Saturday, March 3, 2012

Creating a William Wegman Collage

"Little Red 1999," by William Wegman

Artist William Wegman is famous for this photographs of compositions with Weimaraner dogs.  Wegman born in Holyoke, Massachusetts in 1943, still has a fascination with humanizing animals and has made a living dressing up dogs.  The Weimaraners’ expressionless faces are atop the clothes of a jester, a king, or in this case, Little Red Riding Hood.

Wegman has created several photographs and videos of his dogs which can be seen at various galleries throughout Europe, Asia and the United States.

Commissioned photograph for Max Mara in 2001


In 1997, Wegman created a video collection featuring Mother Goose stories starring the Weimaraner dogs. 

During the late 80s to the 1990s, Wegman made several videos for the Children's Television show, "Sesame Street."  Below is a clip about two dogs baking homemade bread.

Further Information:
William Wegman Website
William Wegman - Art21/PBS
Sperone WestWater Gallery in New York
William Wegman @ Muppet

Art Lesson Plans:
William Wegman Trading Cards
William Wegman Drawings @


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