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Ice Lake

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Minor White, Ice Lake, 1940, gelatin silver print, Courtesy of the Fine Arts Program, Public Buildings Service, U.S. General Services Administration. Commissioned through the New Deal art projects, public domain, L42.26.9

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Title

Ice Lake

Artist

Minor White (American, 1908-1976)

Date

1940

Medium

gelatin silver print

Dimensions (H x W x D)

image: 9 7/16 in x 7 7/16 in; sheet: 9 7/16 in x 7 7/16 in

Inscriptions & Markings

date: 1940, graphite, bottom left

signature: Minor, graphite, bottom right

Collection Area

Photography; Northwest Art

Category

Photographs

Object Type

photograph

Culture

American

Credit Line

Courtesy of the Fine Arts Program, Public Buildings Service, U.S. General Services Administration. Commissioned through the New Deal art projects

Accession Number

L42.26.9

Copyright

public domain

Terms

gelatin silver prints

photographs

Picturing Oregon

trees

Works Progress Administration Artworks

Place Made

Created in and depicts: Oregon

Created in and depicts: Ice Lake

Location

Jubitz Center for Modern and Contemporary Art

2nd Floor Mezzanine

Murray/Barbey/Lankton Gallery

Description

The striking Ice Lake, located in a glacially formed depression above the timberline in the Wallowa Mountains of eastern Oregon, is a popular destination even though it is located more than seven miles from the nearest trailhead. Curiously, these photographs of the remote location do not include the lake itself. Instead, White features windblown (and perhaps burned) trunks and branches bleached by the harsh sun, as well as the surrounding mountains.

History
Exhibitions

2012 70 Years/70 Photographs Portland Art Museum

2018 In the Beginning: Minor White's Oregon Photographs, Phase 2 Portland Art Museum

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