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Charis Wilson, photographer’s muse, dies at 95

Charis Wilson, who modeled in more than half of celebrated photographer Edward Weston's nudes, has died.The New York Times reported Tuesday that Wilson died Friday at her home in Santa Cruz. She was 95.Wilson was Weston's model, muse, driver and companion from 1934-1945. She is the subject of some of his most famous pictures, including "Nude in the Doorway." The pair were married seven years.In "T
/ Source: The Associated Press

Charis Wilson, who modeled in more than half of celebrated photographer Edward Weston's nudes, has died.

The New York Times reported Tuesday that Wilson died Friday at her home in Santa Cruz. She was 95.

Wilson was Weston's model, muse, driver and companion from 1934-1945. She is the subject of some of his most famous pictures, including "Nude in the Doorway." The pair were married seven years.

In "The Model Wife," author Arthur Ollman describes her as, "the perfect model, lively, beautiful, uninhibited, playfully experimental, and always at hand. He was inspired and fully receptive."

Wilson was born in San Francisco into a family of writers. She is survived by her daughter, Rachel Fern Harris.