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Ruth Bernhard
Birth: Oct. 14, 1905, Germany
Death: Dec. 18, 2006
San Francisco
San Francisco County
California, USA

Photographer. Her black-and-white images of compelling shapes from female nudes to seashells are regarded as some of the finest in still-life photo art. Her contemporaries, including Ansel Adams, Imogen Cunningham, Wynn Bullock and Dorothea Lange, called her "the greatest photographer of the nude." One of her most famous photographs, "In the Box, Horizontal" (1962), shows a sleeping woman stretched sensuously in a rectangular box, wearing only a headband. Her art has been displayed in international galleries and museums since 1935. From 1968 to 1976, she was an instructor in creative photography at the University of California, San Francisco. She has also taught numerous seminars and workshops throughout the United States and Europe. The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art has a permanent collection of her work on display. In 1984, she received the distinguished, Women in Photography International Award. She died of natural causes at age 101. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
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Record added: Dec 20, 2006
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Ruth Bernhard
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