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Jerry Uelsmann

Jerry Uelsmann

Photography

Nationality: American

Biography:
Jerry Uelsmann is a well-known purveyor of the fine arts. He is an American photographer who is best known for bringing the photomontage to popularity in the 20th century. This is simply when different negatives are put together in a dark room to create one image; it is also often called 'multilayered imagery.' He is known for layering images very skillfully, without the use of Photoshop; in fact, he was doing this type of layering decades before Photoshop came along. Uelsmann only uses his own negatives and often has no destination in mind for his composition, simply going with the flow of the photographs.

Uelsmann once taught photography at the University of Florida, and he received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1967. In 1972, he received the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, and he is a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain as well as a founding member of The Society of Photographic Education.

Today, Uelsmann's works are part of the permanent collections of a number of museums worldwide, such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City and the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. His photographs are included in many collections in the U.S.A. as well as in museums in Japan, Sweden, Australia and France. Uelsmann's says his appeal is just “something beyond language that connects one with aesthetic experiences such as music.”

 

Jerry Uelsmann Original Art Values Sold at Auction

Item Realized
Jerry Uelsmann (American, b. 1934) Untitled (Philosopher's Desk), 1976 Gelatin silver 19-1/2 x 14-3/8 inches (49.5 x
Jerry Uelsmann (American, b. 1934) Untitled (Philosopher's Desk), 1976 Gelatin silver 19-1/2 x 14-3/8 inches (49.5 x ...
Lot 73423
Auction 5358
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
$5,125.00
Jerry Uelsmann (American, b. 1934) Untitled, 1992 Gelatin silver 13-1/2 x 10-3/8 inches (34.3 x 26.4 cm) Signed, tit
Jerry Uelsmann (American, b. 1934) Untitled, 1992 Gelatin silver 13-1/2 x 10-3/8 inches (34.3 x 26.4 cm) Signed, tit...
Lot 73341
Auction 5253
Sunday, April 17, 2016
$3,750.00
JERRY UELSMANN (American, b. 1934) Equivalent and Small Woods Where I Met Myself (Two Photographs), 1964 and 1967 ... (T...
JERRY UELSMANN (American, b. 1934) Equivalent and Small Woods Where I Met Myself (Two Photographs), 1964 and 1967 ... (Total: 2 Items)
Lot 74117
Auction 5077
Saturday, November 19, 2011
$3,585.00
Jerry Uelsmann (American, b. 1934) Untitled, 1964 Gelatin silver 13-1/4 x 9-5/8 inches (33.7 x 24.4 cm) Initialed an
Jerry Uelsmann (American, b. 1934) Untitled, 1964 Gelatin silver 13-1/4 x 9-5/8 inches (33.7 x 24.4 cm) Initialed an...
Lot 13136
Auction 191824
Monday, June 18, 2018
$600.00
Jerry Uelsmann (American, b. 1934) Untitled, 1970 Gelatin silver 10-1/2 x 13 inches (26.7 x 33.0 cm) Initialed and d
Jerry Uelsmann (American, b. 1934) Untitled, 1970 Gelatin silver 10-1/2 x 13 inches (26.7 x 33.0 cm) Initialed and d...
Lot 13139
Auction 191824
Monday, June 18, 2018
$500.00

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Jerry Uelsmann (American, b. 1934) Forgotten Heritage, 1969 Gelatin silver 13-5/8 x 10-5/8 inches (34.6 x 27.0 cm) S...
Jerry Uelsmann (American, b. 1934) Forgotten Heritage, 1969 Gelatin silver 13-5/8 x 10-5/8 inches (34.6 x 27.0 cm) S... (1)

Auction 191850
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
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Jerry Uelsmann (American, b. 1934) French Bedroom, 1974 Gelatin silver 10-1/8 x 13-1/2 inches (25.7 x 34.3 cm) Initi...
Jerry Uelsmann (American, b. 1934) French Bedroom, 1974 Gelatin silver 10-1/8 x 13-1/2 inches (25.7 x 34.3 cm) Initi... (1)

Auction 191850
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
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Jerry Uelsmann (American, b. 1934) Turtle Blessing, 1968 Gelatin silver 12-3/4 x 10-1/2 inches (32.4 x 26.7 cm) Init...
Jerry Uelsmann (American, b. 1934) Turtle Blessing, 1968 Gelatin silver 12-3/4 x 10-1/2 inches (32.4 x 26.7 cm) Init... (1)

Auction 191850
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
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Jerry Uelsmann (American, b. 1934) Questioning Moment, 1971 Gelatin silver 10-3/4 x 13-1/2 inches (27.3 x 34.3 cm) I
Jerry Uelsmann (American, b. 1934) Questioning Moment, 1971 Gelatin silver 10-3/4 x 13-1/2 inches (27.3 x 34.3 cm) I...

Auction 191850
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
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Jerry Uelsmann (American, b. 1934) Untitled (Figure and caked ground), 1968 Gelatin silver 13-1/2 x 9 inches (34.3 x...
Jerry Uelsmann (American, b. 1934) Untitled (Figure and caked ground), 1968 Gelatin silver 13-1/2 x 9 inches (34.3 x ... (1)

Auction 191850
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
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