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HomeContents > People > Photographers > Alma Lavenson

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Born: Alma Ruth Lavenson 
Dates:  1897 - 1989
Born:  US, CA, San Francisco
Active:  US
 
  
American woman photographer.

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Alma Lavenson
Self-Portrait 
1932 (taken) 1986 (print)
 
  
Family history 
  
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Getty Research, Los Angeles, USA has an ULAN (Union List of Artists Names Online) entry for this photographer. This is useful for checking names and they frequently provide a brief biography. Go to website
 

Printed biographies

The following books are useful starting points to obtain brief biographies but they are not substitutes for the monographs on individual photographers.

 
• Heyman, Theres Thau 1992 Seeing Straight: Group f.64 (California: The Oakland Museum) p.153 
  
 

Useful printed stuff

If there is an analysis of a single photograph or a useful self portrait I will highlight it here.

 
• Lahs-Gonzales, Olivia & Lippard, Lucy 1997 Defining Eye: Women Photographers of the 20th Century. Selections from the Helen Kornblum Collection (Saint Louis Art Museum, D.A.P.) [Alma Lavenson is included in this overview of women photographers.] 
  
 
  
 
  
 
  
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