Mortensen, William, 1897-1965
- Existence: 18970127 - 19650812
Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:
Robert Balcomb collection
Papers, technical notes, and photographs of Robert “Sam” Balcomb (b. 11 March 1926), photographer and student of William Mortensen from 1956-1957. Photographs were transferred to the CCP fine print collection.
Anson Beman collection
Papers and publications of Anson Beman (1928- ), photographer and student (1951-1953) of William Mortensen.
Ralph Hosenpud collection
Papers, books, photographic materials, audiovisual materials, artifacts, and memorabilia (1917- 2006) of Ralph Doyle Hosenpud, photographer and former student in the famous Laguna Beach photography school of William Mortensen. Of special note in this collection are selected original negatives and prints by William Mortensen.
Ben Maxey collection
This collection contains papers and photographic materials of Benjamin T. “Ben” Maxey, Tucson studio photographer (circa 1900-1987). Included are Maxey's newspaper advertisements, notes on facial expressions, and 8 x 10 inch black and white photographs used as samples of "glamour photography." Maxey studied with the California photographer William Mortensen. The collection is inactive.
Papers, publications, and photographs, circa 1930 -1964, of William Mortensen (1897 - 1965), photographer, teacher, and writer, as collected by his assistant and co-author George Dunham. The bulk of the collection consists of published monographs and tearsheets, Mortensen’s manuscripts on the aesthetics and the techniques of photography, and his work prints of figure and landscape studies.
William Mortensen collection
Grey Silva collection
Papers and photographic materials of Grey Silva (1911-1997), photographer. Silva was a student and friend of William Mortensen. Some of the materials in this collection were given by William Mortensen to Silva. Included are negatives and contact prints of both Silva and Mortensen, correspondence, personal papers, and publications by Mortensen. The CCP print collection includes approximately 400 fine prints acquired at the same time.
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