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Amon Carter Museum acquires Brett Weston photographs

The collection of Brett Weston photographs at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art just got bigger.

The museum, located at 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd., on Tuesday announced the acquisition of 46 works by 20th century photographer Brett Weston on Tuesday. The photos are a gift from the Christian Keesee Collection. The museum now has 84 Weston photos in total.

Many of the new acquisitions include photos that Weston took between 1960 and 1971. During this time, Weston’s photos were characterized by the use of contrast and patterns.

Other photos in the collection come from the 1930s, when Weston was living in San Francisco and taking photos of urban life. The collection also features photos of Hawaii, where Weston spent the final years of his life.

Weston, who was born in Los Angeles in 1911, was part of a family of photographers. His father, Edward, was a photographer as well and encouraged his four sons to pursue photography.

In the 1960s, Brett Weston worked with the Amon Carter museum’s first director, Mitchell Wilder, to help bring some of Edward Weston’s works to the museum.

Brett Weston’s work, Wire and Glass (1974), will be on display at the museum until Jan. 18 as part of the exhibit, Focal Points: New to the Photography Collection. More of Weston’s work will be on display in the fall.

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