WELCOME TO THE
 

ALINDER GALLERY

Better art.  Better Life.

 

Gualala, California, USA

Contact us by email alinders@mcn.org or by phone (707) 884-4884

 

     
     
 

Exclusively Fine Photography

 

Specialists in the Photographs of Ansel Adams

   
 
  James G. Alinder &
Mary Street Alinder

Address:
Alinder Gallery
in Seacliff Center
39140 S. Hwy One
P.O. Box 449
Gualala, CA 95445

Phone:
707-884-4884

We offer photographs as works of art.  As biographers of Ansel Adams we are in a unique position to offer our wealth of knowledge in assistance to any collector.

All prices are in U.S. dollars and while we strive to maintain accurate prices on this website, they are subject to change without notice.  Typically there is only one print available of any image and it is in excellent condition.  Please contact us to confirm availability, condition, and current price.

FAQ’S 

Who are the Alinders?

 Mary Street Alinder is an independent scholar specializing in the history of photography. She is the biographer of Ansel Adams and an authority on 20th century photography. From 1979 until his death in 1984 Alinder worked as the chief assistant to Ansel Adams. In 1985, she completed the New York Times best seller, Ansel Adams: An Autobiography, followed by a companion book of letters in 1988. After eight additional years of rigorous research, Alinder's Ansel Adams: A Biography was published in 1996 by Henry Holt & Co.  She has authored, co-authored and edited a number of other books and articles on fine art photography.  Mary has lectured on Adams all over the world.

 James Alinder received a Master of Fine Arts degree in photography from the University of New Mexico in 1968 and spent the next decade as a professor of art at the University of Nebraska. In 1977 at the request of Ansel Adams, he became the executive director of The Friends of Photography in Carmel, developed it into the nation's largest non-profit photography organization.  He has written or edited some forty books on creative photography.  In 1990 they opened the Alinder Gallery in Gualala that is devoted to fine art photography. 

As an artist, his photographs are in many museum permanent collections and he has twice received artist's fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts.

The Alinders have curated more than 100 exhibitions worldwide, including the 1987 Ansel Adams blockbuster at San Francisco’s de Young Museum and a 2002 Centennial Adams exhibit.

Visiting The Sea Ranch or Gualala?
We are a three hour drive north of San Francisco, on the Pacific Ocean.  We're located on in Seacliff center on Shoreline Highway One in downtown Gualala. Gallery hours are from 12 to 5 pm, or by appointment, closed Tuesday and Wednesday.

Preview of Artwork

Special arrangements can often be made for viewing of artwork prior to sale.

 Framing
The gallery provides framing at additional expense. We exclusively use OP-3 Museum quality ultraviolet filtering Plexiglas.  Please inquire at time of purchase about availability of frames.

Payment
Payment is due at time of sale.  We accept cash, checks and major credit cards.

California Taxes
There is a 7.375% sales tax for all purchases within the State of California.

Sales tax is not applicable to purchases billed and shipped to an out-of-state address.

Shipping
Artwork will be packaged professionally and shipped via the best means available, usually Federal Express, at the expense of the client. Your shipment will be insured by the gallery for its full value.  Report any damage immediately after receipt.

Authenticity and Satisfaction Guarantee
All purchases are guaranteed to be as described. All photographs are in excellent condition unless otherwise noted. We are happy to provide you with a Certificate of Authenticity.  If you are not satisfied with your purchase you may return the artwork within 7 days for a full refund. To return artwork, contact the gallery to make arrangements. Please retain original packaging in case artwork is to be returned. Artwork must be insured by you for full value when being returned.

 

email address

alinders@mcn.org

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Copyrights and other proprietary rights in the photographs and other material on this website may also subsist in individuals and entities other than and in addition to the Alinder Gallery.

The Alinder Gallery expressly prohibits the copying of any protected materials on this website, except for the purposes of fair use as defined in the copyright laws.

For the best price on an Ansel Adams

signed original fine photograph

 please email alinders@mcn.org or call 707-884-4884.

 
 

Ansel Adams
Frozen Lake and Cliffs

Precipice Lake, Kaweah Gap, Sequoia National Park
Negative 1932, gelatin-silver print made by the artist 1970s,
signed in pencil on lower right recto of mount
Carmel studio stamp on verso of mount

 9-5/8 x 12-3/8-inches print siz
e
and framed to 20 x 24 inches
Excellent Condition

"I made this photograph while on the annual Sierra Club outing in Sequoia National Park
one of the most spectacular regions of the Sierra....Many speak of this image as abstract,
but I was not conscious of any such definition a the time....For photographic composition
I think in terms of creating configurations out of chaos."

 

 

 

Ansel's Last Masterpiece

 

Ansel Adams
El Capitan, Winter, Sunrise

Yosemite Valley, California
Negative 1968, Gelatin-silver print made by the artist 1976
Signed in pencil of lower right recto by artist
20 x 16-inches
Mounted on 29 x 23-inch museum Board
Archivally matted and framed to 30 x 24 inches

Excellent condition
A
nsel’s last masterpiece!  “Arriving at the classic El Capitan viewpoint, I found the subject tremendously exciting.  The clouds were swift-moving.  There is no way to anticipate accurately the positions of  such wreathing vapors.”  He made a number of exposures in 4x5 both with sheet film and with Polaroid positive/negative materials.  “I visualized the opalescent glow of sun on the icy cliff, to stress this quality the shadowed surround of the forest must be rendered rather deep in value.”
The print itself must be seen to fully understand the exquisite beauty of this photograph

 


 

Ansel Adams

Moonrise
Hernandez, New Mexico

Negative made 1941, gelatin-silver print made by the artist 1970s, signed by the artist on right recto of  mount,

 artist's Carmel studio stamp on verso of mount, 15-1/4 x 19-1/2-inch print size,

dry mounted to 22 x 28-inch museum board, framed with ultraviolet filtering Plexiglas.

Excellent Condition 

 

Ansel Adams
Winter Sunrise, The Sierra Nevada
from Lone Pine, California

Negative made 1944, gelatin-silver print made by the artist c.1974, signed by the artist on right recto of  mount, artist's Carmel studio stamp on verso of mount, 14-1/2 x 19-3/8-inch print size, dry mounted to 22 x 28-inch museum board, framed with ultraviolet filtering Plexiglas.
Excellent Condition

 

Ansel's First Masterpiece

Ansel Adams
Monolith, The Face of Half Dome

Yosemite National Park

Negative made 1927, gelatin-silver print made by the artist c.1975,
signed by the artist on right recto of  mount, artist's Carmel 93921 studio stamp on verso of mount
19-1/4 x 14-inch print size, dry mounted to 28 x 22-inch museum board
framed with ultraviolet filtering Plexiglas, Excellent Condition

Many believe Monolith to be the single most important photograph in Ansel's life work.  It is with this image that he forever moved from being a good photographer to being an artist, for it is with Monolith that he discovered that a photograph could communicate all the drama and passion of his soul, that he need not be confined to photographing reality, but could skew the tonal values of a print in some cases literally turning day to night.

 

Mary and Jim with the real Ansel at Moonrise's 40th birthday party, 1981

 

 

 

Ansel Adams
Mirror Lake & Mount Watkins

Yosemite National Park, California
Negative 1935, Gelatin-silver print made later
Signed in ink of lower right recto by artist
7-1/2 x 9-3/8-inches print size
Mounted on 14 x 18-inch Strathmore Illustration Board
Archivally matted and framed to 16 x 20 inches
Excellent condition

 

Mary talks about Ansel and his photographs to a group at the Alinder Gallery.


 

Ansel Adams
Leaf

Glacier Bay National Monument, Alaska
Negative 1948, Gelatin-silver print made later by the artist
Signed in ink on lower right recto by artist
6-3/4 x 8-7/8-inches print
Mounted on 14 x 18-inch Strathmore Illustration Board
Archivally matted and framed 16 x 20 inches

Excellent condition

 

 

Ansel Adams
Mt. Williamson from Manzanar

 

 

The Owens Valley, Eastern Sierra, California,
negative 1945, gelatin-silver print made by the artist 1970s,
signed in pencil on lower right recto of mount, Carmel studio stamp on verso of mount,
15-1/2 x 18-1/2-inches print size, archivally framed to 24 x 30 inches
Excellent Condition


“It seldom rains in the Owens Valley,
but when it does the huge clouds and curtains of rain over the mountain summits are spectacular.
When the clouds and storms appear the skies and the cloud-shadows on the mountain bring everything to life,
shapes and planes appear that were hitherto unseen..." 
By photographing from the vantage point of the platform on the roof of his Pontiac,
Ansel was able to focus his 8x10 view camera on the vast field of boulders
that extends to its base as well as the 14,376 foot-high mountain.
His photograph of Mt. Williamson is ripe with the mystical and holy presence that
Ansel believed permeated the area surrounding Manzanar

 

Ansel Adams
Sunrise, Mt. Tom
negative c. 1948, 16x20 gelatin-silver print 1976
Signed in pencil by the artist
Archivally matted and framed to 24 x 30 inches
Excellent Condition

 

 

Ansel Adams
Cemetery Statue and Oil Derricks
Negative 1939, gelatin silver print 1976
16x20 inch print mounted to 23x29 inches
matted and framed with archival materials to 24x30 inches
Excellent Condition

 

Ansel Adams
Fresh Snow
Yosemite Valley, California
Negative made c.1947, gelatin-silver print made by the artist 1974,
signed by the artist on right recto of  mount, artist's hand stamp on verso of mount
15-1/4 x 19-inch print size, dry mounted to 23 x 29-inch museum board, framed with ultraviolet filtering Plexiglas,
Excellent Condition

The delicate layer of new snow outlines the branches in this nearly abstract composition.

 

 

 

Ansel Adams
Clearing Storm, Sonoma County Hills
Northern California
Negative 1951, gelatin-silver print1963
8-3/4 x 11-1/2-inch print size, dry mounted to 16 x 20-inch museum board, framed
signed by the artist on right recto of  mount, artist's hand stamp on verso of mount
Excellent condition

 

Ansel Adams
Alders, Prairie Creek Beach
Northern California
Negative c. 1949,
15-3/8 x 19-1/4 inch gelatin-silver print made by the artist 1974
signed by the artist on right recto of  mount, artist's hand stamp on verso of mount
Excellent conditi
on

 

Ansel Adams
White Post and Spandrel
Columbia, California
Negative 1953, 19-1/4 x 14 inch gelatin-silver print made by the artist 1974
signed by the artist on right recto of  mount, artist's hand stamp on verso of mount
Excellent condition

An architectural detail with exceptional tonal range

 

 

 

Ansel Adams
Graduation Dress

Yosemite Valley
Negative 1948, 19-3/8 x 15-1/8 inch gelatin-silver print made by the artist, 1974
signed by the artist on right recto of  mount, artist's hand stamp on verso of mount
Excellent condition

 

 

 

Ansel Adams
Dunes

Oceano, California
Hasselblad negative 1963, Vintage gelatin-silver print made by the artist 1963
Signed in ink of lower right recto by artist
7-1/4 x 7-11/16-inches print size
Mounted on 18 x 14-inch Strathmore Illustration Board
Archivally matted and framed 16 x 20 inches

Excellent condition

 

 

 

Ansel Adams
Yosemite Falls

Yosemite National Park, California
Negative c. 1948, Gelatin-silver print made later
Signed in ink of lower right recto by artist
7-1/2 x 9-3/8-inches print size
Mounted on 14 x 18-inch Strathmore Illustration Board
Archivally matted and framed to 16 x 20 inches
Excellent condition

 

Ansel Adams
Siesta Lake

Yosemite National Park, California
Negative c. 1958, Gelatin-silver print made later by the artist
Signed in ink of lower right recto by artist
7-1/2 x 9-3/8-inches print size
Mounted on 14 x 18-inch Strathmore Illustration Board
Archivally matted and framed to 16 x 20 inches
Excellent condition

 

ANSEL ADAMS: A BIOGRAPHY
BY MARY STREET ALINDER

3 AUTOGRAPHED COPIES LEFT!  ALMOST SOLD OUT! 
We have recently discovered a few copies of Mary's biography of Ansel that has been
OUT-OF-PRINT for a decade.  It is available AUTOGRAPHED for $50.  Call or email
to reserve a new fresh copy for your collection.
 

A sampling of reviews:
“ennobling, moving book”   Houston Chronicle
“a loving, minutely researched portrait”     Los Angeles Times
“deeply felt”     Publishers Weekly (starred review)
 “very important, very readable”     The Press Democrat (Santa Rosa)
“superb biography…richly detailed portrait of the complex, legendary figure that was Ansel Adams”   View Camera

 


 

Ansel Adams
Teklanika River

Denali National Park, Alaska
Negative 1947, Gelatin-silver print made later by the artist
Signed in ink on lower right recto by artist
9 x 11-7/16-inches print size
Mounted on 14 x 18-inch Strathmore Illustration Board
Archivally matted and framed to16 x 20 inches
Excellent condition

 

 

Ansel Adams
Sequoia Roots

Mariposa Grove, Yosemite National Park California
Negative c. 1950, Gelatin-silver print made later by the artist
Signed in ink of lower right recto by artist
9-1/2 x 7-1/2-inches print size
Mounted on 18 x 14-inch Strathmore Illustration Board
Archivally matted and framed to 16 x 20 inches

Excellent condition

 

 

Ansel Adams
Cathedral Peak and Lake

Yosemite National Park, California
Negative c. 1960, Vintage gelatin-silver print made by the artist 1963
Signed in ink of lower right recto by artist
7 x 9-1/4-inches print size
Mounted on 14 x 18-inch Strathmore Illustration Board
Archivally matted and framed to 16 x 20 inches
Excellent condition

 

 

Ansel Adams
Castle Rock

Summit Road above Saratoga, California
Negative 1963, Vintage gelatin-silver print made by the artist 1963
Signed in ink of lower right recto by artist
9-1/2 x 7-inches print size
Mounted on 18 x 14-inch Strathmore Illustration Board
Archivally matted and framed to 16 x 20 inches
Excellent condition

 

 

Ansel Adams
Oak Tree, Snowstorm

Yosemite National Park, California

negative 1948, 8x10 inch gelatin-silver special edition print c.1969
signed by the artist on right recto of  mount,
framed to 16 x 20 inches with ultraviolet filtering Plexiglas
Excellent condition

 

 

 

Ansel Adams
Valley View
     Yosemite National Park, California
     Negative c.1935, signed 8x10 inch gelatin-silver special edition print
Framed to 16 x 20 inches with ultraviolet filtering Plexiglas,  excellent condition

 

 

 

Ansel Adams
El Capitan, Winter

   Yosemite National Park, California
     Negative 1948, signed 8x10 inch gelatin-silver special edition print c.1969
framed to 16 x 20 inches with ultraviolet filtering Plexiglas,  excellent condition

 

Ansel Adams
Tenaya Lake and Mount Conness

Yosemite National Park, California
negative c. 1946, print c. 1969
8 x 10 inch gelatin-silver special edition print,
signed by the artist on right recto of  mount
framed to 16 x 20 inches with ultraviolet filtering Plexiglas
excellent condition

Ansel Adams
Moon & Half Dome
Yosemite National Park, California
negative 1960, print c. 1969
8 x 10 inch gelatin-silver special edition print,
signed by the artist on right recto of mount
matted and framed to 16 x 20 inches with archival materials
and museum grade ultraviolet filtering Plexiglas
Excellent condition

 

 

 

Ansel Adams
Upper Yosemite Falls, Spring

Yosemite National Park, California
negative c. 1946, print c. 1969
8 x 10 inch gelatin-silver special edition print,
signed by the artist on right recto of mount
matted and framed to 16 x 20 inches with archival materials
and museum grade ultraviolet filtering Plexiglas
Excellent condition

 

Ansel Adams
Ferns on the Valley Floor

Yosemite National Park, California
negative 1948, print c. 1969
8 x 10 inch gelatin-silver special edition print,
signed by the artist on right recto of mount
matted and framed to 16 x 20 inches with archival materials
and museum grade ultraviolet filtering Plexiglas
Excellent condition

 

 

Ansel Adams
Aspens (vertical)

Northern New Mexico
negative 1958, limited edition litho made 1982
signed by the artist on left recto of  mount
print from the edition limited to 350 prints
16 x 20-inch image size mounted to hand made rag paper sheet
framed to 24 x 30 inches, excellent condition

 

Please call (707) 884-4884 or email to alinders@mcn.org for additional Adams inventory

The Gallery inventory also includes photographs by Ruth Bernhard, Paul Strand, Don Worth,
Brett Weston, Wright Morris, Francis Frith, Galen Rowell and others.

 A Small Sampling of Photographs by Jim Alinder (also visit www.jimalinder.com for more)

 

Jim Alinder
Ansel & Half Dome, 1982
13-1/2"x10-1/2" Pigmented Giclee print 2000
 

 

Ansel Adams, 1984

 

 

Ansel with a straight and a fine print of Moonrise, 1981

 

 

 

 

 

 

Conforming Cloud, Monument Valley

Before Photoshop!

 

Stengel Beach, The Sea Ranch

 

 

 

 

Tomatoes in Blue Bowl, 1998
From the Series Markets of Provence

 

Goat Cheese, 2004
From the Series Markets of Provence

 

 

 

 

     

Imogen Cunningham, 1967

From the Series Art of the Automobile

 

 

Mother & Child, Somalia, 1965

Z & Me, 1973