Photograph by Willard Van Dyke, Boxer's Hands, ca. This photograph was printed by Willard Van Dyke, and he gave me this photograph about 30 years ago when I lived in Santa Fe, NM. On the back of the photograph, Willard Signed and dedicated the photograph to me. Willard told me that he felt this was one of his best images. Artwork title: Boxer's Hands.Artist name: Willard Van Dyke. (19.05 cm x 24.13 cm). Condition: Very Good Condition (some glare on glass due to photography light, no issues to the photograph). Bio: Eminent American documentarian who began his career as a still photographer, co-founding the renowned f. 64 group (which included Edward Weston, Ansel Adams and Imogen Cunningham) in 1932 and earning acclaim for his portraits of migrant workers. Van Dyke entered film as the co-photographer of Pare Lorentz's celebrated history of the Mississippi Basin, "The River" (1937). He then set up American Documentary Films Inc. With Ralph Steiner and together they directed, photographed and produced another monumental documentary, "The City" (1939), with an outline by Lorentz and an affecting score by Aaron Copland. Van Dyke's other notable works include "Valley Town" (1940), with music by Marc Blitzstein, a series of films made for the Office of War Information during WWII (such as "Steel Town" 1943), "San Francisco" (1945)--the official film on the founding of the United Nations--and "Skyscraper" (1958), described by co-director Shirley Clarke as a musical comedy about the building of a skyscraper. Van Dyke served as director of the Museum of Modern Art's film department from 1965 to 1973. University of California at Berkeley.
Directorial debut, "The City" (with Ralph Steiner; also co-producer and co-photographer). Cameraman on Pare Lorentz's documentary "The River". Worked as photographer for "Harper's Bazaar".
Served as photographer on WPA Art Project in San Francisco. 64 group of photographers in San Francisco. Served as director of film department, Museum of Modern Art.
Filmed sponsored documentaries for the Rockefeller Foundation, Ford Foundation and for TV series ("Omnibus" and "The 20th Century"). Served as producer, Office of War Information's Motion Picture Bureau. The item "Photograph Willard Van Dyke Boxer's Hands, ca. 1933 printed 1976 signed" is in sale since Wednesday, June 28, 2017. This item is in the category "Art\Art Photographs".
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