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11007930-1998_004_002_Bpa_ARC.tif
Siskind began serious photography in the early 1930s in New York as a member of the Photo League. This particular photograph was part of a League project known as the "Harlem Document," an undertaking that stemmed from the group's commitment to…

11008625-2014_012_004_Epa_ARC.tif
From The Promises of the Bible

11007636-1994_004_166_Apa_ARC.tif

16758716-1994_004_342_Bpa_ARC.tif
This post, along with 15 other similarly carved posts, once formed a screen and roof support in front of the Agbeni Shango Shrine in Ibadan, Nigeria. The purpose of this screen, besides literally holding up the roof of the building, was to signal the…

16758717-1994_004_342_Cpa_ARC.tif
This post, along with 15 other similarly carved posts, once formed a screen and roof support in front of the Agbeni Shango Shrine in Ibadan, Nigeria. The purpose of this screen, besides literally holding up the roof of the building, was to signal the…

11008566-1994_016_005_Apa_ARC.tif
Because he was colorblind, Barker preferred to work in black and white. He chose lithography as his favored medium because it allowed him to make multiples of his drawings. In this print, quick details laid down with a fine line, with layers of…

11008568-1994_016_008_Apa_ARC.tif
Barker did not begin studying lithography until his forties, but he quickly gained expertise through intensive experimentation, even developing his own formula for lithographic crayons. This night scene shows his ability to create atmosphere. Many…

11008501-1995_001_025_Apa_ARC.tif
Although born in Chicago, Barker was raised in rural Pennsylvania, and many of his prints reflect his love of the small family farmsteads of that state. The lone tree nearly blocks the little house in the background, drawing attention to the…

11007870-1995_001_029_Apa_ARC.tif
This print depicts the mountains near the Woodstock home of Barker's friend and mentor, the renowned lithographer Bolton Brown. Barker studied with Brown so that he could learn to print his own lithographs, something few artists did at that time.…

11007358-1994_016_007_Apa_ARC.tif
The bulky tower in the foreground and the farmhouse in the background anchor the scene and mark the landscape as a place transformed through human action. While the giant form of the crusher may seem foreboding, it should be noted that Barker's…
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