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Company: Contemporary Works / Vintage Works, Ltd.
258 Inverness Circle
Chalfont, PA 18914 USA
Ref.#: 5891Price: $650
Medium: Silver printMount: unmountedPhoto Date: 1930cPrint Date: 1930cDimensions: 13 x 10-1/8 in. (330 x 257 mm)Photo Country: United States (USA)Photographer Country: United States (USA)
Modernist dance study of important dancer. With early New York Public Library deaccession stamp on verso. Apparently signed and titled by Page in black ink on verso. Legendary Chicago dancer and choreographer Ruth Page, who was born in 1900, was a radical in the conservative world of ballet, outraging some, while inspiring others. She was the first female dancer at the Metropolitan Opera. She was the first to present Rudolf Nureyev on an American stage. She was the first to commission work from George Ballanchine and Aaron Copland. In Chicago, Ruth Page was the beloved dance maker for the Ravinia Festival and the Lyric Opera. She was the creator of a Nutcracker that ran every Christmas for more than 20 years and the founder of a school of dance that still flourishes today. Maurice Seymour was the preeminent celebrity photography studio in Chicago and New York during the 1920s-1940s. There were actually two brothers: one ran the Chicago studio and the other operated the New York site. They used large format cameras, studio lighting and photographed the famous. They became the preferred photographers of ballet dancers. 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.