Looking at Teske an exhibition at Scott Nichols Gallery May 6 through June 26, 2010
The Scott Nichols Gallery is proud to present Looking at Teske. Photographs by Edmund Teske.
The exhibition will be on view from
After working in a commercial photography studio in Chicago for two years, Teske moved on to Wisconsin where he took up the first fellowship in photography under the guidance of architect Frank Lloyd Wright. By the late 1930s, he taught at the New Bauhaus School of Design in Chicago, for the Federal Arts Projects and also assisted photographer Berenice Abbott in New York.
In the mid-1940s, Teske relocated to Los Angeles, where he initially worked at Paramount Pictures in the photographic still department. He continued to photograph and began to exhibit his images more frequently. In 1956 he detoured briefly from photography to appear in the film biography of Vincent van Gogh, Lust for Life. After 1960 he frequently returned to older negatives, reinterpreting them through the use of experimental printing techniques.
Edmund Teske’s photographs can be found in the permanent collections of the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, NY; the Art Institute of Chicago; Los Angeles County Museum; The Center for Creative Photography Tucson, and other major institutions.
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