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Edward Curtis Photogravures

Greetings! We had a visit today from Paul Unks (some of you good folks out there know him, I'm sure). Paul is a great guy; we had good conversation and Jeanne and I learned a lot about Edward Curtis.

I've always loved Curtis' prints. I studied him in undergraduate school; his work resonated on many levels for me. It was the first body of work that showed me that the line between "documentary work" and "fine art work" could be blurred, or mixed together, or morph into something truly original. It was a photographic epiphany for me. I believe that was in 1989.

I've only seen a few photogravures from Curtis in my life (Denver Art Museum); however, that all changed today. Paul brought a lot of "continuation work" and we had the honor to see it. Absolutely gorgeous. What a treat! I could bather on about it, but you know how good it is.

Paul is friends with John Graybill. John is Edward Curtis' g-great-grandson. John, and his wife, Coleen, spent the day here Friday - we've had a great weekend! Need I say more?

Paul with his Edward Curtis photogravure, "Canton de Chelly, Navajo" (forgive the crappy repro digi phone and reflections; you get the idea).
Quinn, Jeanne, and Paul with "Canyon de Chelly" - Edward Curtis
Beautiful!! Photogravure - Edward Curtis' "Cayon de Chelly, Navajo"