"Brett Weston in the East and West"
The Colorado Springs Fine Art Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado
June 4-August 21, 2011 (Organized in collaboration with the Brett Weston Archive, commemorating Brett's 100th birthday, December 16, 2011.)
Brett Weston seemed destined from birth to become one of our greatest American photographic artists. Born in Los Angeles in 1911, the second son of photographer Edward Weston, he had perhaps the closest artistic relationship with his famous father of all four of the Weston sons. In 1925, Edward removed Brett from school and took him to Mexico, where the thirteen year old became his father's apprentice. Surrounded by revolutionary artists of the day, such as Tina Modotti, Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, and influenced as well by the striking contrast of life in Mexico, it was there that Brett first began making photographs with a small Graflex 3 1/4" x 4 1/4" camera.