San Francisco, Portrait of a City: 1940-1960.pdf

San Francisco, Portrait of a City: 1940-1960.pdf


In the early days of his career, Fred Lyon a former photographer for Vogue and Life Magazine, amassed a stellar collection of photographs of the street life, iconic sights and unexpected moments of San Francisco in its mid-century heyday. This book collects his images of the city from between 1940 through 1960.

Fred Lyon has been photographing for 7 decades now, fourth generation San Franciscan, and found his calling in his youth as an apprentice at Gabriel Moulin's Studio before enrolling in Art Center in Los Angeles. Lyon has done photographic work for the Navy during WWII and for numerous fashion and home and garden magazines. Lyon's exhibitions include Palace Legion of Honor, Arts Institute in Chicago, and a LIFE magazine retrospective.


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