Edward Sheriff Curtis  (American, 1868-1952) 

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Edward Sheriff Curtis, Touch Her Dress- Kalispel

 

Edward Sheriff Curtis
Touch Her Dress- Kalispel
1910

David Barnett Gallery
Edward Sheriff Curtis, The vanishing race navaho

 

Edward Sheriff Curtis
The vanishing race navaho
1904

De Primi Fine Art SA
Edward Sheriff Curtis, Wishham Maid

 

Edward Sheriff Curtis
Wishham Maid
1909

Scott Nichols Gallery
Edward Sheriff Curtis, The Offering, San Ildefo

 

Edward Sheriff Curtis
The Offering, San Ildefo
1925

Scott Nichols Gallery
Edward Sheriff Curtis, The Klamath Hunter

 

Edward Sheriff Curtis
The Klamath Hunter
1923

Scott Nichols Gallery
Edward Sheriff Curtis, Parfleches, Atsina

 

Edward Sheriff Curtis
Parfleches, Atsina
1908

Scott Nichols Gallery
Edward Sheriff Curtis, Palm Ganon

 

Edward Sheriff Curtis
Palm Ganon
1924

Scott Nichols Gallery
Edward Sheriff Curtis, Modern Designs in Washo Basketry

 

Edward Sheriff Curtis
Modern Designs in Washo Basketry
1924

Scott Nichols Gallery
Edward Sheriff Curtis, Laguna

 

Edward Sheriff Curtis
Laguna
1925

Scott Nichols Gallery
Edward Sheriff Curtis, Haschelti, Navaho

 

Edward Sheriff Curtis
Haschelti, Navaho
1904

Scott Nichols Gallery
Edward Sheriff Curtis, Golden Rod Meadows, Piegan

 

Edward Sheriff Curtis
Golden Rod Meadows, Piegan
1911

Scott Nichols Gallery
Edward Sheriff Curtis, Flute Dancers at Tureva Spring

 

Edward Sheriff Curtis
Flute Dancers at Tureva Spring
1921

Scott Nichols Gallery
Edward Sheriff Curtis, Firing Pottery, Santa Clara

 

Edward Sheriff Curtis
Firing Pottery, Santa Clara
1905

Scott Nichols Gallery
Edward Sheriff Curtis, Contents of Bundle of Nnumak-Mahana-Mandau

 

Edward Sheriff Curtis
Contents of Bundle of Nnumak-Mahana-Mandau
1908

Scott Nichols Gallery
Edward Sheriff Curtis, A Kwakiutl Canoe

 

Edward Sheriff Curtis
A Kwakiutl Canoe
1914

Scott Nichols Gallery
Edward Sheriff Curtis, Portrait of a Woman (from album of West Coast Canadian Indians)

 

Edward Sheriff Curtis
Portrait of a Woman (from album of West Coast Canadian Indians)
1914

Marcia Rafelman Fine Arts
  

1868   Born in rural Wisconsin
1880   Built first camera and became an avid, self-taught photographer
1887   Moved to Seattle area, subsistence farmer
1892   Bought half interest in a photography studio
1898   Began winning national and international awards for his photographs of Native Americans and was deeply influenced by the Pictorialist movement
1899   Was official photographer for the Harriman Alaska Expedition
1900   Began his life’s work photographing Native Americans, in earnest
1903   President Theodore Roosevelt became a great champion of Curtis and his work
1906   Armed with a letter of support from Roosevelt, secured initial backing from J.P. Morgan
Curtis and Morgan agree that Curtis will create and publish “the finest set of books ever made in America
1907   The first of twenty volumes and twenty portfolios comprising The North American Indian is published. Each set contains over 2,200 original photographs, 4,000 pages of text, transcriptions of language and music, all printed and bound by hand on hand-made paper. The cost of the project, in 2010 dollars, is approximately $37,000,000
1907 - 1930   Curtis constantly struggles to raise funds to keep the project going, losing his money, his health, and his family before the completion. He exhibits his work and lectures widely. His Picture Musicale sells out Carnegie Hall. His prints are broadly collected and his sets of rare books sell for the equivalent of a 9,000 sq. ft. mansion. He completes the project in 1930 and is immediately hospitalized for two years
1952   Curtis dies in relative obscurity
1970 - 2010   An explosion of renewed interest in Curtis and his work. Today he is one of the most widely exhibited, published and collected photographers in history. His work has been the subject of over thirty monographs, one hundred exhibitions internationally, and can be found in major public and private collections worldwide, including The Getty, MOMA, The Met, and those of Oprah Winfrey and George Lucas. A Curtis set of The North American Indian sold at auction for over $1,400,000 and Curtis prints have sold at auction for prices ranging from $110,000-160,000 in 2006, 2007, and 2008
2010   Edward S. Curtis From the Sparks Collection, - Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Colorado Springs, CO
2010   Mingled Visions: Selections from Edward S. Curtis's The North American Indian - Wichita Art Museum WAM, Wichita, KS
2009   Edward S. Curtis: The North American Indian - Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, TX
2009   Edward Curtis: Photogravures from 'The North American Indian' - Picker Art Gallery at Colgate University, Hamilton, NY
2008   Impressões Visuais - CAM - Casa Andrade Muricy, Curitiba