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Robert Frank    (Swiss, 1924)

 Robert Frank - Motorama, Los Angeles (Photographs)
Robert Frank
Motorama, Los Angeles 1956
 
 Robert Frank - Political Rally- Chicago (Photographs)
Robert Frank
Political Rally- Chicago
 
 Robert Frank - Untitled (Photographs)
Robert Frank
Untitled
 

Biography
1924 Born in Zurich, Switzerland
1941 - 1944 Began a series of apprenticeships and employment positions as a photographer’s assistant in Switzerland
1947 Soon after his emigration to New York in 1947, Alexey Brodovitch hired Frank as a fashion photographer for Harper’s Bazaar
1955 Guggenheim Fellowship; also 1956
1955 - 1957 Embarked on a two-year trip across America during which he took over 28,000 pictures
1959 Frank began making films
1970 - 1971 American Film Institute grant
1985 Deutsche Gesellschaft für Photographie Erich Salomon Prize
1987 Friends of Photography Peer Award for a Distinguished Career in Photography
1996 Hasselblad Foundation International Award in Photography
1999 Honorary Ph.D. from the University of Göteborg
2000 International Center of Photography Cornell Capa Infinity Award
2002 Edward MacDowell Medal
Robert Frank lives and works in New York City and Nova Scotia

Exhibitions
2009 Looking In: Robert Frank’s The Americans, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY (solo)
2008 - 2009 Robert Frank: Paris, Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany; Museo di Fotografia Contemporanea, Milan, Italy; Jeu de Paume, Paris, France; Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (solo)
2008 Robert Frank: Lo straniero americano, Palazzo Reale, Milan, Italy (solo)
2007 Robert Frank: Words, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Santiago, Chile (solo)
2005 Robert Frank: Argumentos, Museu d´Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain (solo)
2004 - 2005 Robert Frank: Storylines, Tate Modern, London, UK; Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland; Fotostiftung Schweiz (Schweizerische Stiftung für die Photographie), Winterthur, Switzerland (solo)
2003 Robert Frank: London/Wales, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC (solo)
2003 Robert Frank Photographs, Austin Museum of Art, Austin, TX (solo)
2002 Robert Frank, Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, Ottawa, ON (solo)
2002 Time Distance Memory / ROBERT FRANK: Selected Works 1948-1961 - Laurence Miller Gallery, New York City, NY (solo)
2002 Robert Frank: A Selection 1948 - 1961, Laurence Miller Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2000 - 2001 Robert Frank: HOLD STILL – Keep Going, Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany; Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain; Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisbon, Portugal (solo)
1998 Robert Frank: The Americans, The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI (solo)
1997 Robert Frank, Hasselblad Center, Gothenburg, Sweden (solo)
1995 Robert Frank: The Americans, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO (solo)
1993 Robert Frank and the everyday, Presentation House Gallery, North Vancouver, BC (solo)
1987 Robert Frank: New York to Nova Scotia, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX; Museum Folkwang Essen, Essen, Germany (solo)
1985 Robert Frank: Fotografias/Films 1948-1984, Sala Parpallo, Valencia, Spain (solo)
1980 The New American Filmmakers Series: Robert Frank, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (solo)
1979 Robert Frank: Photographer/Filmmaker, Works from 1945-1979, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA (solo)
1962 Photographs by Harry Callahan and Robert Frank, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
1961 Robert Frank: Photographer, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL (solo)
1950 51 American Photographers, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

Literature
2004 Storylines
2003 Frank Films: the film and video work of robert frank
2003 London/Wales
2001 HOLD STILL . . . Keep Going
1996 Thank You
1996 Flamingo
1994 Moving Out
1993 Black White and Things
1989 Lines of My Hand
1986 New York to Nova Scotia
1958 - 1959 The Americans
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