Brett Weston (1911-93)
Trees and Fog, Oregon, 1971
Silver gelatin print, 11 x 14 inches
Gift from the Christian Keesee Collection; 2014:67.37

Brett Weston in Oregon

May 05, 2015 to January 31, 2016

Brett Weston in Oregon features several recent gifts from the Brett Weston Archive. One of four sons of noted photographer Edward Weston, Brett Weston was the most artistically close with his father. Weston created multiple photographic series grouped by location of the places he lived and visited (among them, Alaska, California, Hawaii, Japan, Mexico, and New York). He began visiting Oregon in the late 1960s, which coincided with a greater use of high contrast and abstraction in his work. Weston quickly developed an affinity for the state’s natural beauty and the effects of its change of seasons on such familiar subjects as water, ice, logs, and sand.