Aaron Siskind  (American, 1903-1991) 


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Biografie Aaron Siskind
1903   Born in NYC
1926   Bachelor of Social Sciences, College of the City of New York, NY
1930   Received his first camera as a gift
1932   Documentarian, the New York Photo League, New York, NY
1936 - 1940   Oversaw New York Photo League’s Feature Group in creation of documentary photo-essays; Harlem Document, Dead End: The Bowery, Portrait of a Tenement, and St. Joseph’s House: The Catholic Worker Movement
1940   His imagery shifted to abstract
1940   Befriended Abstract Expressionist painters: Franz Kline, Barnett Newman, Adolph Gottlieb, and Mark Rothko
1926 - 1947   Taught high school English, NY Public Schools, New York, NY
1947 - 1954   Exhibits at Charles Egan Gallery, New York, NY
1961   Succeeded Harry Callahan as Head of Photography Department, Institute of Design, Chicago, IL
1963   Co-Founded “the Society for Photographic Education”
1966   John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship (Rome, Italy)
1951 - 1971   Teaching: Institute of Design, Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, Chicago, IL
1971 - 1976   Professor of Photography, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
1991   Died in Providence, RI
2003 - 2004   The Aaron Siskind Centennial Celebration, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College, Chicago (travelled).
Ausgewählte Ausstellungen
1954   Charles Egan Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1951   Charles Egan Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1948   Charles Egan Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1947   First solo exhibition at the Charles Egan Gallery, New York, NY
2003   Rhem, James Louis. Aaron Siskind. New York: Phaidon Press, Inc.
2002   Taken by Design: Photographs from the Institute of Design, 1937-1971. Edited by David Travis and Elizabeth Siegel. Chicago: The Art Institute of Chicago/The University of Chicago Press
1994   Siskind, Aaron. Aaron Siskind: Toward a Personal Vision 1935 -1955. Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts: Boston College Museum of Art
1989   Siskind, Aaron. Road Trip: Photographs 1980-1988. San Francisco: The Friends of Photography
1982   Chiarenza, Carl. Aaron Siskind, Pleasures and Terrors. Boston: Little, Brown and Company
1979   Siskind, Aaron. Aaron Siskind: Photographs 1932-1978). London: A. Zwemmer Limited