Image: William Mortensen “Mary Magdalene The Sinner” 1927 from The King of Kings book commissioned by Cecil B DeMille at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston William Mortensen at 125 – a multi-venue celebration of the 125th birthday of on America’s – and history’s – greatest visionary photographic artist. William Mortensen (January 27, 1897 – August 12, 1965) was an American photographic artist, who first gained acclaim for his Hollywood portraits in the 1920s in the Pictorialist style and later for viscerally manipulated photography, often touching on themes of the occult. Venues paying tribute: Heritage Museum of Orange County, Santa Ana CA, […]
MORTENSEN ON MONSTER BRAINS MONSTER BRAINS has posted a fine selection of images by William Mortensen, along with a brief biography and links to resources provided by Mortensen collector and expert Stephen Romano. As always, the artistry of Mortensen’s striking hand-crafted prints examining dark aspects of history and beliefs will intrigue and inspire. Tour this gallery and feast your eyes!