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 Ansel Easton Adams  (1902 - 1984)

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Lived/Active: California      Known for: western landscape photography

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BIOGRAPHY for Ansel Adams
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1902 (San Francisco, California)
 
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1984 (Carmel, California)

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California

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western landscape photography

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Ansel Adams, photographer and environmentalist, was born in San Francisco, California, the son of Charles Hitchcock Adams, a businessman, and Olive Bray.  An only child, Adams was born when his mother was nearly forty.  He was raised in an environment that was deeply Victorian, and Adams was a solitary child; at the age of twelve, he taught himself to play the piano and read music.  Although he ultimately gave up music for photography, the piano brought substance, disciplin (showing 500 of 5600 characters).



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