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Aaron Siskind (American, 1903-1991), "Martha's Vineyard III", a silver gelatin photograph, signed and dated 1954

Aaron Siskind (American, 1903-1991), "Martha's Vineyard III", a silver gelatin photograph, signed and dated 1954

Item Description:

Signed, dated, and titled "Martha's Vineyard III 1954 Aaron Siskind", and inscribed "VRIII, '54, K4, 2/57" and in an unknown hand "(printed 2/57)" center verso


Appears to be good overall, with full condition report as follows: Two pieces of paper tape verso, corresponding to two slightly raised 1 1/2 in. square areas recto, two faint diagonal scratches approx. 2 in. long lower left recto, one small crease approx. 1/4 in. long upper left corner recto where the corner was bent, two small horizontal scratches about 1/4 in. upper center recto approx. 1/4 in. from the edge. The bent corner and two small horizontal scratches are obscured by the mat.


Private Collection, California

About The Artist:

The son of Russian Jewish immigrants, Aaron Siskind was born on December 4, 1903 in New York, and received his Bachelor of Social Science degree from the College of the City of New York in 1926. His interest in photography began in 1930 when he received his first camera as a wedding present and developed further when he became a documentarian in the New York Photo League in 1932. From 1936 to 1940, he oversaw the League's Future Group as they created documentary photo essays of political importance, fueled by a desire for social change.

Siskind joined the faculty of the Institute of Design in Chicago in 1951, taking over as head of the photography program in 1961, where he remained until 1971 when he left to teach at the Rhode Island School of Design. Siskind died at age 87 in Providence, Rhode Island.


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