Imogen Cunningham

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Biographical Information

(American, 1883-1976) Imogen Cunningham was a Northwest-born photographer whose distinguished career spanned nearly 70 years.  After taking up photography in 1901 she received a degree in chemistry at the University of Washington and also worked with Edward Curtis.  Early examples of Imogen’s work included self-portraits and figurative work between the years of 1910 and 1915, including nudes of her husband on Mt. Rainier – labeled as scandalous by the local newspaper. In 1917 she moved to the San Francisco area with her husband, artist Roi Partridge and raised three sons. Imogen’s most prolific years were in California with striking examples of modernist architecture, botanical, nude, and portrait images. Imogen Cunningham’s work has been collected over the years by many national and international art museums, including the Getty Museum, Los Angeles; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; and the Seattle Art Museum.


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Newsletter: December 2021 News

December 9, 2021
Artist news and exhibits + new inventory by gallery artists. Click to read and subscribe to G. Gibson Projects newsletter.


November 19, 2021
How Seattle’s Imogen Cunningham changed photography forever - Ahead of a major retrospective at Seattle Art Museum, six Northwest artists reflect on the photographer’s legacy and local influence. Click to read the full article, including reflections from Gail Gibson, Eirik Johnson and Daniel Carrillo.
Eirik Johnson, (L) Below the Glines Canyon Dam on the upper Elwha River, Washington, 2008, (R) Glines Canyon, Upper Elwha River, Washington, 2018, Archival pigment prints, 50 x 40 inches, edition of 5

Newsletter: November Artist & Exhibition News

November 4, 2021
Artist news and upcoming exhibits + new inventory by gallery artists. Click to read and subscribe to G. Gibson Projects newsletter.

Imogen Cunningham – Selection of Photographs

November 3, 2021
We are pleased to present a selection of photographs by IMOGEN CUNNINGHAM at the Greg Kucera Gallery (212 Third Ave South in Pioneer Square, Seattle, WA) from November 26 through December 23, 2021.