Pure Energy and Neurotic Man

Barbara Morgan, American, 1900 - 1992


1960s; print about 1980s

Gelatin silver print on Agfa watermarked paper

Image: 13 11/16 × 10 11/16 in. (34.7 × 27.1 cm)

Sheet: 13 15/16 × 10 7/8 in. (35.4 × 27.6 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Nils and Kara Morgan



Place Made: United States, North America


20th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Inscribed, in ink, lower right: [illigible script, cut off vertically]; signed, in ink, on reverse, center: Barbara Morgan [in script]; inscribed, in graphite, on reverse, lower right: 19

Published References

Barbara Morgan, Barbara Morgan, Hastings-on-Hudson, New York: Morgan & Morgan, copyright 1972, ill. p. 117; Barbara Morgan, Barbara Morgan, Photomontage, Dobbs Ferry, New York: Morgan & Morgan, 1980, ill. cover; Curtis L. Cartier, Barbara Morgan, Prints, Drawings, Watercolors, & Photographs, Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Patrick & Beatrice Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University, 1988, ill. p. 59; Barbara Morgan, Masters of Photography, Hong Kong: Aperture Foundation, 1999, ill. p. 81.


The artist; Nils [her grandson] and Kara Morgan, Redding, Connecticut; given to present collection, 2007.

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