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ID: 500037103
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ulan/500037103

 

Record Type: Person
Siegel, Arthur S. (American photographer, educator, 1913-1978)

Note: Siegel began to photograph in Detroit, Michigan, in 1927. From 1935 to 1942, Siegel worked as a freelance magazine and industrial photographer. He also worked for the Farm Security Administration and for the Associated Press Photo Bureau in Detroit, Michigan. In 1937, Siegel produced his first abstract experimental photographs in Detroit. From 1937 to 1938, Siegel studied photography with László Moholy-Nagy at the New Bauhaus, now the Institute of Design, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago. During World War II, Siegel worked as a photographer at the Office of War Information, Washington D.C., and later as the assistant to the Chief of Air Staff Intelligence at the Department of United States Air Corps Aerial Photography, at Chanute Field. From 1946 to 1968, Siegel worked as a freelance photographer in Chicago, and taught at the Institute of Design in Chicago, from 1946 to 1978. At the Institute, Siegel organized the photography department and was a professor of photography from 1949 to 1954, and again from 1965 to 1978, then chair of the department from 1971 to 1978. In 1968, Siegel gave up professional photography in order to teach full-time.

Names:
Siegel, Arthur S. (preferred,V,index)
Arthur Sidney Siegel (V,display)
Siegel, Arthur (V)
Siegel, Arthur Sidney (V)
Siegel, Arthur, Cpl. (V)
Arthur Siegel (U)

Nationalities:
American (preferred)

Roles:
artist (preferred)
photographer
educator
professor

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Detroit (Wayne county, Michigan, United States) (inhabited place)
Died:  Chicago (Cook county, Illinois, United States) (inhabited place)

Events:
active:   1927-1937  Detroit (Wayne county, Michigan, United States) (inhabited place)
active:   1942-1943  Washington (DC, United States) (inhabited place)
active:   1946-1978  Chicago (Cook county, Illinois, United States) (inhabited place)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
student of ....  Moholy Nagy, László  from 1937 to 1938
..................  (Hungarian-born American photographer, filmmaker, and painter, 1895-1946) [500004274]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Siegel, Arthur S. (I)

Biographies:
(American photographer, educator, 1913-1978) ..... [BHA Preferred]
(American photographer and professor; born Detroit (Michigan, United States), 1913; died Chicago (Illinois, United States), 1978) ..... [CCA]
(American artist, 1913-1978) ..... [MoMA]

Additional Names:

Sources and Contributors:
Arthur Sidney Siegel ........ [CCA]
.........................................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
Arthur Siegel ........ [MoMA Preferred]
............................  Artists, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) New York (2000-)
Siegel, Arthur ........ [CCA, MoMA]
..............................  Artists, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) New York (2000-)
..............................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
Siegel, Arthur, Cpl. ........ [CCA]
.........................................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
Siegel, Arthur S. ........ [BHA Preferred, CCA]
...................................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
Siegel, Arthur Sidney ........ [CCA Preferred]
...........................................  Auer, Encyclopédie des Photographes (1985)

Subject: ........ [BHA, CCA, MoMA]
....................  Auer, Encyclopédie des Photographes (1985)
....................  CAL-L
....................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
....................  Eastman House Database [online] (n.d.)
....................  Green, American Photography (1984) 148
....................  MoMA, Library Catalog (1976)
....................  Naylor, Contemporary Photographers (1988)
....................  New Art Examiner 5/6 (1978)
....................  RILA/BHA (1975-2000)
 
Note:
English .......... [CCA]
.......... Auer, Encyclopédie des Photographes (1985)
.......... Naylor, Contemporary Photographers (1988)
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