Mercedes with Driftwood

Herbert Matter :: Set of prints from series of Mercedes Matter nudes; Provincetown, ca. 1940. | src Stanford University Libraries
Herbert Matter :: Set of prints from series of Mercedes Matter nudes; Provincetown, ca. 1940. | src Stanford University Libraries
Herbert Matter :: Set of prints from series of Mercedes Matter nudes; Provincetown, ca. 1940. | src Stanford University Libraries

Mercedes Matter with fishnet

Herbert Matter :: Set of prints from series of Mercedes Matter nudes; Provincetown, ca. 1940. | src Stanford University Libraries
Herbert Matter :: Set of prints from series of Mercedes Matter nudes; Provincetown, ca. 1940. | src Stanford University Libraries
Herbert Matter :: Set of prints from series of Mercedes Matter nudes; Provincetown, ca. 1940. | src Stanford University Libraries
Herbert Matter :: Set of prints from series of Mercedes Matter nudes; Provincetown, ca. 1940. | src Stanford University Libraries

Mercedes Matter nudes, ca. 1940

Herbert Matter :: [Detail] Set of prints from series of Mercedes Matter nudes; Provincetown, ca. 1940. | src Stanford University Libraries
Herbert Matter :: Set of prints from series of Mercedes Matter nudes; Provincetown, ca. 1940. | src Stanford University Libraries
Herbert Matter :: Set of prints from series of Mercedes Matter nudes; Provincetown, ca. 1940. | src Stanford University Libraries

Mercedes with driftwood, ca. 1940

Herbert Matter (1907-1984) :: Mercedes with driftwood; frontal view, Provincetown, ca. 1940. | src Stanford University Libraries
Herbert Matter (1907-1984) :: Mercedes with driftwood; head and hand only, Provincetown, ca. 1940. | src Stanford University Libraries
Herbert Matter (1907-1984) :: Mercedes with driftwood; head and showing one breast, Provincetown, ca. 1940. | src Stanford University Libraries

Nudes (Mercedes Matter), 1940s

Herbert Matter :: Nude (Mercedes Matter), Provincetown, ca. 1946 | src H. Matter website
Herbert Matter :: Mercedes Matter, ca. 1940 | src H. Matter website
Herbert Matter :: Mercedes Matter, ca. 1940 | src H. Matter website

Mercedes with driftwood, ca. 1940

Herbert Matter :: Mercedes with driftwood; shadows from upper thigh; Provincetown, ca. 1940. | src Stanford University Libraries
Herbert Matter :: Mercedes with driftwood, arm overhead, Provincetown, ca. 1940. | src Stanford University Libraries
Herbert Matter (1907-1984) :: Mercedes with driftwood; frontal view, Provincetown, ca. 1940. | src Stanford University Libraries

Nude by Yoshiyuki Iwase, 1955

Yoshiyuki Iwase (1904-2001) :: Sans titre [femme recroquevillée (curled up woman)], 1955. Épreuve argentique d’époque. Tampon du photographe à l’encre rouge au verso. | src Ader

Sun Bath, 1940

Forman Hanna :: Sun Bath, 1940. Halftone print from Photograms of the Year 1940, the annual publication of pictorial photography. | src eBay
Forman Hanna :: “Sun Bath”, 1940. Halftone print from Photograms of the Year 1940, the annual publication of pictorial photography. Plate XL, full page. | src eBay

The Shadow of the Sand, 1935

Forman Hanna :: Nude study titled ‘The Shadow of the Sand’, 1935. The Amateur Photographer & Cinematographer. | src eBay
Forman Hanna was internationally known for his pictorial-style photography. His photographs were exhibited nationally and internationally including exhibits in New York, Washington D.C., London, Glasgow and Paris. Raised in a small Texas town, Hanna had his first encounters with photography and most of his art training through camera-club magazines. Emulating the Pictorialist style, he used his western surroundings as subject matter.
While working as a pharmacist in Globe, Arizona, Hanna made frequent trips to nearby canyons and Pueblo villages to photograph what the believed was a lost way of life. Recognized for his Arizona landscapes, he often exhibited in the juried shows of camera clubs.  Hanna’s choice of subject matter reflected his lifelong residence in Arizona. He frequently turned his camera on the Native Americans of the Southwest, idealizing the lifestyle of the Apache, Navajo, and Hopi tribes. He was also accomplished at picturing female nudes, which he classically posed in the area’s natural surrounding [quoted from source]

Nude by Forman Hanna

Forman Hanna, pictorial photographer of the Southwest. Northland Press; First Edition (January 1st, 1985) | src Prabooks