Colma to Cover Stick, 1997
silver gelatin print
10 x 8 inches on 14 x 11 inch paper
Signed Edition of 30
(United States Born)
Much of Barbara Crane's work is involved with chance, time, and the visual idiosyncrasies in nature. Born in Chicago, Crane studied at Mills College in California, completed her BA in Art History at New York University, and later received her MS from the Institute of Design at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago. An instructor since 1694, Crane started teaching at The School of The Art Institute of Chicago, from which she retired as professor emeritus in 1993. Her visual investigations of form, nature, and time reflect, yet expand, the Modernist tradition in which she was trained. A visiting artist and lecturer at professional art schools, universities, and workshops throughout the world, Crane has also exhibited her work internationally, at venues including The International Museum of Photography and Film, George Eastman House, Rochester, New York; The Prague House of Photography; Galerie Suzel Berna, Paris; and the National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto. Her work is in the collection of The Art Institute of Chicago; the Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, Tucson; and The Museum of Modern Art, New York, among numerous other public, private, and corporate collections.