James Van Der Zee  (American, 1886-1983) 

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James Van Der Zee Biography
1886   Born: Lenox, Massachusetts
1983   Deceased: Washington, DC
Selected Exhibitions
2007   “photo la”, Santa Monica, CA, January 18-21, Jenkins Johnson Gallery
2005   “hrlm-pictures”, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
2005   “African American Art-Photographs from the Collection”, Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis, MO
2004   “Common Ground-Discovering Community in 150 Years of Art”,The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
2004   “Ghost Stories-The Disembodied Spirit”, Austin Museum of Art-AMOA, Austin, TX
2004   “Stagestruck in America-Artists, Entertainers & Audiences, 1906-1956”, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT
2003   “HairStories”, Scottsdale Museum of Modern Art, Phoenix, AZ
2003   “Generations-African-American Art in the VMFA Collection”, Virgina Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA
2003   “Challenge of the Modern: African American Artists 1925-1945”, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
2002   “Celebrating the Legacy III-African American Art at the Corcoran” The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
2001   “Narratives of African American Art and Identity” Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA
2001   “More than One”, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY
2001   “James VanDerZee”,The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
2001   “James VanDerZee-Selections from the Sandor Family Collection Gift”, International Center of Photography, New York, NY
1999   “Narratives of African American Art and Identity”, The H.M. de Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco, CA
1999   “Narratives of African American Art and Identity-The David C. Driskell Collection”, Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, ME
1998   “Tradition & Conflict: A Visual History of African-Americans in Art, 19th and Early 20th Centuries, Ledbetter Lusk Gallery”, Memphis, TN
1997   “Rhapsodies in Black: Art of the Harlem Renaissance”, Hayward Gallery, London, England H.M. de Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco, CA
1997   The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
1997   “Centurions: 101 Visions”, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA
1995   High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
1995   “African-American Art: 20th Century Masterworks, II, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York, NY; 1996-2001
1994   “Empowerment: The Art of African American Artists”, Krasdale Gallery, White Plains, NY
1993   “VanDerZee: Photographer, 1886-1983”, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
1991   “Eclectic Lens: Photographs from The Paul Jones Collection”, Beach Institute, Savannah, GA
1989   “Roots in Harlem: Photographs by James VanDerZee from the Collection of Regina A. Perry”, Memphis Memorial Art Gallery, Memphis, TN
1983   “A Century of Black Photographers: 1840-1960, Museum of Art”, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
1979   “The Legacy of James VanDerZee: A Portrait of Black Americans”, Alternative Center for the Arts, New York, NY
1970   Lenox Public Library (solo)
1968   “Harlem on My Mind”, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

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