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Saul Leiter - Photographer
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"Leiter is a rare artist, one whose vision is so encompassing, so refined, so in touch with a certain lyrical undertone, that his best photographs occasionally seem literally to transcend the medium."
- Jane levingston


Chronology

1923 Born Pittsburgh, PA

1946 Leaves theological college in cleveland and moves to New York to
become a painter. Meets Abstract Expressionist painter Richard Pousse
-Dart whose work fuels his newfound interest in photography

1947 Attends Henri Cartier-Bresson's exhibition at the Museum of Modern
Art.
Later meets and befriends W. Eugene Smith who gives him Alexey
Brodovitch's book Ballet.

1957 Henry Wolf, art director at Esquire, publishes some of Leiter's fashion
photographs. he continues to take fashion photographs for the next twenty
years. His work is published in Elle, Show, British Vogue, Queen, and Nova.

1959 Travels to Europe on assignment for Esquire to photograph Gina
Lollobrigida during the making of Solomon and Sheba in Madrid.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2008 Saul leiter and Louis Faurer, Foundation Henri Cartier-Bresson, Paris

2007 Saul Leiter: Early Color. University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor

2006 Saul Leiter: Color, Fifty One Fine Art Photography, Antwerp
In Living Color: Photographs by Saul leiter, Milwaukee Art Museum
The Fashion Photographs of Saul Leiter, International Festival of Fashion
Photography, Hyeres, France

2005 Saul Leiter: Early Color. Howard Greenberg Gallery, NYC

2004 Saul Leiter: In Color. Station Greenberg Gallery, Santa Barara, CA

1997 Saul Leiter: In Color. Martha Schneider Gallery, Chicago, IL
Saul Leiter: In Color. Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York, NY

1994 Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York, NY

1993 Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York, NY

1985 Gallery Lafayette, New York, NY

1984 Gallery Lafayette, New York, NY

1950s Tanager Gallery, New York, Ny
Samuel Koontz gallery, New York, NY

1947 Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH

1945 The Outlines Gallery, Pittsburg, PA

1944 Ten Thirty Gallery, Cleveland, OH

Selected Group Exhibitions

2007 Pieces of a City. Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York
Mapping the City. Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
When Color Was New, Art Institute of Chicago

2006 Color Photography, Amon Carter Museum, Texas
The Streets of New York: American Photographs from the collection 1938
-1958. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

2002 New York Scene: Ted Croner, Sid Grossman, Saul Leiter and leon
Levinstein. Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York, NY

1996 Delirium. Ricco/Maresca Gallery, New York, NY

1995 By Night. cartier Foundation, Paris

1994 The New York School. Dean jensen Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

1991 Appearances: Fashion Photography Since 1945. Victoria and Albert
Museum, London

1953 Contemporary Photography. Tokyo Museum, Tokyo Always the Young
Stranger. Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

1947 Abstract and Surrealist Art. Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Selected Public Collections

The Albertina Museum, Vienna
The Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth
Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois
The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, Maryland
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
The National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Staatliche Museen Zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
The Whitney Museum of American Arts, New York
Milwaukee Museum of Art, Milwaukee
Source: Howard Greenberg Gallery


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Kim At Cloisters, New York, 1945


Exacta, 1948


Untitled, 1948


Shirt, New York, 1948

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14th Street, 1950


Coffee Shop, New York, c.1950


Halloween, 1950


New York, 1950

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Shoeshine Man, New York, 1950


Village Idiot From The Hallowen Series, 1950


Untitled, New York, 1950


Untitled, 1950

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Untitled, 1950


Untitled, 1950


Untitled, 1950

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Untitled, 1950


Untitled, 1950


Untitled, 1950s

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Carol Brown, 1950s


Mother And Baby In Mirror, 1950s


Street Scene, 1951


New Year's Eve, Time Square, 1952

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East Brooklyn, 1953


Bus, New York, 1954


Foot On El, New York, 1954

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Sign Painter, New York, 1954


Man Talking, 1955


Tanager Steps, 1955


Haircut, New York, 1956

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Walking, New York, 1956


A Red Umbrella, New York, 1957


Taxi, New York, 1957


Through Boards, New York, 1957

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