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|Company: Contemporary Works / Vintage Works, Ltd.|
258 Inverness Circle
Chalfont, Pennsylvania 18914 USA
Contact: Alex Novak and Marthe Smith
Ref.#: 12490Price: $5,000
Medium: Silver printMount: on original mountPhoto Date: 1966Print Date: 1966Dimensions: 7-7/16 x 7-7/16 in. (189 x 189 mm)Photo Country: United States (USA)Photographer Country: United States (USA)
Signed and dated in ink, titled and annotated '240' in pencil by artist on mount verso.
Born in 1935, Charles Swedlund, Chicago born and bred, attended Lane Tech High School before he discovered the city's renowned Institute of Design. As an artist Swedlund spent his life combining aesthetics and technologies to create a stunning body of photographic works both beautiful and intellectually rigorous.
Swedlund has remained largely unknown to the collecting public, despite his inclusion in countless exhibitions and museum collections, and a 30-year teaching career that included authorship of one of the standard texts in the field, "Photography: A Handbook of History, Materials,and Processes".
His work has appeared in Aperture's 1961 issue devoted to graduate work at the Institute of Design, along with Joseph Jachna, Ken Josephson, Ray Metzker and Joseph Sterling. Swedlund went on to teach at the Institute of Design, briefly assisting Aaron Siskind.
Keith F. Davis, Senior Curator of Photography at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art says, "Charles Swedlund is a remarkable figure in the last half-century of creative photography. A man of richly varied talents, Swedlund has left an indelible mark as an artist, a teacher, an author, and more. It is, in fact, the rich diversity of his dedication to the medium that perhaps not surprisingly, has made it difficult for the field as a whole to grasp the quality and originality of his life's achievement."
Swedlund's work is in the collections of Norton Simon Museum of Art, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Daum Museum of Contemporary Art and many other institutions. He currently lives in Cobden, IL.Shipping and insurance costs will be added to the price and must be paid for by the buyer. Pennsylvania buyers must pay appropriate local sales tax. International clients are responsible for their VAT and other custom's oriented charges.