John Humble.  From Lifeguard Station 26, #4 (1998)
John Humble
From Lifeguard Station 26, #4, 1998


Since Jan Kesner Gallery opened its door to the public in 1987, when photography galleries in Los Angeles were rare, it has been fundamental to the evolution of fine-art photography. The Gallery continues not only to focus on twentieth-century, contemporary and emerging artists but also to explore the relationships between them; the Gallery is also committed to exhibit the work of emerging as well as mid-career artists in California. It represents the following internationally-renowned contemporary photographers - Nancy Burson, Larry Fink, Michael Lardizabal, Byung-Hun Min, Richard Misrach, Ruben Ortiz Torres, Arne Svenson and Frank van der Salm - as well as the estates of the following twentieth-century master photographers: Max Yavno, Imogen Cunningham, and Ruth Orkin. By exhibiting the cutting edge as well as the classics, the Gallery has established itself as a forum for discussion and venue for development within the art field. The Gallery staff takes its educational mission seriously and is proud that Jan Kesner Gallery is now considered vital to the photographic arts of the West Coast. We appreciate and honor the contributions of every patron and visitor who, with their discriminating taste and discerning eye, gives life to the photographic images on the walls.

The Gallery closely works with its clients and provides private consultation to its patrons with regard to acquisition, presentation, and storage of artworks; it routinely provides search services for specific works and conducts appraisals for collection valuations. The Gallery's primary goal is to produce museum-quality exhibitions of distinguished work with the intention of educating its clients and visitors so that they may form knowledgeable opinions and make intelligent decisions when looking at and acquiring photography.

Jan Kesner Profile

Since Jan Kesner made her first photographic image at the age of twelve, she has continued to devote her life not only to learn about the creative and technical processes of photography but also to share her knowledge and passion for the history of photography with the public. Before moving to Los Angeles, Jan received both her Bachelors and Masters in Fine Art Photography and Experimental Film at the Art Institute of Chicago.

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