The Allen Sisters
Pictorial Photographers 1885-1920
ISBN10: 1882374045 ISBN13: 9781882374045 Publisher: Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Assn Published: May 1 2002 Pages: 208 Weight: 3.00lbs. Height: 11.25" Width: 9.75" Depth: 0.75" Language: English
Working within the aesthetic of the Arts and Crafts Movement, Frances Stebbins Allen & Mary Electa Allen created photographs of New England country life, figure and child studies, and landscapes of New England, Great Britain, and California. Their Pictorial photographs were included in such important turn-of-the-century exhibitions as The Washington Salon and Art Photograhic Exhibition, 1896; Third International Congress of Photography, Paris, 1900; Third Philadelphia Photographic Salon 1900; Canadian Pictorialist Exhibition, Montreal, 1907; and Art Crafts 7th Annual Exhibition, The Art Institute of Chicago, 1908. Although the Allen sisters were once praised as being among "The Foremost Women Photographers in America," few people today have seen their photographs. Based largely on new or long-unseen material, this biography is accompanied by 100 tritone plates and 40 duotone images.