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Will McBride (1931 - 2015)

"Coming of Age"

Italy, France & Germany
Gendell Gallery holds the largest collection of Will McBride photography in vintage, early and later printings.

Selected Highlights

Born 1931 in St. Louis; Photographer, Sculptor and Painter, Will McBride spent his youth in Chicago, attending Gross Point High School and subsequently the University of Vermont (where he privately studied with Norman Rockwell), Art Institute of Chicago, National Academy of Design, graduating from Syracuse University in 1953. After 3 years of service with the Army (1953-1955), McBride settled in Germany to pursue his photographic work.

Will McBride

50 years and 18 books later, Will McBride has established himself as one of the foremost documentary style photographers of his day, specializing in “Rites of Passage” or “Coming of Age” photography. Documenting the transition from childhood to adolescence to adulthood, McBride’s imagery has resulted in one of the great extended portraits of youths in transition.

Works represented span McBrides' 50 year career and can be found in Will McBrides' books: (see bottom of page)

All photographs are signed, titled and dated by Will McBride.

Prices range $2,500 - $4,500
Sizes vary from

• 12" x 16" $2,500 • 16" x 20" $3,500 • 20" x 24" $4,500

To inquire about a photograph (price, size, vintage, etc), call or send us an email.

As our inventory covers a wide range of McBrides' 50 year body of work, collectors can also inquire about the availability of an image (not shown below) by listing a publication reference & pg. number.

To inquire about a photograph (price, size, vintage, etc), send us an email.

As our inventory covers a wide range of McBrides' work, collectors can also inquire about the availability of an image (not shown above) by listing a publication reference & pg. number.