Galerie Springer Berlin

Saul Leiter

(American, 1923–2013)

canopy by saul leiter

Saul Leiter

Canopy, 1958

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green light against gray by saul leiter

Saul Leiter

Green light against gray, 1955

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harlem by saul leiter

Saul Leiter

Harlem, 1960

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johanna by saul leiter

Saul Leiter

Johanna, ca. 1947

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kim sunday morning at the cloisters by saul leiter

Saul Leiter

Kim Sunday Morning at the Cloisters, ca. 1947

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man in straw hat by saul leiter

Saul Leiter

Man in Straw Hat, 1955

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newspaper kiosk by saul leiter

Saul Leiter

Newspaper Kiosk, 1955

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package by saul leiter

Saul Leiter

Package, ca. 1960

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taxi by saul leiter

Saul Leiter

Taxi, 1957

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through boards by saul leiter

Saul Leiter

Through Boards, 1957

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waiter, paris by saul leiter

Saul Leiter

Waiter, Paris, 1959

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walking by saul leiter

Saul Leiter

Walking, 1956

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Biography

Timeline

1923
Born in Pittsburgh, USA
1946
Left theological college in Cleveland, moved to New York to pursue painting
Traded some of W. Eugene Smith’s Spanish village photographs for a Leica 1C, made photographs on streets of New York
1947
Attended Beaumont Newhall’s exhibition of Cartier-Bresson’s work at MoMA, confirmed his desire to become a photographer
1953
25 images included in Steichen’s Always the Young Stranger exhibition at MoMA
Opened studio on Bleecker St. for portrait, fashion, and advertising photography
1957
Fashion color work first published by Henry Wolf at Esquire
1960
Photo essays for Elle and Show, active in fashion work in England
1963
Moved studio to lower Fifth Avenue (until 1981)
2013
Died in New York, USA

Exhibitions

2008
Saul Leiter Early Colour 1948-1959, Faggionato Fine Arts, London, England
Saul Leiter: Women, Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York, USA
Saul Leiter, Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson, Paris, France (solo)
2007
Saul Leiter: Early Color, University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor, USA (solo)
Pieces of a City, Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York, USA
Mapping the City, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
When Color Was New, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, USA
2006
In Living Color: Photographs by Saul Leiter, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milkwaukee, USA (solo)
Saul Leiter: Color, Fifty One Fine Art Photography, Antwerp, Belgium (solo)
The Fashion Photographs of Saul Leiter, Festival of Fashion Photography, Hyeres, France (solo)
Color Photography, Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, USA
The Streets of New York, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
2005
Saul Leiter: Early Color Work, Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
2004
Saul Leiter: In Color, Staton Greenberg Gallery, Santa Barbara, USA (solo)
2002
New York: Capital of Photography, Jewish Museum, New York, USA
New York Scene: Ted Croner, Sid Grossman, Saul Leiter and Leon Levinstein, Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York, USA
Visions From American: Photographs from the Whitney Museum of American Art 1940-2001, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA
1998
Look at Me, Fashion and Photography in Britain 1960 to the Present, British Council
1997
Saul Leiter In Color, Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
Saul Leiter In Color, Martha Schneider Gallery, Chicago, USA (solo)
1996
Delirium, Ricco/Maresca Gallery, New York, USA
1995
By Night, Cartier Foundation, Paris, France

Literature

1991
Appearances: Fashion Photography
1989
The Correspondent Magazine: Saul Leiter Rediscovered/Martin Harrison
1961
Infinity: Saul Leiter’s World/Rob Cowley