Clearing Winter Storm, Yosemite National Park

Ansel Adams, American, 1902 - 1984

Geography:
Photograph taken in Yosemite National Park, California, United States, North and Central America

Date:
c. 1937 (negative); 1976-1977 (print)

Medium:
Gelatin silver print

Dimensions:
Sheet: 15 5/8 x 19 3/16 inches

Copyright:
© The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust

Curatorial Department:
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1976-213-54

Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Hauslohner, 1976

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Additional information:
  • PublicationPhiladelphia Museum of Art: Handbook of the Collections

    Ansel Adams first saw Yosemite National Park in California at age fourteen in 1916, the same year he received his first camera, and his lifelong relationship with both Yosemite and photography is apparent in his c. 1937 masterpiece Clearing Winter Storm, Yosemite National Park. He knew every vantage point of Yosemite intimately, and knew how to wait with great patience and deliberation until the light brought out the utmost grandeur and majesty of the mountain ranges, rushing waterfalls, and clouds clearing over the valley. Adams is widely recognized as America's most eloquent photographic poet of the Western wilderness landscape. His passionate feeling for the land as mountaineer, photographer, and preservationist, and his consummate craftsmanship with camera and light were celebrated through the inspired gift of one hundred Adams photographs from Robert and Lorna Hauslohner on the occasion of the Museum's centennial in 1976. Martha Chahroudi, from Philadelphia Museum of Art: Handbook of the Collections (1995), p. 247.