[New Jersey: The Artist, ca. 1946 - 1947]. Three original silver prints (two: 10.5 x 8 cm and one: 8 x 10.5 cm, measured to mat); matted and framed, with typed labels and attributions on back. Prints visually fine (though not examined out of frame). Item #WRCLIT83251
Three still-life studies of flowers taken and printed by Paul L. Anderson (1880 -1956). The subjects as identified on the caption labels are: "Hollyhocks," "Globe Thistle", and "Lilies." Prints (both Platinum and Silver) of the last two images are included in the online catalogue of the Anderson archive at the Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona, but this particular image of Hollyhocks is not present in the catalogue. Anderson took up photography in 1907 and turned pro in 1910, operating studios in New York and New Jersey. He taught at the Clarence White School 1914-1918 and published several technical books and articles. His advocacy of soft-focus pictorialism put him aesthetically at odds with his friend, Edward Weston. He took up writing young adult fiction in 1925, but returned to his photographic work in 1933.