The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Photographs by O. Winston Link Bring the Romance of Trains to Reynolda House Museum of American Art
O. Winston Link, A Summer’s Evening with Train No. 2, Lithia, Virginia, 1955, gelatin silver print, Collection of Thomas H. Garver. Copyright © O. Winston Link Trust.
WINSTON-SALEM, NC.- As steam engines were about to fade from railroading in the late 1950s, photographer O. Winston Link sought to capture the nostalgia, mystery and symbolism they evoked of a rapidly changing post-war America.

This spring, Reynolda House Museum of American Art hosts an exhibition of photographs drawn from the collection of O. Winston Link's former assistant Thomas Garver and circulated by the Center for Railroad Photography & Art. "Trains that Passed in the Night: The Photographs of O. Winston Link," will be on view through June 19 in the main gallery of the Babcock Wing. The exhibition includes 50 black-and-white gelatin silver photographs, all printed during Link's lifetime and signed by the artist. The gallery also features images of Link staging his highly technical photographs, and a multimedia area where visitors can listen to recordings of steam engines and watch film of the Norfolk & Western Railway.

In 1955, O. Winston Link (1914-2001), a commercial photographer in New York City, traveled south on assignment and spent an evening watching the steam locomotives of the Norfolk & Western Railway. The next night he returned to make the first photographs of what would become a five-year, self-financed project to document these disappearing machines. From 1955 to 1960, Link made more than 20 trips to Virginia, West Virginia and North Carolina to photograph the N&W line. Link's evocative nocturnal images are at once highly staged technical feats, nostalgic representations of a disappearing way of life, and beautifully strange works of art produced during the era of film noir. They depict the end of the era of steam railroading in the United States and the rural landscapes that these last trains passed through.

Winston-Salem, once an important junction of the N&W and Southern Railways Lines, is close to the areas depicted in Link's photographs. Visitors from Northwest North Carolina and Southwest Virginia may recognize many of the depots and communities pictured in the exhibition.

These photographs did not receive their first museum exhibition until 1983, almost 30 years after the first image was taken. Since then, Link's achievements have received international recognition and his photographs can be found in the nation's premier museum collections, including The Museum of Modern Art, the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. In 2004, the O. Winston Link Museum opened in Roanoke, Virginia.

"Trains That Passed in the Night: The Photographs of O. Winston Link" is organized by Thomas H. Garver and produced in collaboration with the Center for Railroad Photography & Art ( Reynolda House received support for this exhibition from contributing sponsors Patty and Malcolm Brown, and education sponsors North Carolina Railroad Company and Norfolk Southern Corporation.

Today's News

February 20, 2011

Exhibition in Minnesota Brings to Life the Discovery of King Tutankhamun's Tomb

ArtScience Museum Designed by Architect Moshe Safdie Opens at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore

The Football Match by L.S. Lowry is Expected to Realise in Excess of £3.5 Million at Christie's

A Game of Chess: Solo Exhibition of New Work by Marcel Dzama at David Zwirner

See the Beauty and Charm of The American Impressionists in the Garden at the Taft Museum of Art

Harmony of Form, Serenity of Color: A Private Collection of "Song" Ceramics At Sotheby's

Philadelphia Museum of Art Presents Survey of George Inness's Italian Landscapes

Ali and Elvis: Exhibition of American Icons at the James A. Michener Art Museum

Los Angeles-Based Artist Walead Beshty's "A Diagram of Forces" at Malmo Konsthall

Film, Two-Dimensional Images and the Structural Use of Color by Liz Larner at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery

Photographs by O. Winston Link Bring the Romance of Trains to Reynolda House Museum of American Art

Group Exhibition of New Paintings by Six Artists at Mark Wolfe Contemporary Art

New Exhibition of Modern and Contemporary Work at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art Opens New Laurelton Hall Galleries

Major Exhibition of Winnipeg Artist Wanda Koop Opens at the National Gallery of Canada

Photographer Simen Johan Explores Uneasy Connections Between Humans and Animals

Phillips de Pury & Company's Valencia Contemporary Art Collection Sale Totals $15,828,357

11 Architects Selected to Receive the 2011 American Institute of Architects' Young Architects Award

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- A second life for the 'blue gold' that once brought riches to France's southwest

2.- Britain's WWII tunnels rediscovered after six decades buried as a forgotten time capsule

3.- Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei arrives in Germany, says Britain restricted his visa

4.- 'Feeding the Empire: Tales of food from Rome and Pompei' on view at Ara Pacis Museum

5.- Exhibition celebrates the 150th anniversary of the publication of Alice in Wonderland

6.- British actress and singer Jane Birkin asks Hermes to take name off crocodile handbag

7.- Smithsonian Institution reveals identities of four lost leaders of Jamestown

8.- Rare medieval panel purchased by the National Gallery thanks to Ronald S Lauder

9.- Teen finds 560,000 year-old tooth in one of the world's most important prehistoric sites

10.- Exhibition presents all 17 works by Hopper in the Carnegie Museum of Art's collection

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez
Social Network Manager and Translator: Norma Cristina Pérez Ayala Cano
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site