The Curtis Gallery is pleased to welcome you to our Edward S. Curtis ‘Collector’s Exhibition’, a presentation of Curtis’ photogravure plates, representing the images of tribes visited by Curtis during his preparations for his master work – The North American Indian – The Vanishing Race.
These one-of-a-kind, historical and unique copper plates represent the photogravure technology that preceded film, and, because of these various attributes, have become important collectible choices. Such is illustrated by a Curtis photogravure plate auction by Sotheby’s in September 2014.
The Curtis Gallery will be featuring these photogravure plates from October 2019 thru June 2020, and during those months more than 100 tribes will be presented. A small selection of vintage prints will also be available.