William Wegman: Improved Photographs

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May 12 2017 - Aug 13 2017

William Wegman (American, b. 1943) is an internationally-renowned artist with a prolific career spanning more than five decades. Wegman lives in New York and Maine where he continues to make videos, take photographs and to make drawings and paintings that he has maintained since the early 1970s.

William Wegman became a household name for his enigmatic photographs of his beloved Weimaraners. This presentation highlights the artist’s personal sense of humor as well as the importance of mark-making and gesture that is central to Wegman’s practice as an artist exploring many media over decades. The exhibition at Telfair Museums will focus on a selection of the artist’s early conceptual videos, drawings and altered photographs from the 1970s and 1980s and will also include the large format Polaroid collaborations with his dogs for which Wegman is so well known, along with a group of his most recent postcard paintings.

William Wegman was born in 1943 in Holyoke, Massachusetts. He received a BFA in painting from the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston in 1965 and an MFA from the University of Illinois Champagne-Urbana in 1967. Wegman’s photographs, videotapes, paintings, and drawings have been exhibited in museums and galleries internationally. [...] 

Exhibition overview from museum website

  • American
  • Contemporary
  • William Wegman

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