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ID: 500035065
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Record Type: Person
Matter, Herbert (Swiss and American photographer and designer, 1907-1984)

Note: Died 8 May 1984. Studied painting at the École des Beaux-Arts in Geneva, Switzerland, 1925-1927. Studied drawing and painting at the Académie Moderne, Paris, France, under Fernand Léger and Amédée Ozenfant, 1927-1929. Freelance photographer and designer; worked for Le Corbusier and the Studio Deberny & Peignot, Paris, France, 1929-1932. Collaborated with the magazine Arts et Métiers Graphiques, Paris, France, 1930-1936. Produced posters (design and photomontages) for the Swiss National Tourism Office, Zurich, Switzerland, 1932-1936. Emigrated to the United States, 1936. Freelance photographer; worked for Harper's Bazaar, Vogue, Town and Country, New York City, New York, 1936-1946. Created the design of the Swiss Pavilion and the Corning Glass Pavilion at the World Fair, New York City, 1939. Photographer and designer for the office of Charles and Raye Eames in Venice, California, 1943-1946. Staff photographer, Editions Condé Nast, New York City, New York, 1946-1957. Consultant and art director for Knoll Associates, 1946-1966. Professor of photography at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, 1952-1976. Freelance photographer and designer in New York City, New York, from 1958. Design consultant, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City, New York, and for the Fine Arts Museum in Houston, Georgia, 1958-1968. Produced a photographic essay on the works of Alberto Giacometti, 1960-1977. Produced a graphics program for the New York Studio School, 1964-1978. American photographer and graphic designer, born in Switzerland.

Names:
Matter, Herbert (preferred,V,index,LC)
Herbert Matter (V,display)

Nationalities:
Swiss (preferred)
American

Roles:
artist (preferred)
painter
printmaker
critic
designer
filmmaker
graphic designer
photographer
professor
teacher

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Engelberg (Obwalden, Switzerland) (inhabited place)
Died:  Southampton (Suffolk county, New York state, United States) (inhabited place)

Events:
active:   Switzerland (Europe) (nation)
active:   France (Europe) (nation)
active:   United States (North and Central America) (nation)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
employee of ....  Le Corbusier  from 1929 to 1932
....................  (Swiss architect, painter, and theorist, 1887-1965, active in France) [500027041]
student of ....  Léger, Fernand  1927-1928
..................  (French painter, 1881-1955) [500027374]
teacher of ....  Fletcher, Alan  
..................  (English graphic designer, typographer, and author, 1931-2006) [500125487]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Matter, Herbert (I)

Biographies:
(Swiss and American photographer and designer, 1907-1984) ..... [VP Preferred]
(Swiss painter, printmaker, b.1907) ..... [BHA]
(Swiss and American artist, photographer, graphic designer, designer, painter (artist), printmaker, filmmaker, teacher, critic and professor; born Engleberg (Switzerland), 1907; died Southampton (New York, United States), 1984) ..... [CCA]
(American photographer, 1907-1984) ..... [AVERY]
(artist, 1907-1984) ..... [GRL]
(artist, active 20th century) ..... [GRISC]
(American artist, born Switzerland. 1907-1984) ..... [MoMA]

Additional Names:

Sources and Contributors:
Herbert Matter ........ [CCA, GRISC, MoMA Preferred]
..............................  Artists, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) New York (2000-)
..............................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
..............................  Harald Szeemann papers, Finding Aid, GRI Special Collections (2011-)
Matter, Herbert ........ [AVERY Preferred, BHA Preferred, CCA Preferred, GRISC Preferred, GRL Preferred, MoMA]
................................  Artists, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) New York (2000-)
................................  Avery Authority files (1963-)
................................  Harald Szeemann papers, Finding Aid, GRI Special Collections (2011-)
................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 86030945
................................  RILA/BHA (1975-2000)

Subject: ........ [AVERY, BHA, CCA, Gallery Systems, GRISC, GRL, MoMA]
....................  Auer, Encyclopédie des Photographes (1985)
....................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
....................  Eastman House Database [online] (n.d.)
....................  Gallery Systems (2000-) LOC ID: n86030945
....................  Harald Szeemann papers, Finding Aid, GRI Special Collections (2011-)
....................  LCNAF Library of Congress Name Authority File [n.d.]
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) LOC ID: n86030945
....................  Macmillan, Encyclopedia Photographers (1983)
....................  Matter, Alberto Giacometti (1987)
....................  Naylor, Contemporary Photographers (1988)
....................  Plüss and Tavel, Künstler-Lexikon der Schweiz (1958-1967)
....................  RILA/BHA (1975-2000)
....................  Union List of Artist Names (ULAN) (2002-)
....................  Vollmer, Künstler-Lexikon 20. Jahrhunderts (1953-62)
....................  Wayne, Dreams, Lies, and Exaggerations (1991) 56-59
 
Note:
English .......... [AVERY, CCA]
.......... Auer, Encyclopédie des Photographes (1985)
.......... Eastman House Database [online] (n.d.)
.......... LCNAF Library of Congress Name Authority File [n.d.]
.......... Wayne, Dreams, Lies, and Exaggerations (1991) 56, 59
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