Joel-Peter Witkin  (American, 1939) 

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Joel-Peter Witkin Biography
1939   Born in Brooklyn, NY
1974   CAPS Grant in Photography NYC
1977   Ford Foundation Grant
1982   Natl Endowment for the Arts Photography Fellowship
1984   Natl Endowment for the Arts Photography Fellowship
1986   Natl Endowment for the Arts Photography Fellowship
1988   International Center of Photography Award
1991   The French Minister of Culture/awared by Jack Lang
1992   Natl Endowment for the Arts Photography Fellowship
1999 - 2000   Commander of the Legion of Honor, Paris
  Lives and works in Albuquerque, NM
Selected Exhibitions
2011   Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, France (solo)
2010   Galerie Baudoin Lebon, Paris, France (solo)
Castillo I Sehie, Italy (solo)
Minshar School of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel (solo)
2009   Itaú Cultural, São Paulo, Brazil (solo)
2008   Poetic Realism, Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, IL (solo)
Poetic Realism, Silverstein Photography, New York, NY (solo)
Galerie Baudoin Lebon, Paris, France (solo)
2007   Human Kind, Hasted Hunt Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2006   Vintage Work, Hasted Hunt Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris, France (solo)
Oeuvres recentes, Espace Jules Valles, Saint Martin d'Heres, Belgium (solo)
2005   Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, IL (solo)
Etherton Gallery, Tuscon, AZ (solo)
2004   Baudoin Lebon Gallery, Paris, France (solo)
Heart Beats Dust, Ricco/Maresca Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2002   The Nature of Still Life: From Fox Talbot to the Present Day, Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Bologna, Italy
The image of Jesus Christ in Photography, The Fotografie Forum: Museum of Modern Art, Frankfurt, Germany
Stadische Museen, Jena, Germany
Infinito Gallery, Torino, Italy
Galerie Baudoin Lebon, Paris, France
Ricco/Maresca, New York, NY
Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2001   Joel-Peter Witkin: Photographs from the Stephan Janssen Collection, University of Arizona Art Museum, Tempe, AZ
“Joel-Peter Witkin: In and Out of Life”, Art Concern Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
Joel-Peter Witkin Fahey/Klein gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Art Since 1850, an introduction to the Collection, Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH
2000   Picture Photo Space Japan
1998   The Museum of Fine Arts & the Museum of N.M. Santa Fe, NM
1997   Fraenkel Gallery San Francisco, CA
1995   Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NY
Fraenkel Gallery San Francisco, CA
1993   Fraenkel Gallery San Francisco, CA
Magicians of Light, National Gallery of Canada
1992   U. of Illinois Champaign-Urbana, IL
1989   On the Art of Fixing a Shadow, National Gallery of Art
1987   Crosscurrents: Forty Years of Photographic Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA
1986   Sacred Images in Secular Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Signs of the Times: Some Recuring Motifs in Twentieth Century Photography, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA
Several Exceptionally Good, Recently Acquired Pictures, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1985   The Sam Wagstaff Collection, International Center of Photography, NY
Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
1983   Personal Choice, Victoria and Albert Museum London, England
Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO
Stedelijk Mus, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Pace Wildenstein MacGill Gallery, New York, NY
1982   Galerie Texbraun, Paris, France
Galerie Baudoin Lebon, Paris, France
1981   Group show at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
1980   Exhibited in Projects Studio One, New York, NY
1959   Group show at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Selected Public Collections
  Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH
  Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, France
  Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
  Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid Spain
  George Eastman House, Rochester, NY
  High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
  The J. Paul Getty Museum, Malibu, CA
  Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO
  The Kinsey Institute, Bloomington, IN
  The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
  Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
  The Museum of Fine Art, Houston, TX
  The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
  The National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
  National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C.
  Princeton Art Museum, Princeton, NJ
  San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
  Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Holland
  Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography
  University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
  Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England
  Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Literature
2010   The Master Series: Joel-Peter Witkin , Delpire Publishers, Paris
2009   The Journal of Joel-Peter Witkin:The Maxims of Men Disclose Their Hearts, 21 st Editions, South Dennis, MA
2007   Joel-Peter Witkin, Phaidon, London
2006   Bourgeoisie in DeNeil, A. Suite of 10 Etchings, Landfall Press, Santa Fe, NM
2003   Songs of Innocence , 21 st Editions, South Dennis, MA
2002   Songs of Experience , poems by William Blake, photographs by Joel-PeterWitkin, 21 st Editions, South Dennis, MA
2001   Joel-Peter Witkin, “55" Series, Phaidon, London
2000   Disciple & Maître , Marval, Paris, France
1999   The Bone House , Twin Palms Publishers, Santa Fe, NM

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