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Emmet Gowin (American, b.1941)
LOT ID: 65266
Road, Italy, 1973

Silver Print, gelatin silver print
8 х 10 in. (20.32 x 25.4 cm.)
Signed, and titled in pencil on verso
Lot description
Emmet Gowin, Road, Italy, 1973. Toned gelatin silver print, 8 x 10 inches, 20.3 x 25.4 cm. Mounted by the photographer, signed and titled on verso. Printed 1970s.

Born in Danville, Virginia in 1941, Emmet Gowin is an American photographer. He was Professor of Photography in the Council of the Humanities, Princeton University, until his retirement in 2009. He graduated from Richmond Professional Institute (now Virginia Commonwealth University) in 1965, Gowin attended the Rhode Island School of Design. While earning his MFA, Gowin studied under influential American photographers Harry Callahan and Aaron Siskind. A recipient of a Guggenheim (1974) and two NEA Fellowships (1977 and 1979), he has also received awards from the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (1983), the Seattle Arts Commission (1980), the 1983 Governor's Award for Excellence in the Arts from the State of Pennsylvania, the 1992 Friends of Photography Peer Award, and a Pew Fellowship in the Arts for 1993-94. He lives in Pennsylvania with his wife Edith.[pbs.org/wiki.org]

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