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Shirley Burman and Richard Steinheimer: A Desert Date on “Mars”

Ed. Note: California Desert Art is honored to present one of the great untold romances of the desert. Staged in a crater near Amboy, Shirley Burman Steinheimer’s story tells of her first desert date with Richard Steinheimer. Her late husband was one of the legendary railroad photographers of all time and is often called the Ansel Adams of Railroad Photography. Shirley is also an accomplished railroad photographer and has advanced the story of women in railroading through her research and writing. Folks are drawn to the desert for many reasons — study nature, employed by the State or Federal Parks…

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Desertscapes, Armentrout-Welch Collection, Swinnerton and more

March and April 2012 are packed with desert art events crowned by Desertscapes, the third annual Valleywide celebration of desert art. Participants include the City of Palm Desert, the Walter N. Marks Center for the Arts at College of the Desert, the Coachella Valley Watercolor Society, the Desert Art Center, the Palm Springs Art Museum, California Desert Art and others. Scroll to the end for more non-Desertscapes March and April events. For additional Desertcapes scheduling: Desertscapes events: Opens April 2nd-28th, April 14th reception and Appraisal Day: the Historical Society of Palm Desert presents an exhibit of Jimmy Swinnerton and…

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Richard Steinheimer’s Trains on Exhibit in NYC

There is nothing like a train to accent the space and scale of the desert. The two go together just about as well as deserts and smoketrees. One man who knew this perhaps better than anyone was Richard Steinheimer, one of the world’s best railroad photographers. Now fans of trains, deserts and the towering (he was 6’6”), lovable “Stein” have a chance to see the photographer’s work at the Robert Mann Gallery in New York through January 21st, 2012. Steinheimer—known as “The Ansel Adams of Railroad Photography”–died in May of Alzheimer’s disease. His wife, Shirley Burman, says it was the…

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