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Laura Gilpin

American photographer

Brief biography, in most instances from the Union List of Artist Names® Online:
Born 22 April 1891; died 30 November 1979. In 1909 Gilpin began to produce autochrome photographs in Colorado. Gilpin photographed in San Diego and San Francisco, California in 1915. In 1916 Gilpin moved to New York City to study photography at the Clarence White School. She also did graduate work in photogravure in 1918. In 1929 Gilpin produced commercial photographs of architectural subjects. In 1930 Gilpin photographed Navajo Indian reserves in the South-Western United States, and again from 1946 to 1968 she studied and photographed the Navajo Indians. From 1942 to 1945 Gilpin served as chief photographer for the Boeing Airplane Company in Witchita, Kansas. Gilpin moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1946 and also photographed the Yucatan, Mexico. From 1968 to 1979 Gilpin worked on a photographic essay on the Canyon de Chelly, New Mexico.

Artist ID number in the Union List of Artist Names®: ULAN 500021305.
The ULAN link above leads to a cataloging authority record at the Getty Research Institute.

Objects related to Laura Gilpin:

Laura Gilpin The Delta of the Rio Grande, 1948 Gelatin silver print
Laura Gilpin Evening in Navajo Land, 1933 Gelatin silver print
Laura Gilpin Stony Pass, Source of the Rio Grande, 1946 Gelatin silver print
Laura Gilpin Going Home from the Trading Post, 1950 Gelatin silver print
Laura Gilpin Lorencita Pino, Potter, Tesuque Pueblo, 1965 Gelatin silver print
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