Barbara Morgan

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Barbara Morgan

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Also known as Morgan, Barbara Brooks Johnson

Nationality: American

Birth Place: Buffalo (Wilson county, Kansas, United States)

Biography:
Barbara Morgan, formerly Barbara Brooks Johnson was an American photographer born on July 8, 1900 in Buffalo, Kansas. She grew up in Southern California where her family moved to after she was born. She went to UCLA from 1919-1923 where she majored in Arts. Her education at UCLA was based on Arthur Wesley Dow's principles of art synthesis. She was taught art design parallel to figurative drawing and painting, and she was also taught Art history with significant emphasis on the primitive Asian, and European artistic traditions. After Barbara graduated from UCLA, she had a very rich and full career in the Arts starting with paintings and became an advocate for modern art. Her principal medium became photography, and she was best known for her wonderful dance photographs from the 1930s to the 1940s with emphasis on the modern dance of Martha Graham and her dance company. She was a master at her craft and her career spanned over 50 years with her creating fascinating photomontage in 1980, candid photographs of children, and experimental light drawings. She also published several books, one of which is Summer's Children on summer camp culture and was in numerous exhibitions. Some of her works were Ekstasis, which became a part of a traveling show from MOMA in the mid 1930s, Doris Humphrey's Square Dance in 1938, Martha Graham's Lamentation in 1935. She was a co founder of the photography magazine Aperture. She got a lifetime Achievement Award of American Society of Magazine Photographers. She was married to William D Morgan and they had two kids.


 

Barbara Morgan Original Art Values Sold at Auction

ItemRealized
BARBARA MORGAN (American, 1900-1992) Martha Graham - Deep Song, 1938-1946 Vintage gelatin silver, 1938-1946 10-1/2 x
BARBARA MORGAN (American, 1900-1992)Martha Graham - Deep Song, 1938-1946Vintage gelatin silver, 1938-194610-1/2 x ...
Lot 75173
Auction 5020
Saturday, April 18, 2009
$8,365.00
BARBARA MORGAN (American, 1900-1992) Doris Humphrey - Passa Caglia, 1938-1946 Vintage gelatin silver, 1938-1946 10-1/
BARBARA MORGAN (American, 1900-1992)Doris Humphrey - Passa Caglia, 1938-1946Vintage gelatin silver, 1938-194610-1/...
Lot 75168
Auction 5020
Saturday, April 18, 2009
$7,170.00
BARBARA MORGAN (American, 1900-1992) Martha - Anna Sokolow from Slaughter of the Innocents; Photomontage Transparent Lif...
BARBARA MORGAN (American, 1900-1992)Martha - Anna Sokolow from Slaughter of the Innocents; Photomontage Transparent Life...
Lot 75183
Auction 5020
Saturday, April 18, 2009
$4,780.00
BARBARA MORGAN (American, 1900-1992) Martha Graham - Frontier, 1935 Vintage gelatin silver, 1935 10-1/2 x 13-1/4 inch
BARBARA MORGAN (American, 1900-1992)Martha Graham - Frontier, 1935Vintage gelatin silver, 193510-1/2 x 13-1/4 inch...
Lot 75167
Auction 5020
Saturday, April 18, 2009
$3,883.75
BARBARA MORGAN (American, 1900-1992) Humphrey - Matriarch, 1938-1946 Vintage gelatin silver, 1938-1946 10-3/4 x 13-3/
BARBARA MORGAN (American, 1900-1992)Humphrey - Matriarch, 1938-1946Vintage gelatin silver, 1938-194610-3/4 x 13-3/...
Lot 75165
Auction 5020
Saturday, April 18, 2009
$3,585.00

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Barbara Morgan (American, 1900-1992) Spring on Madison Square , 1938 Gelatin silver, 1978 10-1/8 x 12-3/8 inches (25
Barbara Morgan (American, 1900-1992)Spring on Madison Square , 1938Gelatin silver, 197810-1/8 x 12-3/8 inches (25....
Lot 73534
Auction 5298
Friday, May 19, 2017
$750.00
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Barbara Morgan (American, 1900-1992) Martha Graham, El Penitente (Erick Hawkins Solo, "El Flagellante"), 1940...
Barbara Morgan (American, 1900-1992)Martha Graham, El Penitente (Erick Hawkins Solo, "El Flagellante"), 1940Gelatin ...
Lot 73538
Auction 5298
Friday, May 19, 2017
$500.00
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Barbara Morgan (American, 1900-1992) Celebration (Trio), 1937 Gelatin silver, circa 1980 17-3/8 x 13-7/8 inches (44.1
Barbara Morgan (American, 1900-1992)Celebration (Trio), 1937Gelatin silver, circa 198017-3/8 x 13-7/8 inches (44.1...
Lot 73537
Auction 5298
Friday, May 19, 2017
$500.00
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Barbara Morgan (American, 1900-1992) Frontier, 1935 Gelatin silver, circa 1980 13-3/8 x 17-7/8 inches (34 x 45.4 cm)
Barbara Morgan (American, 1900-1992)Frontier, 1935Gelatin silver, circa 198013-3/8 x 17-7/8 inches (34 x 45.4 cm)...
Lot 73536
Auction 5298
Friday, May 19, 2017
$500.00
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Barbara Morgan (American, 1900-1992) Doris Humphrey, with My Red Fires; Pregnant II; Lloyd's Head (three photographs)...
Barbara Morgan (American, 1900-1992)Doris Humphrey, with My Red Fires; Pregnant II; Lloyd's Head (three photographs), ... (Total: 3 Items)
Lot 73539
Auction 5298
Friday, May 19, 2017
$400.00
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