Bruce Kapson Gallery
Photography of Edward S. Curtis with a focus on the Masterwork Copper Photogravure Printing Plates
On the 150th anniversary of the birth of Edward S. Curtis, the Bruce Kapson Gallery presents "Rediscovering Genius: The Masterwork Copper Photogravure Printing Plates of Edward S. Curtis" at TEFAF New York Fall. This is the most comprehensive compilation of this body of Curtis's work and marks the first time this rare and most significant work is presented in New York in its 112-year history.
The Copper Photogravure Printing Plates are the source of origin for every vintage photogravure print extant produced in Curtis’s monumental work, The North American Indian. Each Plate is a unique work, and a primary document of one of the most important publishing ventures of the 20th century. The three-dimensionality of these polished Copper Photogravure Printing Plates offers a wholly new experience, one that is distinct from all Curtis’s work and all other artwork.
Opened in 1982, the Bruce Kapson Gallery specializes in Edward S. Curtis's vintage photographic work from 1898 to 1928 and focuses on the Masterwork Copper Photogravure Printing Plates.
Bruce Kapson Gallery is one of the world's leading authorities on this early 20th-century photographer whose lasting vision would forever change the way the world views the American Indian.