Eliot Porter - Apples, Great Spruce Head Island

Eliot Porter (United States, 1901-1990), "Apples, Great Spruce Head Island, Maine, 1942", dye transfer print, 15 15/16 x 12 1/8 inches. Gift of Maine Coast Heritage Trust, 2017.4.2

‘Eliot Porter's Nature’ at Portland Museum of Art



The Portland Museum of Art presents ‘Eliot Porter's Nature’, showcasing the work of American photographer Eliot Porter (1901-1990). From December 22, 2017 to March 18, 2018.

Source: Portland Museum of Art

Eliot Porter (United States, 1901-1990) is one of the best-known and most-beloved photographers in the American tradition. Brother to painter and critic Fairfield Porter, whose work is also on view on this floor, Eliot Porter is credited for two major achievements: pushing color photography into the field of serious art photography and marrying his commitment to artistic expression with his commitment to the conservation of wildlife and wilderness areas. Porter worked extensively with the Sierra Club, publishing hundreds of images in books and portfolios in the 1960s and 1970s. As a result, his photography was hugely popular among American audiences, although he struggled to achieve the same levels of renown from his peers in the community of American art photographers during the same period.

The exhibition is curated by Jessica May, Deputy Director and Robert and Elizabeth Nanovic Chief Curator at the PMA.

About the Portland Museum of Art
The Portland Museum of Art (PMA) is the largest and oldest public art institution in the U.S. state of Maine. The Museum's collection includes more than 22,000 artworks, dating from the 18th century to the present.



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