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Title

Corral, Hondo Valley, New Mexico

1972


Artist

William Clift

United States of America

1944 -


About

Born in Boston, William Clift began photography at the age of 10. After many years working on architectural subjects in the city he moved to Santa Fe in 1971 and commenced photographing the landscapes of New Mexico. His landscape works are a celebration of the beauty and vastness of the American landscape, quiet yet complex and filled with cultural and spiritual meaning.

The landscape tradition is very important in American photography, with all of the major photographers across the decades including the landscape as part of their work. Clift shows the continuation of this tradition and his images have a clear affinity with the work of Ansel Adams, using a similar tonal range, textural feeling and sense of monumental scale.


Details


Date

1972


Media category

Photograph


Materials used

gelatin silver photograph


Dimensions

17.4 x 24.4 cm image/sheet; 38.2 x 45.8 cm board


Signature & date

Signed l.r. board, pencil "William Clift". Not dated.


Credit

Purchased 1978


Location

Not on display


Accession number

103.1978


Artist information

William Clift

Works in the collection

2


Shown in 4 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


Judy Annear, American beauty: from Muybridge to Goldin, Sydney, 2003. no catalogue numbers

Robert McFarlane, Critic's Choice, Sydney, 1994.