TribLIVE

| USWorld


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

N.Y. college gets rare set of Ansel Adams photos

Daily Photo Galleries

By The Associated Press
Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, 7:36 p.m.
 

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. — A small New York college has been given a rare collection of 75 signed Ansel Adams photographs, chosen and printed by the artist himself.

The College of New Rochelle said on Tuesday that its acquisition includes the famous “Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico” as well as several well-known scenes of Yosemite National Park and photographs of artist Georgia O'Keeffe and photographer Alfred Stieglitz.

No more than 10 such sets, including one held by each of Adams' two children, exist, according to Richard Gadd, director of the Weston Gallery in Carmel, Calif., which helped Adams show and market the images.

The gift, worth $2.5 million, is from Caryl Horwitz, former director of the college's graduate art department. Her late husband acquired the collection in the 1980s.

The photographs make up what is known as Adams' Museum Set Edition of Fine Prints, a selection he made beginning in the late 1970s. Adams did the printing himself.

“He printed, mounted and signed them,” Gadd said, adding that most buyers bought sets with fewer than the full 75 images.

New Rochelle President Judith Huntington called the donation “a profound compliment” to the 109-year-old school, which has a picturesque campus in New Rochelle and five outposts in New York City. The school was the first Catholic college for women in New York.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Nation

  1. Nurse who survived Ebola virus says Dallas hospital failed her
  2. Cold, snow break February records in Northeast
  3. Dead dog found in pickup truck in icy river
  4. No signs of deal on Homeland funding
  5. Astronauts complete extensive cable job in spacewalks
  6. GOP senators pledge help if court bars health care law subsidies
  7. Supreme Court’s health care law ruling worries 34 states
  8. Homeland Security panned for passing on bio-threat technology
  9. Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu rejects Jewish House Democrats’ invitation
  10. Gene making human brains bigger found
  11. Weather-battered schools turn to virtual days for students