Beth Gates Warren, prominent historian and curator of photography, will discuss her book “Artful Lives: Edward Weston, Margrethe Mather, and the Bohemians of Los Angeles” in that maelstrom of bohemianism — Glendale California!
Weston would go on to become a world renowned Modernist photographer while Mather, whom Weston expunged from his journals, would fall into obscurity. The book reveals how they and their entourage sought out the limelight as the Hollywood film industry came of age.
Charlie Chaplin, Imogen Cunningham, Max Eastman, Emma Goldman, Tina Modotti, Vaslav Nijinsky, and Carl Sandburg figure in the story. “Artful Lives” describes Weston’s development and reveals Mather’s important contribution to it — the woman behind the man.
“Artful Lives” bohemian book talk | Glendale Public Library | Thursday, June 14, 7 pm