James Thrall Soby Untitled (Antique Store)
Medium gelatin silver print
Mount 17x14 inches
Photo Date c. 1939 Print Date c. 1939
Dimensions 6.75 x 8.75 in. (171 x 222 mm)
Photo Country United States (USA)
Photographer Country United States (USA)
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About This Image
James Thrall Soby embraced the
camera in 1933. Lincoln Kirstein arranged for Walker Evans to
tutor Soby in his Connecticut home and he quickly became an
accomplished photographer. Soby and Evans spent time
traveling together through out the United States. During these
trips as well as others, Soby photographed the architecture in
small towns as well as famous artists who he knew personally.
He later became a respected art collector and an influential
scholar and critic. In addition, he was a curator and trustee at
the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and, during the 1940's, at
the Museum of Modern Art.
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