Chicago 19; Siskind, Aaron; 1956; 1971:0196:0001


Research Center, Visual Studies Workshop


Chicago 19

About this object

Aaron Siskind was an American photographer who documented depression era New York City and is credited with influencing the abstract expressionist movement of the 20th century.

Siskind's abstract photographs from the late 1940s and early 1950s reject the third dimension and belie the notion that photography was tied exclusively to representation. This image was taken in Chicago, IL and is a close cropped view of plant leaves.

Place Made

Chicago, IL


Siskind, Aaron

Maker Role



Mounted photograph

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Medium and Materials

Gelatin Silver Print

Inscription and Marks

Verso: [museum print]


Image: 35.6 x 27.8 cm
Overall: 56 x 45.8 cm

Subject and Association Keywords

20th Century Photography

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Subject and Association Keywords

gelatin silver

Credit Line

Gift of the Estate of Alice Wells

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