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That Brett Weston became known as one of the greats of 20th century photography was no surprise. The son of the even more legendary and influential Edward Weston, he took up the camera while in his early teens and had his first museum show at the age of 21 although he didn’t earn widespread acclaim until he was middle-aged.
Today his work, known for pulling powerful abstractions from nature while retaining the sense of the images’ source, is in dozens of major museum collections.
They include the Cleveland Museum of Art, which houses more than 40 images from the Brett Weston Archives donated to the museum last year by collector Christian Keesee, covering four decades of his work. The photos will make their debut in CMA’s Mark Schwartz and Bettina Katz Photography Gallery, starting this weekend.
They will be on view through Sun 5/6.