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Everett Ruess was born in Oakland California in 1914.   Some of his mentors were Maynard Dixon, and well-known photographers Ansel Adams, Edward Weston and Dorothea Lange. Ruess often set-out to explore the American West alone. He was lured first by the splendors of Yosemite and the California coast, and later by portions of the lonely red rock lands of Utah and Arizona.


In November 1934, at age twenty, Everett disappeared from the canyon country near Escalante, Utah, and was never seen again. Although his burros were found near his camp, his fate remains a mystery.  This piece is most likely from the 1986 printing by Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance and printed well-after the artist's death, but from Reuss blocks, which were restored for this printing. 


5 certified prints available: appraised at $350-$450/each

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