description: Edward W. Quigley, 1898-1977. To his contemporaries in the 1930's Edward Quigley was a leading art photographer who was well known as an experimentor and innovator, particularly for his light abstractions which were executed in 1931. He exhibited nationally and internationally and was a prominent member of prestigious photography societies, winning accolades and prizes. His work was regularly published in photographic annuals, newspapers and magazines including U.S. Camera and Photographie, and as a salon organizer he personally arranged exhibitions of the work of Edward Weston and Moholy-Nagy. At the same time he was a thoroughly professional advertising photographer for twenty five years in his hometown of Philadelphia. However time and circumstance have conspired to obscure his name until recently when his brilliant work was rediscovered.