Born in Salem, Oregon, Myra Wiggins began exhibiting her photography nationally as early as 1891 in New York, winning consistent acclaim, as well as numerous awards and honors.  She first exhibited her photography internationally in 1897, at the London International Contest, the London Salon, and Linked Ring in 1902, and the prestigious Paris Salon in 1904, to mention just a few.  Wiggins exhibited 57 of her photos at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1900 and won awards from Eastman Kodak in 1900,1903, and 1905, amongst many other honors to numerous to list. She was invited by Alfred Stieglitz to exhibit with the Photo Secession, beginning in 1903, along with Sarah Ladd and Lily White, who were the only artists from the Northwest to be so honored. In short, Myra Wiggins was easily one of the most successful and recognized early day artists in Oregon art history, and quite unique in that she found success both as a painter and as a photographer.

June 20 - July 28, 2018

Celebrating 5 Years In Business & Opening Reception:

Saturday, June 30, 1:30-3:00pm

Hollyhocks, c. 1910
The artist’s daughter, Mildred
platinum print
8 1/4” x 6 1/4”
estate of the artist

Early Morning, 1906
platinum print
6” x 8”
Exhibited: Frye Museum Retrospective
signed with monogram

untitled, Still Life – Indian Artifacts
6” x 8”
estate of the artist

Black & White Photography


untitled, after Johannes Vermeer c. 1900
(possibly intended as a promotional photo for Kodak)
silver gelatin print
8 1/8” x 6”
estate of the artist

Myra Albert Wiggins

Michael Parsons Fine Art

716 S.W. Madison

Portland, OR 97205

Phone 503-206-8601

Gallery Hours:  Wednesday - Saturday, 12pm-5pm


Instagram:  @michaelparsons_fineart

The Knot, c. 1899
silver gelatin print
6 7/8” x 5”
estate of the artist

from the Artist's Estate

Gallery Talk & Reception:

Saturday, July 14, 1:30-3:00pm

The Forge, 1897

silver gelatin print

4 3/4" x 6 5/8"

estate of the artist

Wentz, The Artist, c. 1905
platinum print
8 1/4” x 6 3/16”
estate of the artist

Nymphaea, (Water Lillies), c. 1908

platinum sepia tone print

8 1/4" x 6 1/8"

signed - monogram on front

A talk on Myra Wiggins' photography will be held at 2pm

Unloading The Catch, 1898

silver gelatin print

5 15/16" x 7 5/16"

estate of the artist, artist's grandsons notations verso