William Eggleston

(American, b. 1939)

untitled by william eggleston

William Eggleston

Untitled, 1974

untitled (boy asleep in bed, lamp) by william eggleston

William Eggleston

Untitled (Boy Asleep in Bed, Lamp), 1970–1974



Born in Memphis, TN
Goes to New York and meets Garry Winogrand, Lee Friedlander and Diane Arbus.
Presents his work to John Szarkowski at the Museum of Modern Art, New York
Recieves a Guggenheim Fellowship
Appointed Lecturer in Visiual and Environmental Studies at The Carpenter center, Harvard University
Recieves a National Endowment for the Arts Photographer's Fellowship
Appointed Reasearcher in Color Videa at Massachusetts Institute of Technology at the invitation of Richard Leacock
Accepts one of 54 Master Photographers of 1960-1979 awards from Photographic Society of Japan.
Recieves the University of Memphis Distinguished Achievement Award
Accepts Gold medal for Photography from National Arts Club, New York


At War with the Obvious: Photographs by William Eggleston, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY (solo)
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
William Eggleston: Democratic Camera, Photographs and Video, 1961-2008, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL (solo)
William Eggleston: American Photographer, Edward Cella Art + Architecture, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
21st Century, Victoria Miro Gallery, London, England (solo)
21st Century, Cheim & Read, New York, NY (solo)
Paris, Fondation Cartier pour l'Art Contemporain, Paris, France (solo)
William Eggleston: Democratic Camera, Photographs and Video, 1961-2008, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. (solo)
William Eggleston: Democratic Camera. Photographs an Video. 1958-2008, Haus der Kunst, München, Germany
William Eggleston - David Lynch. Fotografien, Galerie Karl Pfefferle, München, Germany

Public Collections

Siemens Kulturstiftung, Munich, Germany
Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany
Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Japan
Whitney Museum of American Art, NY
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England
Australia National Gallery
Art Institute of Chicago
Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD
Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, France
Corcoran Gallery, Washington, DC