An interesting look at the life and work of American artist and fine-art photographer Richard Pousette-Dart, by Ted Forbes.

Richard Pousette-Dart was an American artist who worked in different mediums including painting, sculpture and by the mid-1940s, he became extremely active as a fine-art photographer. His photographic work largely concentrated on portraits and nature studies. His work was first exhibited at the Betty Parsons Gallery in 1948. In 1953 he was awarded third prize in Photography magazine’s International Picture Contest.

Many of Pousette-Dart’s photographic portraits are experimental in nature, employing double-exposure, superimposition, and other forms of darkroom manipulation, which he executed himself. Nature studies are often close-up views of organic forms, such as circular flowers and light refracted through ice, that share an affinity with visual themes in his mature painting. [Wikipedia]

Ted Forbes  from The Art of Photography tells us more about Pousette-Dart’s life and his exceptional body of work. You watch more of Ted’s videos on the The Art of Photography YouTube channel or by following him on any of the following social channels: TwitterFacebookInstagramPinterest or their Website.