Arthur bathing in Ansel's Sink after riding down from Glacier Point, 1974. 

Photo: Bob Kolbrener

Arthur Bacon has exhibited in the United States and abroad. His photographs are in the permanent collections of various museums and galleries. Arthur worked as an assistant at several of Ansel Adams' Yosemite workshops in the 70's meeting many legendary figures such as Brassai, Ruth Bernhard and Brett Weston. Later, he spent three years in Florida working with Jerry Uelsmann and Evon Streetman. In addition to his photography, he has directed a documentary film about his father, the composer Ernst Bacon for public TV and was the cinematographer for a feature length movie Avalon
His photography lately shows a new aesthetic vision that is untethered to any tradition  and freely encompasses his artistic, social, and political concerns.
Arthur currently lives and works in Seattle, WA.
Arthur Bacon playing pool on the US-Mexico Border

Playing pool at a bar on the U.S.-Mexican border

EDUCATION

M.F.A. Photography, 1980, The University of Florida.
M.A, B.A. History, 1970, Denver University.

EXHIBITIONS

Punch Gallery, Seattle, Washington, 2013
Randall Library, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, 2012
Rio Gallery, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2010 & 2011
Chapman Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2011
Numen Art Gallery, Benevento, Italy, 2009
Gallery 070, Vashon, Washington, 2005.
Nexus Gallery, Berkeley, California, 2004. 
The Bonafont Gallery, San Francisco, California, 1999, 2003.
Lake Placid Center for the Arts, Lake Placid, New York, 1998.
Centro Cultural, Granada, Nicaragua, 1997, 1999.
Park Avenue Arcade Gallery, New York City, New York, 1996.
Walnut Creek Art Center, Walnut Creek, California, 1995.
Tres Mundos Gallery, Managua, Nicaragua, 1995.
Solano College Gallery, Suisun, California, 1995.
Hunterdon Art Center Gallery, Clinton, New Jersey, 1994.
University of Lerida Art Museum, Lerida, Spain, 1994.
Arkansas State Art Museum, 1990.
Vision Gallery, San Francisco, California, 1989.
Kohl Mansion Gallery, Woodside, California, 1988.
Evanston Art Center, Evanston, Illinois, 1984.
Florida State Capitol Gallery, Tallahassee, Florida, 1981.
Daytona Beach Community College, Daytona Beach, Florida, 1981.
Gainesville Cultural Center, Gainesville, Florida, 1978, 1979, 1980.
University of Florida Gallery, Gainesville, Florida, 1980.
Grinter Gallery, Gainesville, Florida, 1978.
Utah State Art Museum, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1976.
The Silver Image, Seattle, Washington, 1974-75.
Friends of Photography Gallery, Carmel, California, 1975.
The Shadow Gallery, Portland, Oregon, 1974.
Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, Washington, 1971, 72, 73.
Hunter Gallery, Chattanooga, Tennessee, 1973.

COLLECTIONS

St. Louis Art Museum; Tacoma Art Museum; Utah State Art Museum; Hunter Gallery, Tennessee; University of Florida Art Museum; Clarence Kennedy Gallery, Massachusetts; University of Arizona Museum; Library of the Performing Arts, California; Arkansas Art Museum; Lerida University Art Museum, Spain.

PUBLICATIONS

Writing and photographs in: American Photographer, Peterson's Photographic, Photography, The Image Continuum, Northwest Arts, The Christian Science Monitor, Lover of the Image.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE (Photography)

Deep Springs College, Deep Springs, California, 2002.
Centro Cultural, Granada, Nicaragua, 1999.
Saint Rose College, Albany, New York, 1996-1997.
University of Mobile, San Marcos, Nicaragua, 1996.
University of Lerida, Lerida, Spain, 1994.
The Academy of Art College, San Francisco, California, 1991-1993.
Solano Community College, Suisun, California, 1989-1993.
University of California at Berkeley Extension, Berkeley, California 1990
Athenian School, Danville, California, 1988-90.
Western State College, Gunnison, Colorado, 1982-1984.
The Victor School, Victor, Colorado, 1982-1984.
The Penland School of Arts and Crafts, Penland, North Carolina, 1980.
The Ansel Adams Workshops, Yosemite, California, 1973-1976.
Charles Wright Academy, Tacoma, Washington, 1971-1978.

ASSOCIATED PHOTOGRAPHIC EXPERIENCE

Juror: First Annual International Photography Competition at the UCSF Global Health Symposium, UC San Francisco, California, 2005.
Juror: Juried Art Show, Lake Placid Center for the Arts, Lake Placid, New York, 1998.
Director: A Life of Music PBS Documentary for KTEH, San Jose, California, 1985.
Cinematographer: Avalon feature length dramatic film, 1984.
Director: Grinter Gallery, Gainesville, Florida, 1979-1980.
Instructor: U C Santa Cruz, Wilderness Studies Program, 1977-1979.
Photographer: Utah Arts Council, 1978.
Lecturer: Snowbird Summer Arts Festival, Snowbird, Utah, 1978.
Instructor: University of Puget Sound Extension, Tacoma, Washington, 1976.
Instructor and Coordinator: Friends of Photography Orcas Island Workshops, Eastsound,Washington, 1976-1977
Assistant Instructor to Oliver Gagliani: Photography Workshops, Yosemite, California, 1974.
Assistant to Ansel Adams and Instructor: Photography Workshops, Yosemite, California, 1972-1976
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