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A vintage silver gelatin print by Ruth Bernard of a female nude curled in the fetal position.

Ruth Bernhard (1905-2006) moved to New York in 1927 to pursue photography after studying at the Berlin Academy of Art. In 1929 she took a job as a darkroom assistant for the New York magazine The Delineator, working under the supervision of Ralph Steiner. In 1935 Ruth met Edward Weston in Santa Monica, California. He revealed to her the profound creative potential of photography and its artistic implications. Desiring to work with him, she moved to to the West Coast shortly thereafter. In 1953, she moved to San Francisco and became friendly with fellow artists such as Ansel Adams, Imogen Cunningham, Minor White and Wynn Bullock. Bernhard worked as a commercial photographer while continuing to develop her personal career. Her female nudes are some of the most highly regarded within the breadth of her portfolio.

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  • Pickup Location: New York, USA
  • Shipping Dimensions: 6.5 x 7.5 in. (16.51 x 19.05 cm.)
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