Edward Sheriff Curtis

- Opere Scelte
- Biografia

Edward Sheriff Curtis (1868-1952) è nato vicino a Whitewater nello stato americano del Winsconsin, una zona dove gli indiani erano ancora numerosi. Ha ventun anni quando il massacro di Wounded Knee segna la fine della cultura indiana. Inizia a riprendere gli Indiani della riserva di Puget Sound. Nel 1891 si trasferisce a Seattle dove inizia a lavorare in uno studio fotografico del quale successivamente rileva l’attività. Esegue principalmente ritratti realizzati in studio e fotografie di paesaggi. Probabilmente l’idea di raccogliere un’ampia documentazione sulla vita e le tradizioni delle tribù indiane dell’America settentrionale nasce intorno ai primi anni del 1900. Si trattava di documentare con parole e foto la storia, lo stile di vita, le cerimonie, le leggende e i miti delle tribù indiane ancora raggiungibili.
In seguito realizza anche un film sulla vita degli indiani. Nel 1919 si trasferisce a Hollywood dove lavora come direttore della fotografia per gli Studios di Hollywood e realizza le fotografie per film quali l’epopea di Cecil B.De Mille “I Dieci Comandamenti”.

- Esposizioni
  • 2019

    Edward Sheriff Curtis. Beauty Heart & Spirit - Capital University, Schumacher Gallery, Columbus, OH

  • 2018

    By Her Hand: Native American Women, Their Art, and the Photographs of Edward S. Curtis - High Desert Museum, Bend, OR
    The Realization of a Dream: the Photographs of Edward Curtis - Minnetonka Center for the Arts, Minnetonka, MN
    Edward Sheriff Curtis. Beauty Heart & Spirit - Trout Museum, Appleton, WI
    Beyond the Frame: Inland Bounty, the work of Edward S. Curtis in the Columbia River Basin - Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center, Wenatchee, WA

  • 2017

    Edward Curtis & the North American Indian: Motherland, Tradition, Spirituality - Exhibition in three parts: Tbilisi History Museum (Motherland) / State Silk Museum (Tradition) / Art Palace of Georgia (Spirituality), Tbilisi
    Edward S. Curtis: Treasures from The North American Indian - The Wittliff Collections, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX
    Edward S. Curtis. Among the Kwakiutl - Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, NY
    Edward S. Curtis: One Hundred Masterworks - CM Russell Museum, Great Falls, Montana

  • 2016

    Sacred Legacy - Edward S. Curtis and The North American Indian - VB Photographic Centre, Kuopio
    Edward Curtis - Selections From The North American Indian - Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME

  • 2015

    Edward S. Curtis: One Hundred Masterworks - Figge Art Museum, Davenport, IA
    Mingled Visions: Image from The North American Indian Collection - Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery - Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA
    Edward Sheriff Curtis and Native Americans: Works from The Dorsky Permanent Collection - Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art (SDMA), New Paltz, NY

  • 2014

    Edward Curtis in the Southwest - Museum of the Southwest, Midland, TX
    Edward S. Curtis - The North American Indian - Mennello Museum of American Art, Orlando, FL

  • 2013

    Edward Curtis - FMoPA - Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, Tampa, FL
    Edward Curtis: Visions of Native America - Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis, MO
    Edward Sheriff Curtis, la danza della memoria, De Primi Fine Art, Lugano, Switzerland.

  • 2010

    Edward S. Curtis From the Sparks Collection, - Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Colorado Springs, CO
    Mingled Visions: Selections from Edward S. Curtis's The North American Indian - Wichita Art Museum WAM, Wichita, KS

  • 2009

    Edward S. Curtis: The North American Indian - Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, TX
    Sacred Legacy: Edward S. Curtis and the North American Indian - Amerikahaus, Munich
    Edward Curtis: Photogravures from 'The North American Indian' - Colgate University, Hamilton, NY
    Edward S. Curtis - Open Shutter Gallery, Durango, CO
    Considering Edward Curtis: Recent Gifts to the Permanent Collection - The Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA

  • 2008

    Impressões Visuais - CAM - Casa Andrade Muricy, Curitiba
    Edward S. Curtis - Scott Nichols Gallery, San Francisco, CA

  • 2007

    Posvatný odkaz - GALÉRIA Z, Bratislava
    Sacred Legacy. Edward Curtis and the Northamerican Indian - Glyptotheque - Sculpture Museum, Zagreb

  • 2006

    Sacred Legacy - Gallery of Photography, Dublin
    Sacred Legacy - Edward Curtis and the North American Indians - Brandts Klædefabrik, Odense
    Edward S. Curtis - Hasselblad Center, Gothenburg

  • 2005

    Edward S. Curtis - Photographien - Camera Work, Berlin
    Edward S. Curtis - Galerie Sonia Zannettacci, Geneva

  • 2004

    Edward Curtis - Oswald Gallery, Jackson, WY
    Edward S. Curtis. L’eredità degli Indiani del Nord America - Palazzo Magnani, Reggio Emilia
    Edward S. Curtis: The North American Indian - Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma City, OK

  • 2003

    Edward S. Curtis (1868-1952) - Fotomuseum Den Haag, The Hague
    Edward S. Curtis - Palazzo Magnani, Reggio Emilia
    Edward Curtis - The Shadow Catcher - The Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA

  • 2002

    The Master Prints of Edward S. Curtis - Portraits of Native America - Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, TX

  • 2001

    The Master Prints of Edwards S. Curtis - Portraits of Native America - Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA
    Edward S. Curtis - Musée de l´Elysée, Lausanne

  • 1999

    Edward Sheriff Curtis - Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto, ON
    The North American Indian - Joseph Bellows Gallery, La Jolla, CA

  • 1990

    Images of an Idyllic Past: The Photographs of Edward S. Curtis - Missoula Art Museum MAM, Missoula, MT

  • 1989

    Edward Sheriff Curtis - Musée de l´Elysée, Lausanne

  • 1987

    Western Photographics of Edward Curtis - Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA), Indianapolis, IN

  • 1986

    Edward S. Curtis - Le Chateau d'Eau, Toulouse
    Edward Curtis - Mercer Union - A Centre For Contemporary Visual Art, Toronto, ON

  • 1984

    Edward Sheriff Curtis: The North American Indians - University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City, IA

  • 1983

    Edward S. Curtis: Photographer - University Avenue, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON

  • 1975

    Edward Curtis: The North American Indian - The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

  • 1932

    Plates of The North American Indian, by Edward S. Curtis - The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH

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