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Carlotta M. Corpron 
Portrait through pebbled glass 
Gelatin silver print, matte 
33 x 25 cm 
Bassenge Photography Auctions 
Auction 104, 3 December 2014, 19th - 21st Century Photography, Lot: 4122 
During the 1930s and 1940s, Carlotta Corpron experimented with the expressive potential of light and used solarization techniques and the camera to record moving lights, making what she called "light drawings." In the mid-1940s she began to concentrate on studies of light in a controlled studio setting. During this period the influential artists László Moholy-Nagy and Gyorgy Kepes, who were known for their photographic abstractions, relocated to Denton, Texas, where Corpron was teaching at Texas Women's University. She was strongly influenced by Moholy-Nagy and Kepes. Throughout the 1950s her work was exhibited at a number of museums, including the Art Institute of Chicago and the Dallas Museum of Art and in the 1970s and into 1980 she was included in a number of important group exhibitions, including at the International Center of Photography, New York, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Her work is in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Dallas Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago.
Lit.: Martha A. Sandweiss. Carlotta Corpron: Designer with Light. Austin, 1980. 

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