Item #54673 UNTITLED GELATIN SILVER PRINT. Walter Chappell.


Vintage gelatin silver photograph 7 9/16 x 9 5/16 inches [18.98 x 23.65 cm.], printed prior to 1960. The verso is signed in pencil by the photographer in his distinctive hand, " Walter Chappell, Reproproof." A fine print. Item #54673

Walter Chappell (1925 - 2000) was affiliated with a long list of noted American photographers: Edward Weston, Alfred Stieglitz, Ansel Adams, Imogen Cunningham, Paul Caponigro, Carl Chiarenza, et al. His association with Minor White, as a student, coworker at the George Eastman House, and with Aperture Magazine was one of his most enduring. He was represented by the Carl Siembab Gallery, one of the first galleries devoted solely to photography.

In the early 1960s, the home he shared with his wife, the painter, Nancy Barrett Dickinson, was destroyed by fire, taking most of his negatives and prints. Photographs made prior to the fire are rare.

This photograph was reproduced as plate XXXIII, in, UNDER THE SUN: The Abstract Art of Camera Vision, By Nathan Lyons, Syl Labrot, Walter Chappell. New York: George Braziller, Inc., 1960.

Price: $2,000.00

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