Ansel Easton Adams
(1902 - 1984)
Ansel Easton Adams was active/lived in California. Ansel Adams is known for western landscape photography.
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, discipline, and structure to his frustrating and erratic
youth. Moreover, the careful training and exacting craft required
of a musician profoundly informed his visual artistry, as well as his
influential writings and teachings on photography.
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