Charlie Potts photographs

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Charlie Potts photographs


  • 1905-1940 (Creation)


50 photographs

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(1911 October 13 - 1986 February 21)

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Charlie Potts (PHOT 1940) was born in Los Angeles on October 13, 1911. He graduated Art Center and joined the U. S. Navy during World War II. After working with Preston Duncan at their studio in Hollywood, he returned to Art Center and served as chair of the Photography Department from 1965 to 1984. Potts died in Scottsdale, Arizona on February 21, 1986 and his wonderful collection of 50 photographs was generously donated to Art Center’s Archives in 2013 by Calvin Knock.

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The Charlie Potts photographs were primarily taken by Potts while he was a student and consist mainly of portraits of models. Also included are four early photographs of his family members and a few images labelled Preston Duncan Studio.

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Copyright held by Charles Potts.

Digital materials and catalog records are made available for educational and research purposes only and cannot be reproduced, distributed, or published without written permission from Art Center College of Design.

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      Gift of Calvin Knock

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      CF, 08/2019

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