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HomeContents > People > Photographers > Edmund Teske

Dates:  1911, 7 March - 1996, 22 November
Born:  US, IL, Chicago
Active:  US
 
  
American photographer who experimented continually with composite images and the use of chemically assisted solarization processes - creating what were termed ‘duotone solarizations‘ that had both a black and white and a brown toning. The 2004 exhibition at the Getty in Los Angeles highlighted his fascinating range of work.

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Edmund Teske
Self-Portrait, Olive Hill, Hollywood 
1945
 
  
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Internet biographies

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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.

 
• Evans, Martin Marix (Executive ed.) 1995 Contemporary Photographers [Third Edition] (St. James Press - An International Thomson Publishing Company) [Expensive reference work but highly informative.] 
  
• Witkin, Lee D. and Barbara London 1979 The Photograph Collector’s Guide (London: Secker and Warburg) p.250-251 [Long out of print but an essential reference work - the good news is that a new edition is in preparation.] 
  
 

Useful printed stuff

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

 
• Naef, Weston 1995 The J. Paul Getty Museum - Handbook of the Photographic Collection (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum) p.213 
  
 

Quotations

The wit and wisdom.

 
"Anything is art, depending on what attitude you bring to it."
"Art is a matter of picking up on the mundane and giving it form at a higher level of expression."
"In photographing Chicago I have concerned myself with its inner psychological condition as it is everywhere reflected in the face and figure of its human beings."
 
  
 
  
 
  
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