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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)
    Signed and initialed in pencil mount recto. Signed, dated, and dedicated in ink mount verso.
    PROVENANCE:
    The artist;
    Gay Ann Burke, acquired from the above;
    The Estate of Gay Ann Burke.

    Proceeds from the sale of this photograph will help fund the annual Gay Burke Memorial Fellowship in Photographic Arts, administered by the Alabama State Council on the Arts.

    Gay Ann Burke was born December 30, 1946 in Brownwood, Texas, and died May 1, 2017 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. At the University of Alabama Department of Art and Art History, Gay became the first female full professor. It was there that she developed a distinguished fine art photography program. Many called her the "Mother of Alabama Art Photography" and she was responsible for raising the stature of photography as an art form throughout the South. She taught fine art photography for 42 years to undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Alabama before retiring in 2015.


    Condition Report*: Dry mounted to board measuring 20 x 16 inches; toning with more noticeable discoloration along the edges of the mat; minor foxing to the mount and image; silver mirroring noticeable in raking light; a few scattered pinhead sized indentations, most noticeable in raking light.
    Unframed
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    Auction Dates
    November, 2018
    28th Wednesday
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