Artist of the moment…..Dog photographer William Wegman

William Wegman is a fantastic American painter and photographer that is renown for his work with man’s best friend, dogs! William Wegman was born in Holyoke, Massachusetts in the year 1943. For his artistic education Wegman attended the Massachusetts College of Art. Wegman went on to earn a master’s degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champagne.

For many of his works Wegman used a Polaroid.

Is included in prominent museum collections at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

In this clip Wegman tells us why he likes to work with our four legged friends!

And in this clip which is more than 30 years old, we visit the old NBC version of the David Letterman show with Bill Wegman and his dog Man Ray as a guest! This was the dog that brought Wegman his fame for shooting dogs. The dog was named Man of the Year by the Village Voice magazine, a free newspaper that tells about the goings on of New York City. The two also appeared on Johnny Carson.

And in this clip we go out with the artist on a shoot. I think he has more fun at his job than the “dog whisperer.”

Wegman’s dogs have also been featured on the show Sesame Street. Below we watch as his dog’s perform rub a dub, dub, dub.

The breed of dog he owns is called the Weimaraner.

price range information: Works range from $2,000 to $40,000.

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