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Siskind, Aaron

 Person

Biography

Aaron Siskind (1903-1991) served on the faculty of the Institute of Design in the photography department from 1951-1971. His areas of specialization included abstract expressionism and social documentary. Siskind taught a class project to document the work of Louis Sullivan in Chicago from 1952-1954.

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Alvin Loginsky photographs, 1952-1954

 Collection
Identifier: 008.01.04
Description of the Collection

Institute of Design student work by Alvin Loginsky. Louis Sullivan documentary project photographs are present, as well as interior and exterior photographs of substandard housing units, probably on Chicago's near South Side. Includes one image of Aaron Siskind, and three from Chicago's Ukrainian Village.

Dates: circa 1952-1954

Crombie Taylor, Aaron Siskind, and the Adler and Sullivan Project video, 2008

 Collection
Identifier: 006.02.15
Description of the Collection DVD of the roundtable discussion held on June 14, 2008 in Crown Hall, regarding Crombie Taylor, Aaron Siskind, and the Adler and Sullivan Project. Speakers were Jeffrey Plank, Alvin Loginsky, and Len Gittleman. The roundtable was held in connection with the 2008 exhibit "Crombie Taylor, Aaron Siskind, and the Adler and Sullivan Project" curated by John Vinci and Jeffrey Plank, which recreated the 1954 Institute of Design exhibit by students of Aaron Siskind who, in 1952, undertook a...
Dates: 2008

Crombie Taylor, Aaron Siskind, and the Adler & Sullivan Project collection, 2008

 Collection
Identifier: 008.03.05
Abstract Per publicity information provided by the Mies van der Rohe Society re the exhibit "Crombie Taylor, Aaron Siskind, and the Adler and Sullivan Project," curated by John Vinci and Jeffrey Plank: "This exhibit documents and illustrates the important contributions in the early 1950s of architect Crombie Taylor, photographer Aaron Siskind, and IIT's Institute of Design (ID) to our understanding of Louis Sullivan, an architect of central importance to the history of American architecture and to...
Dates: 2008

F. Peter Weil photographs, 1952-1964

 Collection
Identifier: 008.01.18
Abstract

Photographic works by F. Peter Weil.

Dates: 1952-1964

Faculty, Staff, and Trustees Portraits collection, 1963-1965

 Collection
Identifier: 039.01.63
Description of the Collection Head shot photos of people believed to be faculty, staff, and trustees of IIT. Also may include some alumni and faculty. Generally both negatives and a contact print included. The majority of the images are unidentified. Identified photos include Andrew, MC; Archambault, Bennett (Trustee); Armington, ?; Armour, Lester (Chairman of Board); Armour, Vernon; Armour, Sr., Philip Barnett, B. E.; Brouse, ?; Budenholzer, R. A.; Burke, Ed; Campbell William J.; Christianson, ?;...
Dates: 1963-1965

Institute of Design Photography Oral History Project, 2011

 Collection
Identifier: 008.05.01
Description of the Collection

Twenty-three video interviews with Institute of Design alumni regarding their experiences in the photography program. The interviewees discuss fellow students and instructors such as Arthur Siegel, Aaron Siskind, Garry Winogrand, Harry Callahan, Nathan Lerner, Frederick Sommer, and others. The interviews were recorded on Sunday, May 1, 2011 at the Stephen Daiter Gallery, Chicago, IL. The collection includes 23 interviews, 3 essays, 3 photographs and a guestbook.

Dates: 2011

Mies News

 Collection
Identifier: 032.04.03
Description of the Collection The collection contains issues of Mies News, a quarterly newsletter for Mies Society members. The collection holds the following issues: Fall 2007, Spring 2008, Summer 2008, Summer 2009, Winter 2011, newsletter 2004. The topics covered by the 2007-2011 issues are listed below. Fall 2007. "Revisiting Caldwell"; "Spertus Museum Tour/Reception"; Hubbard Street Dance Company; opening of "West is East is...
Dates: 2004-2011

Student Independent 2: Photographic Issue

 Collection
Identifier: 008.01.11
Description of the Collection Student Independent 2: Photographic Issue is a portfolio of prints created in 1957 from photographs taken by Institute of Design students and faculty. The portfolio is complete with original cover/jacket and 29 prints. Also includes an information bi-fold with essay by Aaron Siskind, list of contents, and credits page. Work was dedicated to the memory of Frank Barr. Includes works by: Tom Rago, Michitaka Yoshioka, Rodney Hatanaka, Joseph Jachna, Art Sinsabaugh, Robert Knille, Kazimir...
Dates: 1957

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