Photographer Takes Up Pen
March 27, 1952
[is] a photographer of unusual experience, Wright started life
as a violinist. He studied for six years in Parque and Vienna
with Ottacar Sevick and later with Louis Persinger. He taught at
Mills College and for the University of California Extension.
Recently, because of arthritic fingers, Wright took up
photography as a profession.
He says that he
has no regrets for changing horses in the middle of the stream,
because what he learned in music was more useful to photography
than anything photography had to offer.
"concertizing" as a photographer include one man shows at the
art building of the Panama Pacific International Exposition and
at the galleries of Stanford, Mills College, University of
California, Pale Verdes and Santa Barbara. He has many prints in
the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New
York. His Chief pride is to have photographed for the Sierra
Club on its summer outings.
experience as an artist and especially his contact with the
mountains led to the second change in his work. He is at present
absorbed in writing a book in which he expresses his concerns
over the modern education system. He thinks schools
over-emphasize the memorizing of facts and frequently overlook
the importance of training for original and creative living and
better international understanding.
_____. "Cedric Wright, Photographer, Takes Up Pen." Berkeley
Gazette, (March 27, 1952), p. 12.