Artist of the moment…..Photographer William Eggleston

William Eggleston was born in the year 1939 in Memphis, Tennessee. Eggleston is thought to be the leading artist when it comes to making the switch from black and white photography to color.

For his artistic education the artist attended many colleges but never earned a degree. He atttended Vanderbelt, Delta State, and even the University of Mississippi. He attended the latter for 5 years, but still left without a degree. Whilst at Mississippi he studied art.

He would go on to be influenced by photographer Robert Frank.

Another influence was Robert Christenberry, who encouraged the artist to add colour to his work. Below an example of Christenberry photography:

In this clip we visit a show from the Whitney Museum of Art:

Price range information: Works range from $10,000 to $300,000.

I enjoy the works of this artist and Stephen Shore the most when it comes to Americana of the 1970s.


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