Anne W. Brigman

Anne W. Brigman (1869-1950) is among the most important of all American women photographers. An autodidact and enlightened intellectual, she is considered a pioneer in the field of twentieth-century modern landscape photography. Recognized for her fiercely independent modernist spirit, she is one of the first-ever female photographers to make self-portraits of her own body. Associated with Alfred Stieglitz and the Photo-Secession, Brigman achieved success in New York and California most notably for her provocative images made outdoors in the landscape, but also for her contributions to the field of early modern poetry.

The Nevada Museum of Art will organize the first major retrospective exhibition of this pioneering artist and publish the first book to comprehensively chronicle the images she produced during her lifetime. The exhibition is curated by Ann M. Wolfe, Andrea and John C. Deane Family Senior Curator and Deputy Director at the Nevada Museum of Art. The accompanying book is published by Skira Rizzoli, New York, with contributions from Susan Ehrens, Alexander Nemerov, Kathleen Pyne, and Heather Waldroup.

This exhibition is made possible by the generosity of these sponsors:

Major Sponsor: The Bretzlaff Foundation; Louise A. Tarble Foundation

Sponsor: Carole K. Anderson; Barbara and Tad Danz; Nancy and Harvey Fennell | Dickson Realty; Whittier Trust, Investment & Wealth Management

Supporting Sponsors: Jenny and Garrett Sutton | Corporate Direct, Inc.; Lash and Gigi Turville

Anne Brigman, The Lone Pine, vintage silver print, 1908, 243 x 196mm, 9 1/2 x 7 3/4 inches. Wilson Centre for Photography.

Anne Brigman, The Dying Cedar, 1906, platinum print, 139 x 237mm, 5 1/2 x 9 3/8 inches. Wilson Centre for Photography.