Howard Greenberg Gallery

Roman Vishniac

(American, 1897–1990)

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Roman Vishniac

Isaac Street, Kazimierz, Cracow, 1938

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Roman Vishniac

Vilna, 1936

Price on Request

Biography

Timeline

1897
Born in Pavlovsk, Russian Empire
1914 - 1920
Studied zoology at Shanyavsky Institute, Moscow, Russia
1918
Family moved to Berlin, Germany, and he originally followed them there, where he studied Far Eastern Art at University of Berlin
1940
Moved to New York, USA, where he struggled to make money off of doing portraiture
1942
Took his famous portrait of Albert Einstein
1961
Professor of Biology at Albert Einstien College of Medicine, later to teach philosophy, science, and art at various institutions
1990
Died in New York, USA

Exhibitions

2013
Roman Vishniac Rediscovered, International Center of Photography, New York; Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, USA