Renowned art photographer and environmental leader Ansel Adams (1902-1984) was praised for his sublime interpretations of the dramatic beauty found in the western landscape. Rendered with a naturalist’s precision and a pictorialist’s virtuosity, “Sand Dunes, Sunrise”, 1948, reveals the sharpness of detail and rich tonal range—from deepest black to purest white—that are hallmarks of his work.
The Ansel Adams Trust, Mill Valley, California
Reference: inscription on back of stamp
Masters of American Photography issue commemorative stamp, 2002
Scott Catalogue USA: 3649p
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Museum ID: 2003.2007.38