Edward Quigley1898-1977

Note
Woodmere Art Museum
Location
Philadelphia, PA

$12,000 to acquire three vintage photographs from the artist’s Light Abstraction series for the museum’s permanent collection, overseen by museum curator W. Douglass Paschall. A self-taught photographer, Quigley initially explored photography with a box camera. During the 1930s, he was one of the leading photographers in Philadelphia and the nation to experiment with shaping patterns of light through prisms and lenses and by doing so expanded the range of abstraction and photomontage.