Aaron Siskind

(American, 1903 - 1991)

gloucester 1h, 1944 by aaron siskind

Aaron Siskind

Gloucester 1H, 1944, gedruckt: 1979

jerome, arizona 21, 1949 by aaron siskind

Aaron Siskind

Jerome, Arizona 21, 1949, gedruckt: 1979

savoy dancers, harlem document by aaron siskind

Aaron Siskind

Savoy Dancers, Harlem Document, um 1936 - gedruckt: 1979

Biografie

Chronologie

1903
Born in NYC
1926 - 1947
Taught high school English, NY Public Schools, New York, NY
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
Befriended Abstract Expressionist painters: Franz Kline, Barnett Newman, Adolph Gottlieb, and Mark Rothko
1947 - 1954
Exhibits at Charles Egan Gallery, New York, NY
1951 - 1971
Teaching: Institute of Design, Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, Chicago, IL

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

Literatur

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