Lawrence Schiller

(American, b. 1936)

Biography

Timeline

1936
Born in Brooklyn, NY
1949 - 1953
Attended La Jolla High School, La Jolla, CA
1953
Wins five High School Graflex Awards, and writes a chapter on lighting for the book Graphic–Graflex Photography
Works with Andy Lopez, photographer for the Acme NewsPix, in New York as his photographic assistant
Begins publishing in Sport magazine and The New York Times
Wins Socialistic Sports Association scholarship to Pepperdine College, Malibu, CA
1954
Wins Scholastic Magazine Photographic Awards
1955
Published first photos in The Saturday Evening Post
1956
Publishes first photograph in Life magazine; photo titled Head Over Heals in Work
1957
Graduates from Pepperdine College, Malibu, CA
1958
Photographs first playmate, Joan Staley, for Playboy magazine
Publishes first color photographs of dancer Julie Newmar in Life magazine
1960
Photographs Richard Nixon’s unsuccessful campaign for President of the United States for Paris Match magazine
1961
Wins National Press Photographers Association and Encyclopedia Awards Best Storytelling Photo for photo of Nixon losing to John F. Kennedy

Exhibitions

2012
American Moments - Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Backyard Oasis: The Swimming Pool in Southern California Photography, 1945-1982 - Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA
2010
15 Minutes of Fame: Portraits from Ansel Adams to Andy Warhol, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
2009
Guy Hepner Photography, Los Angeles, CA
Rohrar Fine Art, Laguna Beach, CA
Marilyn 12 - Olyvia Fine Art, London, UK (solo)
2008
National Gallery for Foreign Art, Sofia, Bulgaria (solo)
Hong Kong ArtWalk - Schoeni Art Gallery, Hong Kong
2007
Marilyn Monroe and America in the 1960s: The Photographs of Lawrence Schiller, Branch Gallery, Hong Kong (solo)
Lawrence Schiller, Galerie F5,6 für Fotografie, Munich, Germany (solo)
2004
I Wanna Be Loved By You: Photographs of Marilyn Monroe from the Leon and Michaela Constantiner Collection - Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York City, NY