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American Horizons: The Photographs of Art Sinsabaugh

Art Sinsabaugh (1924–1983) made his artistic breakthrough in the early 1960s with panoramic landscapes of the Midwest that were unprecedented in both form and subject matter. He used a giant 12x20-inch “banquet” camera that allowed him to marry a sublime and expansive 19th-century vision with mid-20th-century formalism. Trained at Chicago’s renowned Institute of Design, Sinsabaugh was a landscape photographer in the broadest sense: he photographed the spaces — both rural and urban — that people inhabit. From his early Midwest prairies to the majestic Southwest work of his last years, his remarkable photographs capture a richly nuanced sense of place and the ever-changing face of the American environment. According to Keith F. Davis of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Art Sinsabaugh “is an artist ripe for rediscovery.”

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