Saul Leiter  (American, 1923-2013) 

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Saul Leiter Biography
1923   Born in Pittsburgh
1946   Left theological college in Cleveland, moved to New York to pursue painting
1946   Trades some of W. Eugene Smith’s Spanish village photographs for a Leica 1C, makes photographs on streets of New York
1947   Attended Beaumont Newhall’s exhibition of Cartier-Bresson’s work at MoMA, confirms his desire to become a photographer
1953   25 images included in Steichen’s Always the Young Stranger exhibition at MoMA
1953   Opened studio on Bleecker St. for portrait, fashion, and advertising photography
1957   Fashion color work first published by Henry Wolf at Esquire
1960   Photo essays for Elle and Show, active in fashion work in England
1963   Moved studio to lower Fifth Avenue (until 1981)
2013   Died in New York, NY
Selected Exhibitions
2008   London, Faggionato Fine Arts, Saul Leiter Early Colour 1948-1959
2008   New York, Howard Greenberg Gallery, Saul Leiter: Women
2008   Saul Leiter, Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson, Paris (solo)
2007   Saul Leiter: Early Color, University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor (solo)
2007   Pieces of a City. Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York
2007   Mapping the City. Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
2007   When Color Was New. Art Institute of Chicago
2006   In Living Color: Photographs by Saul Leiter, Milwaukee Art Museum (solo)
2006   Saul Leiter: Color, Fifty One Fine Art Photography, Antwerp (solo)
2006   The Fashion Photographs of Saul Leiter, Festival of Fashion Photography, Hyeres, France (solo)
2006   Color Photography. Amon Carter Museum, Texas.
2006   The Streets of New York. National Gallery of art Washington, DC.
2005   Saul Leiter: Early Color Work, Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York (solo)
2004   Saul Leiter: In Color, Staton Greenberg Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA (solo)
2002   New York: Capital of Photography. The Jewish Museum, New York.
2002   New York Scene: Ted Croner, Sid Grossman, Saul Leiter and Leon Levinstein. Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York.
2002   Visions From American: Photographs from the Whitney Museum of American Art 1940-2001. Whitney Museum, New York.
1998   Look at Me, Fashion and Photography in Britain 1960 to the Present. British Council, European Touring Exhibition.
1997   Saul Leiter In Color, Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York (solo)
1997   Saul Leiter In Color, Martha Schneider Gallery, Chicago, IL (solo)
1996   Delirium, Ricco/Maresca Gallery, New York
1995   By Night, Cartier Foundation, Paris
1994   Outside Fashion: Style and Subversion. Howard Greenberg Gallery
1994   The New York School, Dean Jensen Gallery, Milwaukee
1993   Saul Leiter Photography 1945-1970, Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York (solo)
1991   Appearances: Fashion Photography Since 1945, Victoria and Albert Museum, London
1985   Gallery Lafayette, New York
1984   Gallery Lafayette, New York
1953   Contemporary Photography, Tokyo Museum, Tokyo
1953   Always the Young Stranger, Museum of Modern Art, New York
1950   Tanager Gallery, New York
1950   Samuel Koonst Gallery, New York
1947   Abstract and Surrealist Art, Art Institute of Chicago
1947   Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH
1945   The Outlines Gallery, Pittsburgh
1944   Ten Thirty Gallery, Cleveland
1991   Appearances: Fashion Photography
1989   The Correspondent Magazine: Saul Leiter Rediscovered/Martin Harrison
1961   Infinity: Saul Leiter’s World/Rob Cowley