Jack Welpott

Jack Welpott | American, 1923 -

Jack Welpott studied photography with Henry Holmes Smith at Indiana University, earning his M.F.A. in 1959, alongside his classmate Jerry Uelsmann. After graduate school Welpott was hired by John Gutmann to teach photography at San Francisco State College (now San Francisco State University). Welpott taught photography there for thirty-three years, among his students were Judy Dater, Michael Bishop, and Catherine Wagner.

A masterful black and white printer, Welpott was known for his formally beautiful, psychologically charged figure studies.

Welpott's photographs are in the permanent collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, J. Paul Getty Museum, Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum, George Eastman House, Center for Creative Photography, Bibliotheque Nationale, among others.