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John Dugdale - As I Struggle to Understand
John Dugdale
As I Struggle to Understand
Gold Toned Silver Gelatin Photograph
2003, Printed 2010
20 x 16 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 2/6 on verso

John Dugdale - The One Who Awakens
John Dugdale
The One Who Awakens
Albumen Photograph
2002
10 x 8 inches

Signed, titled, dated and #2/12 on verso.

John Dugdale - Never Forget Who You Are
John Dugdale
Never Forget Who You Are
Albumen Photograph
2002
10 x 8 inches

Signed, titled, dated, and # 5/12 on print verso.

John Dugdale - Luminous Glass
John Dugdale
Luminous Glass
Gelatin Chloride Photograph
1996, Printed 2007
10 x 8 inches

Signed, titled, dated, and # 1/12 on verso

John Dugdale - My Spirit Tried to Leave Me
John Dugdale
My Spirit Tried to Leave Me
Toned Silver Gelatin Photograph
1994, Printed 2010
20 x 16 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 2/6 on verso.

John Dugdale - Houston Magnolia
John Dugdale
Houston Magnolia
Toned Silver Gelatin Photograph
1996, Printed 2010
20 x 16 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 2/6 on verso.

John Dugdale - I Could Not See to See
John Dugdale
I Could Not See to See
Gelatin Chloride Photograph
1994, Printed 2007
14 x 11 inches

Signed, titled, dated, and # 1/12 out of an edition of 12 on verso

John Dugdale - We Take No Note of Time but From Its Loss - Diptych
John Dugdale
We Take No Note of Time but From Its Loss - Diptych
Toned Silver Gelatin Photograph
2012, printed 2014
10 x 8 inches each

Signed, titled and numbered (edition of 6) on verso.

John Dugdale - Untitled, Statue
John Dugdale
Untitled (Statue)
Van Dyke Brown Photograph
2008
10 x 8 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 1/12 on artist's piece label.

John Dugdale - 12 Avril 1894
John Dugdale
12 Avril 1894
Gold Toned Silver Gelatin Photograph
2003, Printed 2010
20 x 16 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 2/6 on verso

John Dugdale - Nameless Lissisitude
John Dugdale
Nameless Lissisitude
Toned Silver Gelatin Photograph
1999, Printed 2010
20 x 16 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 2/6 on verso

John Dugdale - Alvin's Torso
John Dugdale
Alvin's Torso
Toned Silver Gelatin Photograph
1995, Printed 2010
20 x 16 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 2/6 on verso.

John Dugdale - Life's Evening Hour
John Dugdale
Life's Evening Hour
Toned Silver Gelatin Photograph
1998, Printed 2010
20 x 16 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 1/6 on verso

John Dugdale | Farmhouse Inverted in Venini Vase
John Dugdale
Farmhouse Inverted in Venini Vase
Van Dyke Brown Photograph
c. 1993, printed 2008
10 x 8 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 1/12 on artist's piece label.

John Dugdale - Parlor Figure
John Dugdale
Parlor Figure
Platinum Photograph
1994
20 x 16 inches

Signed, titled, dated, and # 9/10 on print verso.

John Dugdale - Lilies of the Valley
John Dugdale
Lilies of the Valley
Gold Toned Silver Gelatin Photograph
2003, Printed 2010
20 x 16 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 1/6 on verso

John Dugdale - Mourning Tulips
John Dugdale
Mourning Tulips
Gelatin Chloride Photograph
1999, Printed 2007
10 x 8 inches

Signed, titled, dated, and # 1/12 on verso

John Dugdale - Self-Portrait at Oriel Window
John Dugdale
Self-Portrait at Oriel Window
Gelatin Chloride Photograph
1998
10 x 8 inches

Signed, titled, dated, and # 1/10 on verso.

John Dugdale - A Turbulent Dream
John Dugdale
A Turbulent Dream
Cyanotype Photograph
1996
14 x 11 inches

Signed, titled, dated, and # 5/12 on verso.

John Dugdale - The Oversoul
John Dugdale
The Oversoul
Cyanotype Photograph
1998, Printed 2009
20 x 16 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 1/6 on verso.

John Dugdale - Empire Chair in The Gloaming
John Dugdale
Empire Chair in The Gloaming
Cyanotype Photograph
1994, Printed 2009
20 x 16 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 1/6 on verso

John Dugdale - Vespers
John Dugdale
Vespers
Cyanotype Photograph
1999
8 x 10 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 2/12 on print verso

John Dugdale - Figs and Pomegranates
John Dugdale
Figs and Pomegranates
Cyanotype Photograph
1997
14 x 11 inches

Signed, titled, dated, and # 6/10 on verso

John Dugdale - Saved
John Dugdale
Saved
Cyanotype Photograph
1998
10 x 8 inches

Signed, titled, dated and #3/12 on verso.

John Dugdale - Spirits
John Dugdale
Spirits
Cyanotype Photograph
2009, Printed 2009
20 x 16 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 1/6 on verso

John Dugdale - Deep Calls Unto Deep
John Dugdale
Deep Calls Unto Deep
Cyanotype Photograph
c. 2003, Printed 2009
20 x 16 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 1/6 on verso

John Dugdale - Peonia
John Dugdale
Peonia
Cyanotype Photograph
1998
14 x 11 inches

Signed, titled, dated, and # 6/12 on verso

John Dugdale - An Inseparable Companion
John Dugdale
An Inseparable Companion
Cyanotype Photograph
2009, Printed 2009
20 x 16 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 1/6 on verso

John Dugdale - Jacob's Ladder
John Dugdale
Jacob's Ladder
Cyanotype Photograph
1999, Printed 2009
22 x 17 1/2 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 3/6 on verso.

John Dugdale - Cascade
John Dugdale
Cascade
Cyanotype Photograph
1999
14 x 11 inches

Signed, titled, dated, and # 1/12 on verso

John Dugdale - Manley
John Dugdale
Manley
Cyanotype Photograph
2009, Printed 2009
22 x 18 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 1/6 on verso

John Dugdale - A Moment I Linger
John Dugdale
A Moment I Linger
Cyanotype Photograph
2001
10 x 8 inches

Signed, titled, dated, and # 3/12 on verso.

John Dugdale - Tabletop with English Brass
John Dugdale
Tabletop with English Brass
Cyanotype Photograph
1998
14 x 11 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 9/12 on print verso

John Dugdale - Madonna Lilies
John Dugdale
Madonna Lilies
Cyanotype Photograph
1998
14 x 11 inches

Signed, titled, dated, and # 5/12 on verso.

John Dugdale - Saved
John Dugdale
Saved
Cyanotype Photograph
1998
10 x 8 inches

Signed, titled, dated and #3/12 on verso.

John Dugdale: An Artist's Journey

7/22/17 – 8/14/17

“John Dugdale: An Artist’s Journey” is a solo show dedicated to the work of the American photographer John Dugdale. Born in Connecticut in 1960, John Dugdale’s interest in photography was sparked at the age of 11 when he was gifted a camera by his mother. He attended the School of Visual Arts in New York where he majored in Photography and Art History. In 1983 Dugdale had his first solo show at Vienna’s Molotor Art Gallery. Soon after he began a commercial career and took photographs for clients such as Bergdorf Goodman, Martha Stewart, Ralph Lauren, and the New York Times.  In 1993, at the age of 33, he became partially blind, later losing 80 percent visibility in his left eye and becoming completely blind in his right. Although this ended his commercial career, his ability to engage with his creativity blossomed and he began to create fine art photographs using 19th century photographic processes to avoid the toxic chemistry of the traditional darkroom. When asked how he could create such a stunning number of beautiful photographs with so little vision remaining he answered, “The most splendid secrets of vision dwell in the heart and mind.”

While using alternative printing techniques, John Dugdale’s imagery employs a personal and poetic narrative, drawing on inspiration from American Transcendentalists: Whitman, Thoreau, Emerson, and Dickinson. He uses the writers' conceits to help him visualize pictures, and relies on a large format antique camera, with full plate negatives and available light, to create cyanotypes, platinum prints, and albumen prints that capture the spirituality within his self-portraits, still-lifes, and figure studies.
 
Dugdale has exhibited in numerous solo gallery shows, and his imagery is included in some of the most important institutional collections, such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of Art, as well as the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston. He was also inducted into the Royal Photographic Society, founded in London in 1853 with an objective to promote the arts and sciences. Dugdale has produced an amazing body of work that pays homage both in technique and intent to the 19th century photographic work of Julia Margaret Cameron, Sir John Herschel, and Henry Fox Talbot. The methods of printing he embraces send his contemporary imagery back in time, alluding to different eras within the medium. His photographs, dream-like and transcendent of time, are beautiful depictions of himself, his friends and family, personal belongings, and “the delicate passage of the day into evening,” creating an alluring visual diary.