Robert Frank
 

Robert Frank
 

 

 
BIOGRAFIE

1924Born in Zurich, Switzerland

1941 - 1944Began a series of apprenticeships and employment positions as a photographer’s assistant in Switzerland

1947Soon after his emigration to New York in 1947, Alexey Brodovitch hired Frank as a fashion photographer for Harper’s Bazaar

1955 - 1957Embarked on a two-year trip across America during which he took over 28,000 pictures

1999Honorary Ph.D. from the University of Göteborg

2019died

 
 

 
 
 
AUSSTELLUNGEN

2017The Art Institute of Chicago

2017 - 2018Albertina, Wien

2016HALLE 14 – Zentrum für zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig
Museum der Moderne Salzburg
Kunsthalle Ziegelhütte, Appenzell[

2015Museum Folkwang, Essen

2014Akademie der Bildenden Künste München

2014 - 2015Cantor Art Center der Stanford University, Stanford

2012Multimedia Art Museum, Moskau

2009National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
C/O Berlin, Berlin
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

2008Palazzo Reale, Milan, Italy
Museum Folkwang, Essen

2008 - 2009Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany
Museo di Fotografia Contemporanea, Milan, Italy
Jeu de Paume, Paris, France
Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2007Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Santiago, Chile

2005Museu d´Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur

2004 - 2005Tate Gallery of Modern Art, London
Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland

2003Austin Museum of Art, Austin, TX
The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

2002Laurence Miller Gallery, New York City, NY
Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, Ottawa, ON

2000 - 2001Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany; Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain; Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisbon, Portugal

1998The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI

1997Hasselblad Center, Gothenburg, Sweden

1995Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO

1993Presentation House Gallery, North Vancouver, BC

1989Jan Kesner Gallery, Los Angeles

1987Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
Museum Folkwang Essen, Essen, Germany

1985Sala Parpallo, Valencia, Spain

1980Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

1979Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA

1976 Kunsthaus Zürich

1962Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

1961Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

1950Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

 
 

 
 
 
AUSZEICHNUNGEN

2016Mitglied der American Academy of Arts and Letters

2014Sonderpreis zum Roswitha Haftmann-Preis

2012Swiss Press Photo Lifetime Achievement Award

2009Grosser Designpreis der Schweizerischen Eidgenossenschaft für Fotografie

2002Edward MacDowell Medal

2000International Center of Photography Cornell Capa Infinity Award

1996Hasselblad Foundation Award

1987Friends of Photography Peer Award for a Distinguished Career in Photography

1985Dr.-Erich-Salomon-Preis der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Photographie

1970 - 1971American Film Institute grant

1959Frank began making films

1955Guggenheim Fellowship

 
 

 
 
 
WERKE IN SAMMLUNGEN

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
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA


 
 
 
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