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ID: 500125639
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ulan/500125639

 
Record Type: Person
Szarkowski, John (American photographer and curator, 1925-2007)

Note: Szarkowski studied art history at the University of Wisconsin. He was in the US Army 1945-1946, and later worked as staff photographer at the Walker Art Center, then taught art history and photography at the Albright Art School in Buffalo, New York. He succeeded Alfred Steichen as the Director of the Department of Photography at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City 1962-1991. He curated influential exhibitions of photographs featuring the work of Lee Friedlander, Gary Winogrand, Diane Arbus and William Eggleston. He is credited with elevating photography's status as fine art through these exhibitions, writing, and lectures. In 1974 he authored "Looking at Photographs." After retiring from the Museum of Modern Art he returned to making his own photographs, which focus on the American landscape.

Names:
Szarkowski, John (preferred,V,LC)
John Szarkowski (V,display)
Szarkowski, Thaddeus John (V)

Nationalities:
American (preferred)

Roles:
artist (preferred)
photographer
curator
museum director
teacher
art historian
author
writer
lecturer
musician

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Ashland (Ashland county, Wisconsin, United States) (inhabited place)
Died:  Pittsfield (Berkshire county, Massachusetts, United States) (inhabited place)

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Szarkowski, John (I)

Biographies:
(American photographer and curator, 1925-2007) ..... [VP Preferred]
(artist) ..... [GRL]
(American artist, 1925-2007) ..... [MoMA]

Additional Names:

Sources and Contributors:
John Szarkowski ........ [GRL, MoMA Preferred, VP]
................................  Artists, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) New York (2000-)
................................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
Szarkowski, John ........ [GRL Preferred, MoMA, VP Preferred]
..................................  Artists, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) New York (2000-)
..................................  Encyclopedia of Photography (1984) 503
..................................  Gefter, Szarkowski, New York Times (2007)
..................................  GRI Special Collections Finding Aids databases (1980-)
..................................  Grove Art Online (2003-2008) "Diane Arbus;" accessed 24 October 2006
..................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 50032261
..................................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-) NAFL50032261; accessed 24 October 2006
Szarkowski, Thaddeus John ........ [GRL, VP]
...................................................  Encyclopedia of Photography (1984) 503
...................................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 50032261

Subject: ........ [Gallery Systems, GRL, MoMA, VP]
....................  Encyclopedia of Photography (1984) 503
....................  Gallery Systems (2000-) LOC ID: n50032261
....................  Gefter, Szarkowski, New York Times (2007)
....................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
....................  Grove Art Online (2003-2008) "Diane Arbus;" accessed 24 October 2006
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) LOC ID: n50032261
....................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-) NAFL50032261; accessed 24 October 2006
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
.......... Encyclopedia of Photography (1984) 503
.......... Gefter, Szarkowski, New York Times (2007)
.......... Grove Art Online (2003-2008) "Diane Arbus;" accessed 24 October 2006
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