Ansel Adams

Portrait of Ansel Adams, photographed by Malcolm Greany, c. 1950.
Ansel Adams (1902 – 1984). 1

An American photographer and environmentalist who played piano.

From his mother, who played the family piano during his childhood, he developed so strong a love for music that it almost became his career.  […] In a letter to Virginia Best, his future wife, he applauded Beethoven’s masterful ability to convey 'a world of thought of the loftiest nature,' bringing the hearer 'so much closer to an understanding of the Great Mystery.'
Anne Hammond, Ansel Adams from Ansel Adams: Divine Performance 2
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Page Sources

Greany, Malcolm, and uploaded by Cullen328.  Portrait of Ansel Adams.  c. 1950.  Original from the Yosemite Field School Yearbook, San Francisco.  Commons Wikimedia.  Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., 15 Feb. 2010.  Web.  26 Sept. 2015.  Public Domain.
Hammond, Anne, and Ansel Adams.  Ansel Adams: Divine Performance.  New Haven & Lomdon: Yale University Press, 2002: pgs. 1 & 4.  Google Books.  Web.  18 Oct. 2015.