Edward W. Quigley (American 1898-1997) Born In Phidelphia, Quigley was a modernist photographer who became known in the 1930s for his pioneering experiments with light abstractions. A self-taught photographer, Quigley became interested in the medium as a child, taking his first photographs with a Brownie camera around 1910. In 1918 he embarked on a professional career and in 1930 opened a commercial studio in Philadelphia. During the 1930s-40s he produced innovative advertising and editorial photographs for clients ranging from Wanamaker’s department store, Frances Denney Cosmetics, and S.K.F. Industries to Harper’s Bazaar and Farm Journal.