Focusing In is a series of blogs that will highlight the many historic significances of Wildcat Hill, Edward Weston’s last residence before his death in 1958. Each week we will select a unique photograph, artifact, or piece of memorabilia that we believe is significant and worth looking into. Please accompany us on this journey into photographic history, you won’t be disappointed.
Happy Birthday Edward Weston! 1886-1958 Edward Weston meets Margrethe Mather 1913 As I started researching Edward Weston's life around the 1913's, I realized it was when he met and started working with Margrethe Mather. I went straight to our bookshelf and read "Margrethe Mather and Edward Weston, A Passionate Collaboration" by Beth Gates Warren. We saw the exhibition at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art in 2003. It was an excellent show and I am so happy we took the time to go and see it. Margrethe was a photographer, mentor, lover and inspiration to Edward. Here are some photos by Edward Weston and Margrethe Mather from 1914 - 1920's. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do. Happy Birthday GP!
Have you had a chance to read more about Edward Weston? We have a Edward Weston Chronology page, EDWARD HENRY WESTON, 1886 - 1958 - A Detailed Chronology, Compiled and Edited by Dick Rinehart. Here you can read about Edward and his life. I have added some photos to this post for you to enjoy! Stay tuned for more historical family photographs!
Edward Weston was born on March 24, 1886 in Highland Park, Illinois.
Parents: Dr. Edward Burbank Weston - Obstetrician
Alice Jeanette Brett, a Shakespearean Actress.
Edward's father with bow and arrow.