Chard (Chinese Cabbage)
Edward Weston (American, 1886-1958)
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Weston was one of the twentieth century's most influential photographers. Talented and ambitious, Weston quickly established a reputation of national prominence. Inspired by the "straight" photographic methods of photographers such as Paul Strand and Alfred Stieglitz, Weston worked in a manner that he believed "truthfully represented natural objects [without] trick, device or subterfuge." Weston is best known for his landscape photographs, his nudes, and a highly original series of close-up, organic forms such as shells, eggplants, and cabbages.


  • Artist Name: Edward Weston (American, 1886-1958)
  • Title: Chard (Chinese Cabbage)
  • Date: 1927
  • Medium: Gelatin silver print
  • Dimensions: Image: 9-1/2 x 7-1/2 in. (24.1 x 19.1 cm)
  • Credit Line: Norton Simon Museum, The Blue Four Galka Scheyer Collection
  • Accession Number: PH.1953.609f
  • Copyright: © 2023 Center for Creative Photography, Arizona Board of Regents / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Object Information

Edward Weston Photography

  • Norton Simon Museum, 1986-10-30 to 1987-04-05

A Precise Vision: Photography from the Galka Scheyer Collection

  • Norton Simon Museum, 1994-09-22 to 1996-04-28

Edward Weston: Still Life Photographs

  • Norton Simon Museum, 1991-10-03 to 1992-05-17

All Consuming: Art and the Essence of Food

  • Norton Simon Museum, 2023-04-14 to 2023-08-14

From Europe to California: Galka Scheyer and the Avant-Garde

  • Norton Simon Museum, 2003-05-16 to 2003-10-13
  • The Blue Four Galka Scheyer Collection, Norton Simon Museum of Art at Pasadena, 1976, no. 451
  • Conger, Amy, Edward Weston: Photographs from the Collection of the Center for Creative Photography, 1992, fig. 546/1927
  • Barnett, Vivian Endicott, The Blue Four Collection at the Norton Simon Museum, 2002, no. 494 p. 478
  • Gloria Williams, The Collectible Moment: Catalogue of Photographs in the Norton Simon Museum, 2006, cat. 428 p. 270

Additional Artwork by Artist

California Vineyard Edward Weston 1933
Dunes, Oceano Edward Weston 1936
Dunes, Oceano Edward Weston 1936

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