Approved biography for John W. Riley
(Courtesy of Christian Peterson)
John W. Riley was a Chicago pictorialist who lived in the 1930s on East 68th Street. His photograph Moored, which is owned by the museum, depicts the bows of three wooden rowboats, tightly framed and providing repetitive lines. This print was exhibited in two separate 1940 photography shows at the New York World’s Fair, both of them organized by the Photographic Society of America. One was displayed in the Eastman Kodak building and the other was part of the New York World’s Fair salon. This print belonged to Fred and Jane Bell Edwards, a couple who were active in Chicago camera clubs during the 1940s.
Christian A. Peterson Pictorial Photography at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (Christian A. Peterson: Privately printed, 2012)
This biography is courtesy and copyright of Christian Peterson and is included here with permission.
Date last updated: 1 June 2013.
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