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Robert Frank

(Swiss, b. 1924)

new mexico by robert frank

Robert Frank

New Mexico, 1956

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Robert Frank

Rodeo Detroit, 1955–1956

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Biography

Timeline

1924
Born in Zurich, Switzerland
1941 - 1944
Began a series of apprenticeships and employment positions as a photographer’s assistant in Switzerland
1947
Soon after his emigration to New York in 1947, Alexey Brodovitch hired Frank as a fashion photographer for Harper’s Bazaar
1955 - 1957
Embarked on a two-year trip across America during which he took over 28,000 pictures
1955
Guggenheim Fellowship; also 1956
1959
Frank began making films
1970 - 1971
American Film Institute grant
1985
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Photographie Erich Salomon Prize
1987
Friends of Photography Peer Award for a Distinguished Career in Photography
1996
Hasselblad Foundation International Award in Photography

Exhibitions

2009
Looking In: Robert Frank’s The Americans, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY (solo)
2008 - 2009
Robert Frank: Paris, Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany; Museo di Fotografia Contemporanea, Milan, Italy; Jeu de Paume, Paris, France; Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (solo)
2008
Robert Frank: Lo straniero americano, Palazzo Reale, Milan, Italy (solo)
2007
Robert Frank: Words, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Santiago, Chile (solo)
2005
Robert Frank: Argumentos, Museu d´Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain (solo)
2004 - 2005
Robert Frank: Storylines, Tate Modern, London, UK; Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland; Fotostiftung Schweiz (Schweizerische Stiftung für die Photographie), Winterthur, Switzerland (solo)
2003
Robert Frank: London/Wales, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC (solo)
Robert Frank Photographs, Austin Museum of Art, Austin, TX (solo)
2002
Robert Frank, Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, Ottawa, ON (solo)
Time Distance Memory / ROBERT FRANK: Selected Works 1948-1961 - Laurence Miller Gallery, New York City, NY (solo)

Public Collections

FAIF Collection, Zurich, Switzerland
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Stiftung fur die Photographie, Kunsthaus, Zurich, Switzerland
Tate Modern, London, UK
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland
George Eastman House, Rochester, NY
Maison Européene de la Photographie, Paris, France

Literature

2004
Storylines
2003
Frank Films: the film and video work of robert frank
London/Wales
2001
HOLD STILL . . . Keep Going
1996
Thank You
Flamingo
1994
Moving Out
1993
Black White and Things
1989
Lines of My Hand
1986
New York to Nova Scotia