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Berenice Abbott    (American, 1898-1991)

 Berenice Abbott - Snuff Shop (Photographs)
Berenice Abbott
Snuff Shop 1938-1938
 
  

Biography
1898 Born in Springfield, OH, USA
1923 Hired by Man Ray as a darkroom assistant at his portrait studio in Montparnasse, France
1929 Moved to New York City and begins chronicling the architecture and urban life of the 1930s
1970 Her first major retrospective exhibition is hold at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, USA
1989 Received the International Center of Photography's Lifetime Achievement Award, New York, NY, USA
1991 Died in Monson, ME, USA

Exhibitions
2006 Berenice Abbott Exhibitions in 2006:
Speaking with Hands, Museum Folkwang Essen, Essen, Germany
American Icons, Corkin Shopland Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
7 Documentarians, David Winton Bell Gallery, Providence, RI, USA
2005 Berenice Abbott Exhibitions in 2005:
Boîte à conserves, Produzentengalerie Hamburg, Germany
Europe in Art: A HVB Group Project, National Museum of Contemporary Art (MNAC), Bucharest, Hungary
2004 Berenice Abbott Exhibitions in 2004:
Duality/Dialectic, Davison Art Center, Middletown, CT, USA
Modern Means: Continuity and Change in Art from 1880 to the Present, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
2003 Berenice Abbott Exhibitions in 2003:
Berenice Abbott's Circle: New York/Paris, Laurence Miller Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Enchanted Evening, Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Vintage Photographs of NYC from the 1930s and 1940s, Lee Gallery, Winchester, MA, USA
Künstlerphotographien: Berühmte Photographen portraitieren berühmte Künstler, Galerie Pudelko, Bonn, Germany
Une autre modernité: La question de la ville, 1915-1950, Musée dart contemporain de Montréal, Quebec, Canada
2002 Berenice Abbott Exhibitions in 2002:
Shopping, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, England
New York, New York: The City in Photographs, Staley Wise, New York, NY, USA
Star Spangled Spirit, Bonni Benrubi Gallery, New York, NY, USA
2001 Berenice Abbott Exhibitions in 2001:
Vital Form: American Art in the Anatomic Age, 1940-1960, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY, USA
The Photograph and the American Dream: The Stephen White Collection II, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2000 Berenice Abbott Exhibitions in 2000:
Portfoglio: Photographs of a Century, Galerie Tanit, Munich, Germany
Photography in Boston: 1955-1985, DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA, USA
150 Years of Photography, Davison Art Center, Middletown, CT, USA
Desiring Eye: Retrospective of photography from Moderna Museet, Contemporary Art Center Vilnius (CAC), Vilnius, Lithuania
Lécole de Paris, 1904-1929: La part de l'Autre, Musée dArt Moderne de la Ville de Paris (MAM/ARC), Paris, France
1999 Berenice Abbott: Changing New York, Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Duesseldorf, Germany
1998 Berenice Abbott Exhibitions in 1998:
Changing New York, Museum of the City of New York, New York, NY, USA
Images from the Machine Age, International Center of Photography, New York, NY, USA
Photographs by Berenice Abbott, Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, ME, USA
Spirit of the Metropolis: Berenice Abbott's New York, Davison Art Center, Middletown, CT, USA
1997 Tower Gallery, Yokahama, Japan
1996 Retrospective, International Center for Photography, New York, NY, USA
1995 Photo Poche #61, Hank O'Neal, Paris, France
1994 FNAC Galeries Photo, Paris, France
1991 Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME, USA
1990 Berenice Abbott Exhibitions in 1990:
Group Exhibition, Massachussetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA
Group Exhibition, Corcoran Gallery of Art Washington, D.C., USA
1989 A Modern Vision, New York Public Library New York, NY, USA
1988 Aperture #9, Julia Van Haafte, New York, NY, USA
1986 Retrospective, Ikona Gallery Venice, Italy
1985 Massachussetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA
1982 Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, USA
1981 Museum of the City of New York, New York, NY, USA
1973 New York in the ThirtiesM, Elizabeth McCaus, New York, NY, USA
1970 Berenice Abbott Photographs Retrospective, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, USA
1969 The Attractive Universe, E.G. Valens, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., USA
1968 A Portrait of Maine, E.G. Valens, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., USA
1953 San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA, USA
1939 Changing New York, Elizabeth McCaus, New York, NY, USA
1937 Changing New York, Museum of the City of New York, New York, NY, USA
1928 First Salon of Independent Photographers, Paris, France
1926 Au Sacre du Printemps, Paris, France

Literature
1973 McCausland, Elizabeth. Changing New York. New York: Dutton, 1939. Reprint: New York in the Thirties, as Photographed by Berenice Abbott (New York: Dover).
1968 Hall, Chenoweth. A Portrait of Maine. (New York: Macmillan)
1949 Wysham, Henry. Greenwich Village: Yesterday and Today. (New York: Harper).
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