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Rondal Partridge A fiercely independent artist, Rondal Partridge has spent seven decades building a body of work that reflects his aesthetic integrity, eccentric temperament and fascination with every aspect of the world around him. The result is a visual history like no other: the changing landscapes of Yosemite National Park and the San Francisco Bay Area; striking images from junkyards, and flea markets, and an amazing assembly of still lifes, portraits and unclassifiable but arresting compositions.
As the son of celebrated photographer Imogen Cunningham and as an apprentice to Dorothea Lange and Ansel Adams, Partridge began learning technique and developing his art almost from birth. Yet he has chosen to be as he says "the least publicized of the old fashioned California photographers."
This exhibition celebrates 75 years of his unique and incandescent work.
Excerpt from back cover of "Quizzical Eye: The Photography of Rondal Partridge" by Elizabeth Partridge & Sally Stein (Heyday Books, 2002)