Drawing America Presents a conversation on the relationship between drawing and photography with Hans P. Kraus Jr., of Hans P. Kraus Jr. Fine Photographs, Malcolm Daniel, the Gus and Lyndall Wortham Curator of Photography at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and moderated by Allison Wucher, Director of Master Drawings New York. The talk will include a presentation on the early photographs and drawings by the pioneers of photography in Kraus’s current gallery exhibition, Drawing: The Muse of Photography. It will explore the techniques and innovations of early photographic artists, as well as how these new technologies were received by their contemporaries. Following the presentation, the panel will discuss the continued exchange and intersection between photography and drawing from the time William Henry Fox Talbot published The Pencil of Nature (1844-46) up to today.
Hans P. Kraus, Jr., Hans P. Kraus Jr. Fine Photographs
Hans P. Kraus, Jr. has been established in New York since 1984 as a dealer in nineteenth and early twentieth-century photographs. He has curated exhibitions of early masters such as William Henry Fox Talbot, Julia Margaret Cameron, Roger Fenton, J.B. Greene, Charles Nègre, Gustave Le Gray, and John Ruskin. Kraus is a member of the ADAA, PADA, and AIPAD.
Malcolm Daniel, Gus and Lyndall Wortham Curator of Photography, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Malcolm Daniel joined The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, in December 2013 after 23 years at the Metropolitan Museum, including 9 years as head of its Department of Photographs. He received his B.A. in Art History and Studio Art from Trinity College, Hartford, and his Masters and Doctorate in art history from Princeton University. Although his exhibitions and publications have concentrated on the first 75 years of the medium, at the MFAH Daniel oversees acquisitions and exhibitions spanning the full history of photography from its birth to the present day.