Chronik

1924
Born in Zurich, Switzerland
1941 – 1944
Began a series of apprenticeships and employment positions as a photographer’s assistant in Switzerland
1947
Soon after his emigration to New York in 1947, Alexey Brodovitch hired Frank as a fashion photographer for Harper’s Bazaar
1955
Guggenheim Fellowship; also 1956
1955 – 1957
Embarked on a two-year trip across America during which he took over 28,000 pictures
1959
Frank began making films
1970 – 1971
American Film Institute grant
1985
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Photographie Erich Salomon Prize
1987
Friends of Photography Peer Award for a Distinguished Career in Photography
1996
Hasselblad Foundation International Award in Photography
1999
Honorary Ph.D. from the University of Göteborg
2000
International Center of Photography Cornell Capa Infinity Award
2002
Edward MacDowell Medal
Robert Frank lives and works in New York City and Nova Scotia

Ausstellungen

2009
Looking In: Robert Frank’s The Americans, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY (solo)
2008 – 2009
Robert Frank: Paris, Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany; Museo di Fotografia Contemporanea, Milan, Italy; Jeu de Paume, Paris, France; Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (solo)
2008
Robert Frank: Lo straniero americano, Palazzo Reale, Milan, Italy (solo)
2007
Robert Frank: Words, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Santiago, Chile (solo)
2005
Robert Frank: Argumentos, Museu d´Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain (solo)
2004 – 2005
Robert Frank: Storylines, Tate Modern, London, UK; Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland; Fotostiftung Schweiz (Schweizerische Stiftung für die Photographie), Winterthur, Switzerland (solo)
2003
Robert Frank: London/Wales, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC (solo)
2003
Robert Frank Photographs, Austin Museum of Art, Austin, TX (solo)
2002
Robert Frank, Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, Ottawa, ON (solo)
2002
Time Distance Memory / ROBERT FRANK: Selected Works 1948-1961 - Laurence Miller Gallery, New York City, NY (solo)
2002
Robert Frank: A Selection 1948 - 1961, Laurence Miller Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2000 – 2001
Robert Frank: HOLD STILL – Keep Going, Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany; Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain; Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisbon, Portugal (solo)
1998
Robert Frank: The Americans, The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI (solo)
1997
Robert Frank, Hasselblad Center, Gothenburg, Sweden (solo)
1995
Robert Frank: The Americans, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO (solo)
1993
Robert Frank and the everyday, Presentation House Gallery, North Vancouver, BC (solo)
1987
Robert Frank: New York to Nova Scotia, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX; Museum Folkwang Essen, Essen, Germany (solo)
1985
Robert Frank: Fotografias/Films 1948-1984, Sala Parpallo, Valencia, Spain (solo)
1980
The New American Filmmakers Series: Robert Frank, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (solo)
1979
Robert Frank: Photographer/Filmmaker, Works from 1945-1979, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA (solo)
1962
Photographs by Harry Callahan and Robert Frank, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
1961
Robert Frank: Photographer, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL (solo)
1950
51 American Photographers, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

Öffentliche Sammlungen

FAIF Collection, Zurich, Switzerland
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Stiftung fur die Photographie, Kunsthaus, Zurich, Switzerland
Tate Modern, London, UK
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland
George Eastman House, Rochester, NY
Maison Européene de la Photographie, Paris, France
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA

Literatur

2004
Storylines
2003
Frank Films: the film and video work of robert frank
2003
London/Wales
2001
HOLD STILL . . . Keep Going
1996
Thank You
1996
Flamingo
1994
Moving Out
1993
Black White and Things
1989
Lines of My Hand
1986
New York to Nova Scotia
1958 – 1959
The Americans