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Eadweard Muybridge    (American/British, 1830-1904)

 Eadweard Muybridge - Plate 349 from 'Animal Locomotion', <i>c. 1887</i> (Photographs) h: 16.8 x w: 7.2 in / h: 42.7 x w: 18.3 cm
Eadweard Muybridge
Plate 349 from "Animal Locomotion", c. 1887

1830 Born Edward James Muggeridge at Kingston upon Thames, England.
1855 Arrived in San Francisco, starting his career as a publisher's agent and bookseller.
1867 Began to build his reputation with photos of Yosemite and San Francisco.
1868 Commissioned to photograph one of the U.S. Army's expeditions.
1874 Still living in the San Francisco Bay Area, Muybridge discovered that his wife had a lover, a Major Harry Larkyns. On October 17, he sought out Larkyns; said, "Good evening, Major, my name is Muybridge and here is the answer to the letter you sent my wife"; he then followed and killed the Major with a gunshot. He was aquitted after a plea of instanity resulting from an injury due to a stage coach accident.
1877 Returned to the United States after photographing Central America.

Started to experiment with photographing motion in response to former Governor of California Leland Stanford, a businessman and race-horse owner's question of whether all four of a horse's hooves left the ground at the same time during a gallop.
1878 Successfully photographed a horse in fast motion.
1894 Returned to his native England.
1904 Died on May 8 in Kingston upon Thames while living at the home of his cousin Catherine Smith.

2010 25 Years / 25 Works, Wessel + O’Connor Fine Arts, Lambertville, NJ
2010 Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco, CA (solo)

Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art, London, England

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
2009 Münchner Stadtmuseum - Sammlung Fotografie, Muchen, Germany
2008 Ton Peek Photography, Pa Utrecht, Netherlands (solo)
2007 Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington DC (solo)
2005 Laurence Miller Gallery, New York, NY (solo)

Wessel + O'Connor Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY (solo)
2005 Men, Women and Animals, Wessel O’Connor Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2004 The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
2003 Michael Dawson Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
1998 Men in Motion, Wessel O’Connor Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
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