Cedric Wright by G. Paul Bishop

Cedric Wright by G. Paul Bishop

Cedric Wright

G. Paul Bishop

Title

Cedric Wright

 
Artist

G. Paul Bishop

  1915 - 1998 (biography)
Year
1953  
Technique
silver print, photograph 
Image Size
4 1/2 x 5 13/16" image 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
not stated 
Annotations
dated "53" in pencil, lower right 
Reference
 
Paper
mounted to an thin illustration board 
State
 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
17443 
Price
SOLD
Description

A rare vintage portrait of photographer Cedric Wright by Bishop. Wright was a member of the Group f64, a collective of Bay Area-based photographers that included Imogen Cunningham, Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, and more. He was a noted personality among the Bay Area luminaries of the 1930s, '40s, and '50s, and was an accomplished violinist and outdoor enthusiast. He frequently turned his camera to the landscapes of the High Sierras. Upon his death a peak in Kings Canyon National Park was named after him.

Wrote Ansel Adams of Wright: "[Wright was] my best friend for many years. ...[He was] almost an occupant of another world and a creator and messenger of beauty and mysteries. Perhaps his greatest gift was that of imparting confidence to those who were wavering on the edge of fear and indecision; often it was me."

Find more work by G. Paul Bishop on his website, www.gpaulbishop.com