Gertrude Southworth: Bolinas 1890s-1930s
August 18 - September 16, 2012
Curated by Lucy Van Sands Seeburg
Gertrude Southworth (1862-1946) would be delighted to know that her work was rediscovered in the 21st Century. From the late 1890s through the 1930s, she used her Kodak camera to capture life in Bolinas, from beach picnics to shipwrecks. Today, her images are both fine photography and invaluable windows onto history. Through her innate artistic eye we see the changing times of dress and styles, horse drawn carriages, early car travel, earthquake drama, schooners, landscapes and wonderful scenes from daily life.
Since 2006, Director Vandy Seeburg and photographer Rick Chapman have developed a series of Southworth photographic prints for sale. The dramatic large format prints of Gertrude Southworth’s photos are remarkable for their crisp images, her gifted eye for composition, and capturing the rich details of a moment in life.