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O. Winston Link    (American, 1914-2001)

 O. Winston Link - Birmingham Special at Wurno Siding (Photographs)
O. Winston Link
Birmingham Special at Wurno Siding 1957
 
 O. Winston Link - Birmingham Special, Rural Retreat, VA (Photographs)
O. Winston Link
Birmingham Special, Rural Retreat, VA 1957
 
 O. Winston Link - Birmingham Special, Rural Retreat, Virginia (Photographs) h: 16 x w: 20 in / h: 40.6 x w: 50.8 cm
O. Winston Link
Birmingham Special, Rural Retreat, Virginia 1957
 
 O. Winston Link - Ghost Town, Stanley, VA (Photographs) h: 16 x w: 20 in / h: 40.6 x w: 50.8 cm
O. Winston Link
Ghost Town, Stanley, VA 1957
 
 O. Winston Link - Ghost Town, Stanley, VA (Photographs)
O. Winston Link
Ghost Town, Stanley, VA 1957
 
 O. Winston Link - Hawksbill Creek Swimming Hole, Luray, Virginia (Photographs) h: 16 x w: 20 in / h: 40.6 x w: 50.8 cm
O. Winston Link
Hawksbill Creek Swimming Hole, Luray, Virginia 1956
 
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Biography
1914 Born Ogle Winston Link on December 16, 1914 in Brooklyn, NY
1937 Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, Polytechnic Institute (now Polytechnic University), Brooklyn, NY
1937 - 1942 Worked as a photographer for New York City public relations firm Carl Byoir Associates
1942 Went to work for Columbia Institute Laboratory in Mineola, Long Island where he performed secret war research for the U.S. Government
1942 Because of the proximity of the LIRR to the lab where he worked and his ongoing interest in trains, he started taking photographs of the trains
1945 Began working independently as a photographer after WWII
1955 - 1960 Photographed the trains on the Norfolk & Western Railroad in Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland and North Carolina
1960 Returned to New York and continued as a commercial photographer
2000 He agreed to the creation of the O. Winston Link Museum to be located in the historic Norfalk & Western Passenger Station in Roanoke, VA, and the station was restored and refurbished by famed industrial designer Raymond Loewy
2001 Died in South Salem, NY
2004 The O. Winston Link Museum opened

Exhibitions
2000 Classic & Rare Photographs of America’s Steam Railroad, Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, IL (solo)
2000 Robert Klein Gallery, Boston, MA (solo)
1999 Andrew Smith Gallery, Santa Fe, NM (solo)
1999 The Photographer’s Gallery, London (solo)
1998 The Ralls Collection, Washington, DC (solo)
1998 Expanded Visions: The Panoramic Photograph. Addison Gallery of American Art, Philips Academy, Andover, MA.
1998 Robert Mann Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1997 10th Anniversary Exhibition, Jan Kesner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1997 G. Gibson Gallery, Seattle, WA (solo)
1997 Trains That Pass in the Night, Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, Lincoln, NE
1996 Last Steam Railroad in America, Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, IL (solo)
1996 Picturing the South: 1860 to the Present, The High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
1995 Rails, Trails, and Back Roads: O. Winston Link and Other Photographers, William King Regional Arts Center, Abingdon, VA
1995 Last Steam Railroad in America, Robert Mann Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1995 James Danziger Gallery, New York, NY
1995 Spaces for the Self: The Symbolic Imagery of Place, The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College, Chicago, IL
1994 Preview of the 1994/95 Exhibition Year, Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, IL
1994 Steam, Steel & Stars: Photographs by O. Winston Link, Center for Metropolitan Studies, University of Missouri, St. Louis, MO (solo)
1994 Transport, Curated by Helen Miranda Wilson, Maier Museum of Art, Randolf-Macon Women's College, Lynchburg, VA
1993 Night Trick, Photo Gallery International, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
1992 The Ghost Trains, Dean Jensen Gallery, Milwaukee, WI (solo)
1992 American Industrialism, 1902-1992, Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
1992 Works by Gallery Artists, Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, IL
1991 Special Edition Prints, James Danziger Gallery, New York, NY; and Robert Burge/20th Century Photographs, Ltd., New York, NY (solo)
1990 America's Last Steam Railroad, The Camera Obscura Gallery, Denver, CO (solo)
1989 Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, IL (solo)
1988 Vintage Photographs, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, CA (solo)
1982 Floods of Light: Flash Photography 1851-1981, The Photographers' Gallery, London, UK

Literature
1999 The American Art Book, London, Phaidon Press, Ltd.
1997 The Photography Book, London, Phaidon Press, Ltd.
1995 The Last Steam Railroad in America: Photographs by O. Winston Link, Thomas H. Garver, Harry N. Abrams Publishing, New York, NY
1987 Steam, Steel, and Stars: America's Last Steam Railroad, Tim Hensley, Harry N. Abrams Publishing, New York, NY
1983 Night Trick: Photographs of the Norfolk & Western Railway, Norfolk & Western Railway - publishers, Norfolk, VA
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