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Eleanor, Chicago

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In 1946, Harry Callahan was hired to teach at Chicago's Institute of Design (the so-called New Bauhaus) by László Moholy-Nagy, who was then the school's director. Self-taught as a photographer, Callahan found the camera the ideal tool for artistic experimentation and regularly used it to...

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Inscription

Inscribed, in pencil, lower right: Harry Callahan

Provenance

The artist and Aaron Siskind; Barbara and Eugene Polk, Arizona; by whom given to the MFA December 19, 2003

Credit Line

Gift of Barbara and Gene Polk

Copyright

© The Estate of Harry Callahan, courtesy Pace/MacGill Gallery, NY

h, 1947

Dimensions

Image: 11.6 x 8.3 cm (4 9/16 x 3 1/4 in.); Sheet: 20.3 x 12.2 cm (8 x 4 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

2003.810

Medium or Technique

Photograph, gelatin silver print

Collections

Photography

Classifications

Photographs