Collection: Arthur F. Kales

Arthur F. Kales (1882-1936), was a prolific Arizona-born pictorialist photographer working mostly in California during the 1920s. Pictorialist photographers believed that photographs were more related to the formal elements of pictorial art such as drawing and painting than merely a functional way of portraying a subject. Pictorialists such as Kales relinquished the sharp accuracy of a typical photographic image and preferred using soft-focus and other photographic techniques to produce a more painterly image. Arthur F. Kales prints are now in the shop.