In 1927, a noted critic proclaimed photography “the new art of the twentieth century” and Edward Weston among its few “unquestioned masters.” Weston (1886-1958) is best known for his still-lifes of peppers and shells, his heroic portraits, and his abstract close-ups of nudes, rocks, and trees. More than a great photographer, though, Weston was a pioneering modernist, one whose work evolved in response to contemporary movements in all the arts. “Edward Weston: Photography and Modernism” showed the great strength and variety of Weston’s mature work from his first experiments with modernism about 1920 until he stopped working in 1948 due to ill health.