Still Life (Apples)

Edward W. Quigley was an American photographer who was born in 1898. He was a modernist photographer who came to prominence in the 1930s for his pioneering experiments with light abstraction. Self-taught, he became interested in the medium as a child, shooting his first photographs around 1910. Quigley then embarked on a professional career in 1918, and around twelve years later opened his own commercial studio in Philadelphia. Over the next two decades he earned a living as an advertising and editorial photographer. Quigley’s photographs have since been featured in exhibitions at at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles and the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.