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I explore the many techniques leading to the acceptance of photography as a fine art form, with work ranging in subject from abstract to nature, lighthouses and barn scenes, to figure studies, carousels and fantasies.

Lighthouse 

'Round the
Fountain
Permanent
Collection
Lighthouse
Photograph
Acquired 1978
 

Lyle Wessale   --   Cedar Rapids, Iowa

 
   
A World War II Army photographer, Lyie S. Wessale is a graduate of Yale University's Progressive School of Photography and Indiana's Winona School of Photography. He was awarded the "Master of Photography" degree in 1959 by Professional Photographers of America Inc. and in 1967 elected as an Associate of the Photographic Society of America. Hundreds of his prints have been exhibited in photographic salons around the world, and his awards include eight gold and two silver medals. He has also received numerous "Best of Show" and First Place awards at art fairs in Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin and Florida. Among the collections his work is held in: Coca Cola Co., Caterpillar, Atlantic- Richfield Co., Seattle Art Museum and Rowland Development Corp.