Van Deren Coke
(1921 - 2004)
Van Deren Coke was active/lived in New Mexico, California. Van Deren Coke is known for avant-garde photography, surrealism, teaching, curating.
Biography Van Deren Coke
"Van Deren Coke, 83, Dies; Curator and Photographer" by Wolfgang Saxon, July 27, 2004, Arts section of The New York Times.
Van Deren Coke, a curator, teacher, author and photographer with an eye for the experimental and surreal, died on July 11 at a hospital in Albuquerque. He was 83 and lived in Santa Fe, N.M.
His death was announced by his family.
Starting in the mid-1950's Mr. Coke's work was featured almost every year at individual and group exhibitions around the world.
His early work in particular was in the purist tradition of mentors like Ansel Adams and Edward Weston. He photographed simple subjects like boat prows, doorways or nude figures with an accent on abstract design, then printed them stra
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