Diane Arbus

(American, 1923–1971)

waitress, nudist camp, n.j., 1963 by diane arbus

Diane Arbus

Waitress, Nudist Camp, N.J., 1963

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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
Married Allan Arbus
1955 - 1957
Studied photography with Lisette Model, New School for Social Research, New York, NY
Abandoned fashion photography to pursue her own work
Separated from Allan Arbus
Her first published photographs appeared in Esquire
1963 - 1966
Instructor of Photography, Parson School of Design, New York, NY and Instructor of Photography, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
Received her first Guggenheim Fellowship for her project AMERICAN


Dark Blue The Water as Protagonist - Haggerty Museum of Art, Milwaukee, WI
Une Affaire De Famille - La Photographie Dans Les Collections De Stephane, Rodolphe Et Sebastien Janssen - Museé de la photographie de Charleroi, Charleroi
Light Sensitive - Nasher Museum of Art, Durham, NC
The Time is Now - John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA
The Unphotographable - Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, CA
September 11, P.S.1. MoMa, New York, USA
Diane Arbus, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Germany (solo)
Diane Arbus, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany (solo)
Another story. 1000 Photographs from the Moderna Museet Collection, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
Diane Arbus: Affinities, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, UK (solo)

Public Collections

FAIF Collection, Zurich, Switzerland
Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge / MA, USA
Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Poughkeepsie
Davison Art Center, Middletown
Cleveland Museum of Art, USA
Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, USA
Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham / Alabama, UK / USA
BA-CA Kunstforum, Vienna, Austria
Akron Art Museum
New Orleans Museum of Art, USA


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