Wynn Bullock

Wynn Bullock: Photographs

Apr 18 - May 31, 2007
Photo Gallery International

Wynn Bullock

Wynn Bullock: Photographs

Apr 18 - May 31, 2007
Photo Gallery International

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Wynn Bullock is a representative West Coast photographer of the U.S.A. It was around a half century ago that photographs of Bullock were exhibited at the legendary exhibition “The Family of Man” at the Museum of Modern Art, New York in 1955. The exhibition started with Bullock’s photograph “Child in Forest, 1951” by which audiences were fascinated. Another photograph “Let There Be Light” was one of memorable photographs in the exhibition. 

 

Wynn Bullock, who was a tenor singer appeared on the stage, began photography after his mid-thirties, and the meeting a photographer Edward Weston led him deep into straight photography. In Monterey, the place of scenic beauty in California, Bullock made photographs of nude put in nature and natural landscapes for around 20 years from 1950’s to his death in 1975. He felt nature and quietly faced up to human beings, and produced dense photographic images with serene silence showing general ideas of time and space.

 

Photo Gallery International frequently introduced works by Wynn Bullock since it’s establishment in 1979. It is a great pleasure to start exhibition on Bullock’s birthday April 18 to commemorate 105th anniversary of his birth.

Around 20 masterpieces including “Child in Forest” and “Stark Tree” produced since 1951 are shown at the exhibition. This is the exhibition to enjoy photographic world of Wynn Bullock by the dense photographic images of 8×10 gelatin silver prints.

Wynn Bullock (1902 – 1975)
Born in 1902 in Chicago and raised in California, U.S.A. Leading tenor in Irving Berling’s “Music Box Revue” in 1920’s. Moved to Paris to pursue music, voice training, and linguistics where he discovered works of Impressionists, Moholy-Nagy and Man Ray, and began to photograph. After returning to the U.S. by way of Milan and Berlin, studied basic photography in 1938. The meeting of Edward Weston in 1948 led him deep into straight photography. Well known as one of representative West Coast photographers of the U.S.A.

Selected Public Collection
National Gallery of Art (Washington D.C.); Museum of Modern Art, New York; Metropolitan Museum of Art; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Art Institute of Chicago; International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House; Center for Creative Photography; Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris; Royal Photographic Society; Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography; Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts; and many others.