Chronik

1914
Born Ogle Winston Link on December 16, 1914 in Brooklyn, NY
1937
Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, Polytechnic Institute (now Polytechnic University), Brooklyn, NY
1937 – 1942
Worked as a photographer for New York City public relations firm Carl Byoir Associates
1942
Went to work for Columbia Institute Laboratory in Mineola, Long Island where he performed secret war research for the U.S. Government
1942
Because of the proximity of the LIRR to the lab where he worked and his ongoing interest in trains, he started taking photographs of the trains
1945
Began working independently as a photographer after WWII
1955 – 1960
Photographed the trains on the Norfolk & Western Railroad in Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland and North Carolina
1960
Returned to New York and continued as a commercial photographer
2000
He agreed to the creation of the O. Winston Link Museum to be located in the historic Norfalk & Western Passenger Station in Roanoke, VA, and the station was restored and refurbished by famed industrial designer Raymond Loewy
2001
Died in South Salem, NY
2004
The O. Winston Link Museum opened

Ausstellungen

2000
Classic & Rare Photographs of America’s Steam Railroad, Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, IL (solo)
2000
Robert Klein Gallery, Boston, MA (solo)
1999
Andrew Smith Gallery, Santa Fe, NM (solo)
1999
The Photographer’s Gallery, London (solo)
1998
The Ralls Collection, Washington, DC (solo)
1998
Expanded Visions: The Panoramic Photograph. Addison Gallery of American Art, Philips Academy, Andover, MA.
1998
Robert Mann Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1997
10th Anniversary Exhibition, Jan Kesner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1997
G. Gibson Gallery, Seattle, WA (solo)
1997
Trains That Pass in the Night, Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, Lincoln, NE
1996
Last Steam Railroad in America, Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, IL (solo)
1996
Picturing the South: 1860 to the Present, The High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
1995
Rails, Trails, and Back Roads: O. Winston Link and Other Photographers, William King Regional Arts Center, Abingdon, VA
1995
Last Steam Railroad in America, Robert Mann Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1995
James Danziger Gallery, New York, NY
1995
Spaces for the Self: The Symbolic Imagery of Place, The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College, Chicago, IL
1994
Preview of the 1994/95 Exhibition Year, Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, IL
1994
Steam, Steel & Stars: Photographs by O. Winston Link, Center for Metropolitan Studies, University of Missouri, St. Louis, MO (solo)
1994
Transport, Curated by Helen Miranda Wilson, Maier Museum of Art, Randolf-Macon Women's College, Lynchburg, VA
1993
Night Trick, Photo Gallery International, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
1992
The Ghost Trains, Dean Jensen Gallery, Milwaukee, WI (solo)
1992
American Industrialism, 1902-1992, Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
1992
Works by Gallery Artists, Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, IL
1991
Special Edition Prints, James Danziger Gallery, New York, NY; and Robert Burge/20th Century Photographs, Ltd., New York, NY (solo)
1990
America's Last Steam Railroad, The Camera Obscura Gallery, Denver, CO (solo)
1989
Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, IL (solo)
1988
Vintage Photographs, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, CA (solo)
1982
Floods of Light: Flash Photography 1851-1981, The Photographers' Gallery, London, UK

Öffentliche Sammlungen

New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England
Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, CA
International Center of Photography, New York, NY
Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE
Madison Art Center, Madison, WI
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN
Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

Literatur

1999
The American Art Book, London, Phaidon Press, Ltd.
1997
The Photography Book, London, Phaidon Press, Ltd.
1995
The Last Steam Railroad in America: Photographs by O. Winston Link, Thomas H. Garver, Harry N. Abrams Publishing, New York, NY
1987
Steam, Steel, and Stars: America's Last Steam Railroad, Tim Hensley, Harry N. Abrams Publishing, New York, NY
1983
Night Trick: Photographs of the Norfolk & Western Railway, Norfolk & Western Railway - publishers, Norfolk, VA