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The Multiple Image: Photographs by Harry Callahan

 Collection
Identifier: 008.01.09

The Multiple Image: Photographs by Harry Callahan, being a softbound publication of The Press of The Institute of Design (Chicago, 1961) containing 18 (cover and 17 interior images) black and white multiple-exposure plates. Chicago: The Press of The Institute of Design. 1961. (First edition). Thin square octavo. Pictorial wraps. Wraps have some light soiling.

Dates

  • 1961

Creator

Language of Materials

Records are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Available for Research

Collection Size

2 Items

Biographical Note

Harry Callahan (1912-1999), a self-taught photographer who became internationally recognized was hired by Laszlo Moholy-Nagy in 1946 to teach photography at the Institute of Design (Chicago). In 1949 the Department of Photography was formed and Callahan was appointed its head. Callahan hired Aaron Siskind to assist him in the Department, and together they taught at ID until 1961 when Callahan left to join the faculty at Rhode Island School of Design. (Siskind became department head at ID.) Callahan was considered one of the most influential photographers of the 20th century, and he did much of his work in Chicago. An exhibit of his work opened at the National Gallery of Art in 1994 and toured nationally. Callahan was awarded the 1997 National Medal of the Arts, on e of the highest honors for an artist. Callahan was considered one of the most influential photographers of the 20th century, and he did much of his work in Chicago. An exhibit of his work opened at the National Gallery of Art in 1994 and toured nationally. Callahan was awarded the 1997 National Medal of the Arts, one of the highest honors for an artist.

Processor

Catherine Bruck, University Archivist 5/10/2002

Part of the Paul V. Galvin Library. University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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