Chin San Long (Lang Jingshan) (Chinese, 1892-1995). Photograph titled "Peaks Fantasia," depicting a pavilion with craggy mountain peaks rising out of the mist behind it. Silver gelatin print. Inscribed "Peaks and Pavilion" in ink along the verso. Chin San Long is known for his innovative art photography, particularly his signature "composite photography" technique. He was the first Chinese photographer to take artistic nude photos, and also specialized in nature photography.
Provenance: From the collection of William Atkins.
William Atkins (1919-2001) was a pilot for Northwest Airlines, who spent his career flying to Asia. He was an avid photographer who was involved in the Photographic Society of America, through which he developed relationships with photography clubs worldwide. It was through the photographic society in Taiwan that he met Chin San Long, with whom he became close friends. In the 1970s, he arranged an exhibit for Chin San Long's photography in Minnesota. Unframed; height: 8 7/8 in x width: 16 1/4 in. Matted; height: 15 3/8 in x width: 22 1/8 in.
Some marks along the surface. Please contact us for a detailed condition report. Please note that the lack of a condition statement does not imply perfect condition. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any condition questions.