Watkins & Allen

Albert Arthur Allen was an influential photographer of nudes in the 1920s. His work was more direct and intimate than his San Francisco peers Edward Weston and Imogene Cunningham, and therefore appealed to a smaller group of collectors in boudoir photography.

WR Watkins was among this group — several Allen prints from Watkins’ estate have sold recently on Ebay. We think this superb 1930s watercolor by WR Watkins was influenced by this Albert Arthur Allen pose from his personal collection.

WR Watkins curled nude 1930sAlbert Arthur Allen curled nude 1920s

Posted Sunday, May 10th, 2009 under WR Watkins, history, influences, photography.

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