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Diane Arbus    (American, 1923-1971)

 Diane Arbus - Waitress, Nudist Camp, N.J., 1963 (Photographs)
Diane Arbus
Waitress, Nudist Camp, N.J., 1963
 
  

Biography
1923 Born Diane Nemerov on March 14th, 1923, in New York, NY
1929 - 1937 Attended the Ethical Culture Elementary School
1937 - 1941 Attended the Fieldston High School
1941 Married Allan Arbus
1956 Abandoned fashion photography to pursue her own work
1955 - 1957 Studied photography with Lisette Model, New School for Social Research, New York, NY
1959 Separated from Allan Arbus
1960 Her first published photographs appeared in Esquire
1963 Received her first Guggenheim Fellowship for her project AMERICAN
1963 - 1966 Instructor of Photography, Parson School of Design, New York, NY and Instructor of Photography, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
1966 Awarded Guggenheim Fellowship
1968 - 1969 Instructor of Photography, Cooper Union, New York, NY
1970 Recipient: Robert Leavitt Award
1970 Taught at Rhode Island School of Design, Providence
1970 - 1971 Instructor of Photography, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
1971 Died on July 26th, 1971, in New York, NY

Exhibitions
2013 Dark Blue The Water as Protagonist - Haggerty Museum of Art, Milwaukee, WI
2013 Une Affaire De Famille - La Photographie Dans Les Collections De Stephane, Rodolphe Et Sebastien Janssen - Museé de la photographie de Charleroi, Charleroi
2013 Light Sensitive - Nasher Museum of Art, Durham, NC
2013 The Time is Now - John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2013 The Unphotographable - Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2012 September 11, P.S.1. MoMa, New York, USA
2012 Diane Arbus, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Germany (solo)
2012 Diane Arbus, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany (solo)
2012 Another story. 1000 Photographs from the Moderna Museet Collection, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
2012 Diane Arbus: Affinities, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, UK (solo)
2012 Through the Looking Glass, me Collectors Room, Berlin, Germany
2011 - 2012 PHOTOGRAPHY CALLING! Fotografie und Gegenwart, Sprengel Museum Hannover, Hannover, Germany
2011 Pictures by Women: A History of Modern Photography, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
2011 Artists Rooms, Tate Modern, London, GB (solo)
2011 Diane Arbus Retrospective, Jeu de Paume, Paris, France; Fotomuseum, Winterthur, Zurich, Swtizerland; Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany; FOAM, Amsterdam, Holland (solo)
2011 Diane Arbus: People and Other Singularities, Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, USA (solo)
2011 Diane Arbus, Peder Lund, Oslo, Norway (solo)
2010 75 Years of Looking Forward: Focus on Artists, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
2010 Private Eyes, la Colección de Laurence Miller, Sala Municipal de San Benito, Valladolid, Spain
2010 Picturing New York: Photographs from The Museum of Modern Art, IMMA, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
2010 The Sum of Myself: Photographic Self-Portraits from the Audrey and Sydney Irmas Collection, Los Angeles County Museum of Art / LACMA, Los Angeles
2010 Masters of Photography, Fifty One Fine Art Photography, Antwerpen, Belgium
2010 Face to Face: 150 Years of Photographic Portraiture, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix and CCP Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, USA
2010 elles@centrepompidou, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
2010 Diane Arbus: Christ in a lobby and Other Unknown or Almost Known Works Selected by Robert Gober, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, CA (solo)
2010 Diane Arbus: In the Absence of Others,Cheim & Reid, New York, NY (solo)
2009 Diane Arbus, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, UK (solo)
2009 The White Under The Red, Galerie Metro, Berlin, Germany
2009 Seventies, le choc de la photographie américaine, BNF – Bibliothèque National de France, Paris, France
2009 The Fallen Angels, Watarium Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokio, Japan
2009 1968. Die große Unschuld, Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany
2009 BIG CITY, Wien Museum, Vienna, Austria
2009 Sander's Children, Danziger Projects, New York
2009 Street & Studio, Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany
2009 Artist Rooms: Diane Arbus, National Museum, Cardiff, UK (solo)
2009 The Female Gaze: Women Look at Women, Cheim & Read, New York, NY
2009 New at the Morgan: Acquisitions Since 2004, The Morgan Library & Museum, New York, NY
2008 - 2009 Le Choc de la Photographie Americaine, Bibliotheque Nationale de France, Paris, France
2008 - 2009 Diane Arbus: A Printed Retrospective, 1960-1971, Curated by Pierre Leguillon, Kadist Art Foundation, Paris, France (solo)
2008 Arbus, Avedon, Sander, Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York, NY
2008 People, Jim Kempner Fine Art, New York, NY
2008 Times Square, Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York, NY
2008 Diane Arbus, Neil Selkirk, Camera Work, Berlin, Germany
2008 Female Trouble, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany
2008 Street & Studio: An Urban History of Photography, Tate Modern, London
2008 New York at Night: Photographs from the Collection, MoMA – The Museum of Modern Art, New York
2007 Diane Arbus - Helen Levitt: A Conversation, Laurence Miller Gallery, New York
2007 NEW YORK, NY, Fifty One Fine Art Photography, Antwerpen, Belgium
2007 Americans, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria
2007 June Bride, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY
2007 All the More Real, Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY
2007 Second View, Kloster Unser Lieben Frauen, Magdeburg, Germany
2007 Something Was There: Early Work by Diane Arbus, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, CA (solo)
2007 Diane Arbus, Galerie Thomas Zander, Cologne, Germany (solo)
2007 A Fine Collection, A Gallery for Fine Photography, New Orleans,
LA (solo)
2006 Eye of the Beholder: Photographs from the Collection of Richard Avedon, Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York, NY; Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2006 Recent Acquisitions: New York Street Photography from the 1960s and 1970s, (16 Diane Arbus Coney Island photographs) New York Public Library, New York, NY
2006 Das Achte Feld/The Eight Square, Museum Ludwig Cologne, Germany
2006 The Construction of the Other, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium
2006 Biennale Internazionale di Fotografia di Brescia, Italy
2006 The Street: Pioneers of 20th-Century Photography, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2006 The photographs of Diane Arbus, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Australia (solo)
2003 - 2006 Diane Arbus: Revelations, (200 photographs and supplementary ephemera), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY; Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany; Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK; Fundació la Caixa, Barcelona, Spain; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN (solo)
2005 Photographing the Museum, Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York, NY
2005 Bilanz in zwei Akten, Kunstverein Hannover, Hannover, Germany
2005 Family Albums, Reynolda House Museum of American Art, Winston-Salem, USA / Portland Art Museum, Portland, USA(solo)
2005 Set Up: Recent Acquisitions in Photography, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
2005 Reinstallation of The Museum of Modern Art's Collection, MoMA – The Museum of Modern Art, New York
2005 Diane Arbus: Other Faces, Other Rooms, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, NY
 (solo)
2005 Diane Arbus, Gallery Koyanagi, Portland, OR (solo)
2004 - 2005 Diane Arbus: Family Albums, Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, South Hadley, MA; Grey Art Gallery, New York, NY; Portland Art Museum, Portland, ME; Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, KS (solo)
2002 - 2005 Eye to Eye, Groninger Museum, Holland, The Netherlands
2004 Ghost Stories: The Disembodied Spirit, Austin Museum of Art, Austin, TX
2004 Menschenbilder, Galerie Thomas Zander, Cologne, Germany
2004 Photographers of Genius, Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA
2004 Family Albums, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, USA / Grey Art Gallery, New York University (solo)
2004 Female Identities? Künstlerinnen der Sammlung Goetz, Weserburg I Museum für Moderne Kunst, Bremen, Germany
2004 Photography Until Now; Museum of Modern Art, New York (auch im Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio)
2004 On the Art of Fixing a Shadow: One Hundred and Fifty Years of Photography; National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. und Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois (auch im Los Angeles County Museum of Art)
2003 - 2004 Cruel and Tender, Tate Modern, London; Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
2003 - 2004 A Clear Vision, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany
2003 Gogh Modern, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2003 Pictures from Within, Whitney Museum, New York, NY
2003 Flesh Tones, Robert Mann Gallery, New York, NY
2003 Diane Arbus, De Hallen, Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem, Niederlande 1972 (solo)
2002 American Standard: (Para) Normality and Everyday Life, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY
2001 - 2002 J. Johnson Gallery, Jacksonville, FL
2001 Voice, Image, Gesture: Selections from The Jewish Museum’s Collection, 1945 – 2000, The Jewish Museum, New York, NY
2001 Homage to the Square: Picturing Washington Square, 1890-1865, Berry-Hill Galleries, Inc., New York, NY
2001 Diane Arbus: A Box of Ten Photographs, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, CA (solo)
2000 - 2001 Diane Arbus: Untitled 1969-1971, Galerie Karsten Greve, Cologne, Germany (solo)
2000 Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium (solo)
1997 Diane Arbus: Women, Galleria Photology, Milan, Italy (solo)
1996 - 1997 Diane Arbus: Women, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1996 Untitled: Diane Arbus, Pace Wildenstein, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
1995 The Movies: Photographs from 1956 to 1958, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1992 Diane Arbus: Untitled 1970-71, Jan Kesner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
1991 Diane Arbus: Photographs, Edwynn Houk Gallery, Chicago, IL (solo)
1991 Diane Arbus: Untitled 1970-71, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1977 Mirrors and Windows: American Photography since 1960; Museum of Modern Art; New York
1972 Retrospective, Museum of Modern Art, New York (solo)
1971 Contemporary Photographs I; Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
1971 Venice Biennale, Italy
1969 Thirteen Photographers; Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York
1969 Human Concern/Personal Torment: The Grotesque in American Art; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
1969 New Photography U.S.A., Museum of Modern Art, New York
1969 10 Photographers; U.S. Pavilion, Japan World Exhibition, Osaka, Japan
1967 New Documents: Diane Arbus, Lee Friedlander, Garry Winogrand; Museum of Modern Art; New York
1965 Recent Acquisitions: Photography; Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York; School of Fine Arts, University of Wisconsin
1965 Invitational Exhibition: 10 American Photographers Milwaukee
1955 The Family of Man (with Allan Arbus), Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York

Literature
2012 Diane Arbus: An Aperture Monograph: Fortieth-Anniversary Edition by Marvin Israel, Doon Arbus and Diane Arbus
2011 Diane Arbus – Untitled, Ausst.Kat., Schirmer Mosel: München, 2011
2011 Photography calling!, Ausst.Kat., Steidl: Göttingen, 2011
2005 Diane Arbus: The Libraries, 2005 (ed. by Doon Arbus)
2003 Diane Arbus: Familiy Album, 2003
2003 Arbus, Diane. Revelations. New York: Random House and Toronto: Random House of Canada Limited
1995 Arbus and Yolanda Cuomo, Eds. Untitled. New York: Aperture
1984 Arbus, Diane. and Thomas W. Southall. Diane Arbus Magazine Work. Eds. Doon Arbus and Marvin Israel. Millerton. NY: Aperture
1972 Arbus, Diane. Diane Arbus. Eds. Doon Arbus and Marvin Israel
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