Timeline

1931
Born in Denver, USA
1953–1957
Fighter Pilot, U.S. Marine Corps
1960
MFA, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, USA
1971–1972
Chair, Society for Photographic Education
1976
Recipient, Guggenheim Fellowship in Art
1977
Recipient, National Endowment for the Arts Individual Artist’s Grant
1981
Recipient, National Endowment for the Arts Individual Artist’s Grant
1986
Recipient, National Endowment for the Arts Individual Artist’s Grant
1992
Honored Educator, Society for Photographic Education
2006
Died in Albuquerque, USA

Exhibitions

2012
60 from the 60s: George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film, Rochester, USA
Figure and Form in Contemporary Photography, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, USA
L.A. Raw: Abject Expressionism in Los Angeles 1945 - 1980, From Rico Lebrun to Paul McCarthy, Pasadena Museum of California Art, Pasadena, USA
2011
Robert Heinecken, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York, USA
Object Matter, Cherry and Martin Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Robert Heinecken, Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles, USA
2008
Robert Heinecken, Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles, USA
Robert Heinecken: Dream/Circles/Cycles, Vintage Works 1964-1973, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, USA
2007
Image as Object, Andrew Roth Gallery, New York, USA
Robert Heinecken, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, USA
2006
Robert Heinecken: Magazines, Smart Museum of Art, Chicago, USA
2002
Robert Heinecken, Robert Rauscheneberg, Pace Macgill Gallery, New York, USA
2000
Media Amnesia, Robert Heinecken, Les Rencontres, Arles, France
Making Light: Photography and Humor, Francis Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, USA
1999
Robert Heinecken Photographist: A 35 Year Retrospective, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, USA
Robert Heinecken: Editions. Suites, Portfolios, Artist Books, Magazines, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, USA
The Big G stands for Goodness: Corida Kent 1960s Pop, Harriet and Charles Luckman Fine Arts Complex, Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, USA
1998
John Baldessori, Robert Heinecken, Ed Ruscha, Pace Macgill Gallery, New York, USA

Literature

1999
“Robert Heinecken Photographist: A 35 Year Retrospective,” Exhibition Catalogue, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
1999
“American Photography: A Century of Images,” p. 176, 217.
1999
“Photography from 1839 to Today,” George Eastman House, p. 41.
1999
“Seizing the Light: A History of Photography,” pp.385, 397, 388-389.
1999
“Rattling the Frame: The Photographic Space 1974-1999,” Exhibition Catalogue, Camerawork, San Francisco, reproduction on p. 27 (78-13).
1999
“Ghost in the Shell: Photography and the Human Soul 1850-2000,” Exhibition Catalogue, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, reproduction on p. 41 (65-23).