Nov 26, 2019
Nov 27, 2019

Chicago 35

Chicago 35


Aaron Siskind

(American, 1903-1991)

Gelatin silver print

Image: 19.6 x 34.1 cm (7 11/16 x 13 7/16 in.)

Gift of George and Joan Violin 2019.259


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Aaron Siskind taught high school English in New York City for 23 years before he took up photography.


Siskind found motifs in the city or in nature that, when detached from their context through close-up, enter into a dialogue with contemporary avant-garde painting, especially abstract expressionism. Whether capturing fragments of nature, architecture, or the urban environment, Siskind created images that explored abstraction, symbolism, gesture, and texture.

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