ANSEL ADAMS - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 01/04/1962 - HFSID 172484
Sale Price $324.00
Ansel Adams sends New Year's wishes
Typed Letter Signed: "Ansel" & dated "1-4-63" by himon verso of 5½x3¼ postcard. San Francisco, California, 1962 January 4. New Year's wishes to a couple in Mass. & tells them he is ill. For over ten years, ANSEL ADAMS (1902-1984), who is known for his photographs featuring America's natural beauty, was the publicity photographer for the Curry Company, which operates seven hotels in Yosemite National Park. In 1955, Adams initiated yearly photographic educational workshops at Yosemite that continued for 26 years (1955-1981). He moved the workshops to his home in Carmel in 1982, and they continue yearly as an Ansel Adams legacy by The Friends of Photography. At Yosemite, where Adams captured nature on film for over 60 years, he lectured on wilderness conservation and appreciation, as well as visualization in the art of photography. Much of Adams' professional photographic life was spent at Yosemite, where the Ansel Adams Gallery, formerly Best's Studio, is located (a different photographic exhibit is featured each month). Adams published approximately 40 books, including My Camera in National Parks (1950) and Yosemite and the Range of Light (1979). An ardent conservationist, he was a director of the Sierra Club from 1936-1973. He and his wife, Virginia, also had another, more intimate reason for their fondness for Yosemite; they were married there on January 2, 1928. Nick was NICK DEAN of Cambridge, Massachusetts, who worked for Polaroid and was a photographer himself. Adams, who had become a consultant for the newly formed Polaroid Company in 1949, frequently corresponded with Dean. Fine condition.
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