Gordon Parks  (American, 1912-2006) 

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Gordon Parks Biography
1912   Born: Fort Scott, KS
1942   Farm Security Administration photographer, Washington, D.C.
1947   First book, Flash Photography
1948   Book: Camera Portraits: Techniques and Principles of Documentary Portraiture
1944 - 1949   Worked for Vogue doing freelance fashion photography
1955   Composed his first “Concerto for Piano and Orchestra.”
1956   Piano Concerto performed in Venice
1960   Photographer of the Year Award from The American Society of Magazine Photos
1963   The Learning Tree published
1966   Received “Notable Book Award” from the American Library Association
1967   Composed “Tree Symphony”
1968   Received Emmy Award for his film: Diary of a Harlem Family (documentary)
1969   Film: The Learning Tree, opens in New York
1972   Awarded the Spingarn Award from the NAACP
1984   Inducted into NAACP Hall of Fame
1988   Received the National Medal of the Arts presented by President Ronald Reagan
2002   Inducted into the International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum in Oklahoma City, OK
Received the Jackie Robinson Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award.
2006   Died: New York, NY
Selected Exhibitions
2013   Gordon Parks: Centennial, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA (solo)
2012 - 2013   Gordon Parks: A Harlem Family 1967, Studio Museum Harlem, New York, NY (solo)
Gordon Parks: 100 Years, International Center of Photography, New York, NY (solo)
Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta, GA (solo)
2012   Gordon Parks: 100 Moments, New York Public Library, New York, NY (solo)
Gordon Parks: At 100, Weinstein Gallery, Minneapolis, MN(solo)
Gordon Parks: Centennial, Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. (solo)
2011   Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CA
Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL
2010   Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York, NY
2009   The Gallery at Hermes, New York, NY (solo)
Jenkins Johnson Gallery, New York, NY
ICP International Center of Photography, New York, NY
2008   Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI (solo)
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC
2007   Cantor Arts Center, Stanford, CA (solo)
Flo Peters Gallery, Hamburg, Germany
Keith de Lellis Gallery, New York, NY
The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
ArteF Fine Art Photography Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland
Kunsthalle Wien, Wien, Austria
2006   Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Encontros da Imagem, Braga, Portugal
Fondazione FORMA per la Fotografia, Milano, Italy
Galerie f 5,6, Munchen, Germany
2005   Lee Gallery, Boston, MA
ICP International Center of Photography, New York, NY
Forum für Fotografie, Koln, Germany
Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA
Galerie Stephen Hoffman, Munchen, Germany
The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
2004   Guggenheim, New York, NY
ICP International Center of Photography, New York, NY
2003   George Eastman House, Rochester, NY (solo)
2002   Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
2001   Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH
2000   Michael C. Carlos Museum, Atlanta, GA
New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA
California African American Museum, Los Angeles, CA
1999   Detroit Museum of Arts, Detroit, MI
Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL
1998   The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Minnesota Museum of American Art, St. Paul, MN
Museum of the City of New York, New York, NY

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