Maynard Owen Williams
Girls in Summer Attire Hold Cup, Ribbons, and Awards They've Won, Tidal Basin, Bathing Beach, Washington, D.C., 1923    
Vintage gelatin silver mounted on board, printed ca. 1923
4 7/8 x 6 5/8 inches

Jean-Leon Huens
Sir Frances Drake, Unmanned British Ships with Flammables Explode Among Spanish Ships, 1500s, ca. 1974    
Gouache on paper
7 x 14 inches


 

W. Langdon Kihn
One Bull, 95 Year-Old Sioux Chief, 1941    
Oil on canvas
36 x 26 inches

Louis Agassiz Fuertes
Hooded Falcons Perch on a Cadge Before a Hunt, ca. 1920    
Vintage gelatin silver, printed ca. 1920
6 3/8 x 9 inches

Else Bostelmann
A Tailless Eel Worms Deep in the Atlantic, ca. 1934    
Gouache on paper
14 x 11 ¼ inches

Tom Lovell
Referee Watches Greek Wrestlers in Ancient Olympic Games, ca. 1963    
Oil on board
14 1/2 x 25 ½ inches

Else Bostelmann
A Saber-Toothed Viperfish Attacking Young Ocean Sunfish, ca. 1934    
Gouache on paper
14 x 11 inches

Roy Anderson
Tyrannosaurus Rex, ca. 1978    
Gouache on paper
20 ½ x 19 ½ inches 

Roland Reed
Native Americans Paying Tribute, Montana, ca. 1907    
Vintage gelatin silver mounted on board, printed ca. 1907
10 1/2 x 13 ½ inches

Louis Agassiz Fuertes
Wings of a Falcon (Top) and a Goshawk Hawk (Lower), ca. 1920    
ink on paper, mounted
8 1/4 x 7 ½ inches

Davis  Meltzer
Lunar Excursion Module Prepares to Dock with its Mothership, ca. 1966    
Gouache on paper
11 ¼ x 11 ¾ inches 

Thornton Oakley
Liquid Steel Pours From an Electric Furnace, ca. 1945   
Charcoal and gouache on board
40 x 28 ½ inches

Ned M.  Seidler
Freshwater Pond Life, ca. 1970   
Gouache and watercolor on paper
12 ½ x 28 ½ inches 

Vittorio Sella
A Cascade of Weathered Ice Spills From the 14 Square Mile Glacier, Karagour Glacier, Caucasus Mountains, Russia, 1890    
Likely vintage, gelatin silver, mounted on board, printed prior to 1917
11 1/4 x 15 inches

Charles Bittinger
Eclipse of the Sun by the Earth, ca. 1939    
Gouache on paper
19 x 29 inches

PRESS RELEASE

National Geographic: The Past and Future Present
Exhibition: January 10 – February 16, 2013
Opening Reception: January 10th, 6-8 PM

Steven Kasher Gallery is proud to present the exhibition National Geographic: The Past and Future Present. It is the gallery’s fifth show of works from the National Geographic archives, but our first that presents vintage illustrations side by side with vintage photographs. The one hundred works presented span the entire 20th century. Photographers will include Herbert Ponting, Baron von Gloeden, Maynard Owen Williams, and Hiram Bingham. Illustrators will include Thornton Oakley, Louis Agassi Fuertes, and Tom Lovell. The exhibition will encompass works that represent National Geographic’s rich history in the fields of geography, archaeology, exploration, science, wildlife and world cultures.

Themes explored include Past Civilizations, the Age of the Dinosaur, Space Travel, Native American Cultures, American Industry, the Sea, and Flora and Fauna. National Geographic: The Past and Future Present juxtaposes photographic images taken from life, botanical studies drawn from live specimens, and depictions of the past and the future, imagined but unseen. These juxtapositions will highlight changing visions of natural and human history as they have evolved over the twelve decades of the Society’s image making.

"This exhibition represents the continuation of a four-year partnership with the Steven Kasher Gallery to put our commissioned work in the public eye. The inclusion of illustrations in this exhibition demonstrates the overall range of our archive, which spans vintage and contemporary photography, as well as drawings, paintings and other illustrations from the late 1800s to the present day.” Maura Mulvihill, Senior Vice President for National Geographic Society and Director of the National Geographic Image Collection

The National Geographic Society is one of the world’s largest nonprofit scientific and educational organizations. Founded in 1888 to “increase and diffuse geographic knowledge,” the Society’s mission is to inspire people to care about the planet. It reaches more than 400 million people worldwide each month through its official journal, National Geographic, and other magazines; National Geographic Channel; television documentaries; music; radio; films; books; DVDs; maps; exhibitions; live events; school publishing programs; interactive media; and merchandise. National Geographic has funded more than 10,000 scientific research, conservation and exploration projects and supports an education program promoting geographic literacy. For more information, visit www.nationalgeographic.com.

National Geographic: The Past and Future Present will be on view January 10th through February 16th, 2013. Steven Kasher Gallery is located at 521 W. 23rd St., New York, NY 10011. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11 AM to 6 PM. For more information or press requests please contact Christiona Owen at 212 966 3978 or christiona@stevenkasher.com.