Agave Design 1Artist(s)Imogen CunninghamArtist NationalityAmerican (North American)Object Creation Datecirca 1920, printed laterMedium & Supportgelatin silver print on paperDimensions
13 11/16 in x 10 5/8 in (34.7 cm x 27 cm);22 1/8 in x 18 1/8 in (56.2 cm x 46.04 cm);20 7/16 in x 15 1/16 in (51.9 cm x 38.2 cm)Credit LineMuseum PurchaseSubject matter
Imogen Cunningham began photographing at age 18 after seeing Gertrude Käsebier’s work. Throughout her career, she photographed a diverse range of subjects, including nudes, botanical photographs, street photography, and freelance work for Vanity Fair
. Around 1920, Cunningham relocated to San Francisco and began working on her botanical photographs, focusing on producing studies of the magnolia between 1923 and 1925.Physical Description
A photograph of an agave plant. The plant is framed so that its straight leaves align with the architectural features of the background.Primary Object ClassificationPhotographCollection AreaPhotographyRights
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