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Aaron Siskind    (American, 1903-1991)

 Aaron Siskind - Gloucester 1H, 1944 (Photographs) h: 12.3 x w: 10 in / h: 31.2 x w: 25.4 cm
Aaron Siskind
Gloucester 1H, 1944 printed 1979
 
 Aaron Siskind - Jerome, Arizona 21, 1949 (Photographs) h: 17.8 x w: 13.3 in / h: 45.2 x w: 33.8 cm
Aaron Siskind
Jerome, Arizona 21, 1949 printed 1979
 
 Aaron Siskind - Savoy Dancers, Harlem Document (Photographs) h: 11.5 x w: 9.5 in / h: 29.2 x w: 24.1 cm
Aaron Siskind
Savoy Dancers, Harlem Document circa 1936-1979
 

Biographie
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).

Expositions
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

Publications
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
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