Edward Weston Model and Muse Dies

Charis Wilson, model, muse, and wife of photographer Edward Weston, died on November 20 at the age of 95. Wilson, who met Weston was she was 19 and he was in his late 40s, began posing for him. “After eight months we are closer together than ever,” Weston wrote in his diary in 1934. “Perhaps C. will be remembered as the great love of my life. Already I have reached certain heights reached with no other love.” The couple married several years later and remained together until their divorce in 1946. Many of Weston’s most memorable photographs—including a nude with her head bowed and her limbs entwined—are of Wilson. Much of her later years were spent writing and lecturing about Weston—her memoir, Through Another Lens, was published in 1999, and in 2007 she appeared in a documentary, Eloquent Nude.

The Daily Beast

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