Rev. Albert Wagner, Painter

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Rev. Albert Wagner, Painter


Herbert Ascherman

(American, b. 1947)

Gelatin silver print

Image: 23.3 x 23.2 cm (9 3/16 x 9 1/8 in.); Paper: 31.7 x 27.9 cm (12 1/2 x 11 in.); Matted: 45.7 x 45.7 cm (18 x 18 in.)

Gift of the Artist 2005.103



In 2001, Cleveland portrait photographer Herb Ascherman began an ambitious personal project to document 105 of Northeast Ohio’s most prominent visual artists in their studios. For this animated portrait, Reverend Albert Wagner (1924–2006)—a prolific folk artist of many media—was positioned in front of a fraction of his artworks that completely filled his three-story home in East Cleveland. One can easily sense the lively interaction between the photographer and his charismatic subject.

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