Ansel Adams Gallery

(Art) is both the taking and giving of beauty; the turning out to the light the inner folds of the awareness of the spirit. It is the recreation on another plane of the realities of the world; the tragic and wonderful realities of earth and men, and of all the inter-relations of these.



--Ansel Adams in a letter to Cedric Wright

Born in 1902 in San Francisco, Ansel Adams served as one of the first photographers to capture the spirit of the American west on film. His portfolios include an extensive study of the small and grand details of Yosemite National Park, the Big Sur Coast, the Sierra Nevada, the American Southwest and America's National Parks.His work also includes portraiture, architectural studies, and commercial illustration. The diversity, evolution in style, and the historical context of his work makes Ansel Adams one of the most prolific and historically significant photographers of our time.

Ansel Adams died in April 1984. His wife, Virginia, passed away in January 2000. Michael and Jeanne Adams continue to own and operate The Ansel Adams Gallery as a family owned business