Making art in black and white pictures

I came upon these great photos taken by Wallace Kirkland for Life magazine on the blog of  MissMoss.

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The photo essay shows scenes from a summer art school in 1948.

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Do you know  that the school in question still exists!

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OxBow is situated in the Saugatuck area of Michigan, and was established over a century ago.

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“Founded by Frederick Fursman and Walter Marshall Clute, artists from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago …

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… Ox-Bow was to serve as a respite for artists from the industrializing havoc of Chicago …

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… Today, Ox-Bow’s longevity is due to the strength of this mission and the artists who have held true to it.”

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Via

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Life magazine