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Teske, Edmund (1911-1996)    
 
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From then on, Lawrence Bump, his longtime assistant, and Nils Vidstrand, a former photographic model and student, became his full-time caretakers.

"Nils is a dominant element in my work," Teske said in an interview. "He's like Apollo beautiful. Part of my mission is to bring forward the beauty and the wonder of all things, particularly the male, because in our time and place, and for the past hundred or more years, the beauty of the male has been put down."

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Tragedy struck again for Teske, on January 17, 1994, when he was nearly killed by the powerful Northridge earthquake. Although his residence and studio space collapsed, covering him with debris, he survived.

Teske continued to take photographs until his death on November 22, 1996, of a heart attack.

During his last few years, he enthusiastically worked on a book project to be called "Emanations," a six-volume collection of his life's work. The unfinished book is now part of the Edmund Teske Collection at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles.

Teske exhibited extensively in his lifetime, including at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Art Institute of Chicago; Pasadena Art Museum; and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

A monograph on Teske's work, Images from Within, was published in 1980. In 1993, the J. Paul Getty Museum featured his work in the solo exhibition Being and Becoming: Photographs by Edmund Teske, and in 2004, the Getty presented a major retrospective of his work, Spirit into Matter: The Photographs of Edmund Teske.

The art critic A.D. Coleman has observed that, "Suffused with lyric mysticism, the photography of Edmund Teske is directed toward a spiritual investigation of the photographer's own psyche. Dream, memory, sexuality and nature are among the primary components."

Craig Kaczorowski

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    Bibliography
   

Cox, Julian. "Edmund Teske: Intimate Visions." Spirit into Matter: The Photographs of Edmund Teske. Julian Cox, ed. Los Angeles: The J. Paul Getty Museum, 2004.

Friedland, Roger, and Harold Zellman. The Fellowship: The Untold Story of Frank Lloyd Wright and the Taliesin Fellowship. New York: Regan Books, 2006. 430-447.

Hines, Thomas S. "Photography, Architecture, and the Coming of Oneself: Edmund Teske and Frank Lloyd Wright." Looking for Los Angeles: Architecture, Film, Photography and the Urban Landscape. Charles G. Salas and Michael S. Roth, eds. Los Angeles: Getty Research Institute, 2001. 211-246.

Isenberg, Barbara. "On the Outside Looking In." Los Angeles Times (June 6, 1993): http://articles.latimes.com/1993-06-06/entertainment/ca-164_1_edmund-teske-teske-s-photographs-photographer-s-work

Naef, Weston. "Remembering Edmund Teske, a Poet-Pioneer of Photography." Los Angeles Times (December 2, 1996): http://articles.latimes.com/1996-12-02/entertainment/ca-5036_1_edmund-teske

 

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    Author: Kaczorowski, Craig  
    Entry Title: Teske, Edmund  
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Transgender, and Queer Culture
 
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