Recent or recommended links:
Blog post with considerate observations
The Compass Rose
by Curtis Faville, July 6, 2009
ESSAY by Ian Walker 'As if one's eyelids had been cut away' Frederick
Sommer's Arizona Landscapes' is now available on the Journal of Surrealism and
the Americas (JSA), Vol.2, No.2 (2008) online
JSA. Registration required, Free.
Duke University Libraries posted the Barbaralee Diamonstein
interviews from Visions and Images on YouTube...
the Frederick Sommer interview
David Levi-Strauss has written an article on Frederick Sommer in a recent issue of
Aperture (Fall 2006) that is worth reading.
Winter, 2006 of
includes an article covering Sommer's publications. Be sure to scroll down
to 'old and rare' for another page.
Margarett Loke’s obit, New York Times Feb 1, 1999
The Getty Museum, California
held an exhibition titled, Frederick Sommer: A Centennial Tribute
(May 10 – September 4, 2005) and had a a great webpage,
in relation to the exhibit.
The remaining list here is an unedited, unorganized and incomplete compilation of links to pages
mentioning Frederick Sommer. In many locations the information is not current
enough to reflect recent scholarship or simply contain incorrect facts (there
are plenty of myths about Sommer and his methods). This list is simply our
effort to keep track of posts related to Sommer.
Due to the nature of such links (and our own limited interest in personally
re-checking them monthly) if they have become defunct and should be removed,
please let me know
J. Paul Getty Museum special exhibition in 2005. Additional links
+ a search of their collections will provide links to more images
Background Mr. Hugunin’s efforts…here
…presumably leading to the article: Mixed Up With Objects: Meditations on
Frederick Sommer’s Photographs (a 25pg article by James R. Hugunin, copyright 1987)
Masters of Photography – several images
Margarita Nieto’s “Mapping of a Decade: Los Angeles During the 1930’s,
Fred is mentioned in part two.
Review of 1999 Baltimore Show.
Partial holdings at SFMOMA, search collection
Cleveland Museum site search results
Cleveland Museum bio page
Walton Mendelson’s site
Norton Simon, search collection
Snite Museum of Art, Notre Dame…has Paracelsus on group page
Museum of New Mexico Museum of Fine Arts
The Beyond Realism exhibit, with a Sommer link to the right.
George Eastman House (GEH), Visual Mind
with link to “Eight Young Roosters, 1938”
and “Moon Culmination, 1951”
Smithsonian holdings of interviews of Sommer (1975)
One by Cynthia McCabe 07/07/1975
One by Alex Jamison 07/26/1975
Description of Michael Torosian’s book,
“The Constellations That Surround Us” with cut paper illustration,
here. The interview originally published by Torosian will be reprinted, allowing wider
access to the out-of-print limited edition text, in The Art of Frederick Sommer
(Yale University Press, 2005)
Jargon Press – would be remiss not to include Mr. Williams’ site.
There’s mention of Sommer in a place or two.
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