Artist of the moment…..Photographer Brett Weston

Brett Weston is a world renown photographer who happens to be the son of one of America’s great visionary photographers Ed Weston. Brett Weston was born in the year 1911 in Los Angeles, California. Brett was one of two sons of the legendary Ed Weston.

In 1925 Brett moved to Mexico to work under his dad.

In this clip we view some works by Ed Weston:

price range information: Works range from $3,000 to $50,000.

In 1926 the family moved back to California.

Brett didn’t have any formal training as an artist. Like the Wyeths or the Ashevaks or the Nyanhongo clans, it was just in their family blood to create art! At the age of seventeen he was a featured artist in an international show of photography.

First museum show was at the age of 21 years old.

The artist worked alongside his father his entire life until he passed away in 1958. Brett enjoyed the company of his father and his father was a stable and lifelong support for the artist. Brett Weston was married four times in his life.

Brett Weston won a Guggenheim Fellowship.

Brett Weston passed away in 1993 at the age of 82 years of age.

In this clip a great montage of works by Brett Weston:

As an artist I love Brett Weston’s eye for capturing abstraction and realism at the same time. For me my favorite series of the artist is his underwater nudes. The lines and abstraction are both at high levels.

Brett Weston is included in prominent collections including the San Fransisco Museum of Modern Art and the Honolulu Museum of Art.

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