Lot 103: Howard Beach


October Willows, I
1923
Photographic mutotone
10.5 x 13.25 inches
Signed recto
Courtesy of the Giallombardo Family and Meibohm Fine Arts
Fair Market Value
$1,000-$1,450

Howard Beach (1867-1954) was one of the Photo-Pictorialists of Buffalo. He was born in New Britain, Connecticut and moved to Buffalo in 1884. He won recognition as a painter, photographer and his optical lenses. In 1913 he invented the mutotone process and in the same year served on the Executive Committee of the Professional Photographic Society of New York. He was a member of the Buffalo Society Guild of Allied Artists, the Buffalo Photographic Society and was president of the first International Photographic Association of America. From 1907-1933, he exhibited his photography in both national and international exhibitions including the International Exposition of Photography at Dresden, Germany and the Salon of Royal Photographs of Great Britain in London.


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