Edward Curtis Photographs in Copper
A rare exhibit with more than 30 original Edward Curtis copper plates, gravures, photographic prints, and orotones of Native American tribal members will be on display from June 5 - September 30, 2018.
The exhibit is free to the public.
A first time showing of 30 rare, one of a kind copper plates made to print and create "The North American Indian" 1907-1930 by Edward Curtis.
Curtis chose to illustrate his twenty-volume and twenty-portfolio masterwork, The North American Indian, with photogravures. In this process a copper plate was chemically etched to different depths in proportion to the darkness of the image of the original negative print. To create the photogravures, one copper plate was created to individually ink and run through a hand press. Don't miss the opportunity to come and view the glowing three dimensional copper plates that Curtis labored over so.
Photography and art collectors will have the opportunity to purchase from the collection. Flury & Company has specialized continuously in Edward Curtis' photography since 1981 in Historic Pioneer Square, Seattle WA.
You can find out more about Curtis here www.fluryco.com.
Open Monday to Saturday, 11am to 5pm.