tabard, Maurice, 1897-1984
My Shoe in a Still Life (Ma chaussure dans la nature morte), 1929, gelatin silver photograph
Tobias, Herbert, 1924-1982
Vali and Daniel in Garden, Paris, 1952, gelatin silver photograph
Uelsmann, Jerry N., 1934-
Rock Tree, 1969, gelatin silver photograph
Van Der Zee, James, 1886-1983
Kate and Rachel, 1907, gelatin silver photograph, printed 1974 by Richard Benson
Wagner, Catherine, 1953-
South Main Baptist Church, Children´s Sunday School, Houston, Texas, 1985, from American Classroom series, gelatin silver photograph
Wegman, William, 1943-
Bathroom Rug, 1972-75, gelatin silver photographs
Weiner, Dan, 1919-1959
May Day Parade, New York City, 1948, gelatin silver photograph
Weston, Edward, 1886-1958
Church at E Town, New Mexico, 1933, gelatin silver photograph;
Tina Modotti, 1924, platinum photograph;
Epilogue, 1919, platinum photograph
White, Minor, 1908-1976
Road and Poplar Trees, 1955, gelatin silver photograph
Winningham, Geoff, 1943-
Yucatan, 1983, color coupler photograph
Winogrand, Garry, 1928-1984
Untitled (Soph-Frosh Rush, Columbia University), gelatin silver photograph, printed 1973;
Albuquerque, 1958, gelatin silver photograph
Witkin, Joel Peter, 1939-
The Prince Imperial, N.M., 1981, gelatin silver photograph
Wolcott, Marion Post, 1910-
Coal Miner´s Child Carrying Home Can of Kerosene, Scotts Run, West Virginia. Company-owned Houses, 1938, gelatin silver photograph, printed 1977;
One of the Judges at the Horse Race, Warrenton, Virginia, 1941, gelatin silver photograph, printed 1976 by the Library of Congress
Yavno, Max, 1911-1985
Two Men on a Tank, 1947, gelatin silver photograph

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