Edward Clark (American/Tennessee, 1912-2000), black and white photograph of a World War II army vehicle passing by L'Arc de Triomphe in Paris; signed and dated Edward Clark 1945 lower right and titled "Paris" lower left. Matted and framed under glass in a silver toned metal frame with white matte. Inscription en verso "Birthday gift from Ed Clark 4-'93." Image 16" x 14". Sight 17" x 15". Framed 24" x 21". Also included is a copy of the book "Ed Clark: Decades – A Photographic Retrospective 1930-1960" with text by Frank "Tico" Herrera, autographed and inscribed by Clark, plus approximately one dozen pieces of ephemera about the artist and his career, including news clippings and an invitation to the Memorial Tribute for Clark at the Tennessee State Museum on Feb. 12, 2000. Provenance: private collection of a Nashville artist and friend of Edward Clark. Biography: Born in Nashville, photographer Ed Clark began his career working for The Tennessean Newspaper. Life Magazine made him a stringer in 1936. His famous 1942 photo of Alvin York registering for the draft brought an official job offer, but he refused to leave Nashville as he felt it was a better place to raise his young sons. In 1945, he agreed to be temporarily assigned to the Paris offices to cover post-war Europe and the Nuremberg Trials, and shot a series of photos of that city, including this image. During his career working for Life and several other magazines, Clark captured images of racial discrimination, Hollywood celebrities, and several presidents. CONDITION: Photograph and frame both in very good condition with some slight waviness to photo. Wear and some small tears to dust jacket.
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