Carl Chiarenza Noumenon 119? (Abstraction)
Medium Silver print
Photo Date 1984 Print Date 1980s
Dimensions 14-3/4 x 18-3/4 in. (375 x 476 mm)
Photo Country United States (USA)
Photographer Country United States (USA)
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About This Image
Titled, dated, inscribed with copyright information, dedicated, and signed in pencil on the verso at center.
Along with Aaron Siskind, his mentor, Carl Chiarenza is considered to be one of America's most important abstract photographers.
Chiarenza is Fanny Knapp Allen Professor Emeritus of Art History, and Artist-in-Residence at the University of Rochester. He was Fanny Knapp Allen Professor there (1986-1998). At Boston University (1963-1986), he was Chairman, Director of Graduate Studies, and Professor of Art History. He also taught at Smith College and Cornell University.
Born 1935, in Rochester NY, he received an A.A.S. (1955) and a B.F.A. (1957) from Rochester Institute of Technology, a M.S. (1959) and A.M. (1964) from Boston University, and a Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1973. Chiarenza has lectured and taught workshops at over 100 institutions in 33 states since 1966.
He is the author of numerous essays and of the critical biography, Aaron Siskind: Pleasures and Terrors (Little, Brown, Boston, 1982). His photographs have been seen in over 80 one-person, and in over 260 group exhibitions since 1957. He has numerous books to his credit. His work is in hundreds of public collections, including Whitney Museum of American Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Philadelphia Museum of Art, New York Museum of Modern Art, Art Institute of Chicago, Cleveland Museum of Art, Baltimore Museum of Art, Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas at Austin, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, The National Gallery of Art, Houston Museum of Fine Arts, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Amon Carter Museum, The Getty Museum, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Tampa Museum of Art, George Eastman Museum, Center for Creative Photography, Harvard University Art Museums, Worcester (MA) Art Museum, Princeton University Museum of Art, Yale University Art Gallery, RISD Museum of Art, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, The Chrysler Museum of Art, International Center of Photography, Bibliotheque Nationale de France, New Orleans Museum of Art, The Art Gallery of Ontario, Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts, Agfa Division/Bayer Corporation Photography Collection, and Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe.
According to Chiarenza, the maximum edition for this size and image is 12 with a work price of $2.500.
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