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Frederick Sommer  1905-1999, US

Rank (2014): 5393 – 

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Country
USA 53
United Kingdom 4
Germany 2




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Harry Callahan  910 24
Aaron Siskind  1759 17
Ansel Adams  398 12
Man Ray  19 12
Edward Weston  515 11




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  MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, USA 8
  Etherton Gallery, USA 4
  J. Paul Getty Museum, USA 3
  Pace / Macgill Gallery, USA 3



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7.9.1905 Born in Angri, SA (IT)


10.4.1999 Died in Los Angeles, CA (US)

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Public exhibitions (Selection) 63  Please report missing Information



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2013
   A World of Bonds: Frederick Sommer’s Photography and Friendships - The National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

2011
   Choice and Chance - Ricco Maresca Gallery, New York City, NY

2010
   Circumnavigation - Bruce Silverstein Gallery, New York City, NY

2006
   Frederick Sommer - Photography, Drawing & Collage - Faggionato Fine Arts, London

2005
   Frederick Sommer at 100 - Pace / Macgill Gallery, New York City, NY
   Frederick Sommer – A Centennial Celebration - The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO
Description  The Photographs of Frederick Sommer - A Centennial Tribute - The Getty Center, Los Angeles, CA
   Frederick Sommer’s Photographs and Musical Scores - The RISD Museum - University of Rhode Island, Providence, RI

1999
   A Tribute to Frederick Sommer, 1905-1999 - Norton Simon Museum of Art, Pasadena, CA

1990
   Frederick Sommer: Master Photographer - Norton Simon Museum of Art, Pasadena, CA

1989
   Where Images Come From: Drawings and Photographs by Frederick Sommer - Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, TX

1981
   Frederick Sommer At Seventy-Five: A Retrospective - ICP - International Center of Photography, New York City, NY
   Frederick Sommer at Seventy-Five - The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
   Frederick Sommer at 75 - Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca, NY

1980
   Frederick Sommer at seventy-five - Center for Creative Photography - University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
   Frederick Sommer at seventy-five - Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA

1969
   Frederick Sommer: Photographs - San Francisco Museum of Modern Art - SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA

1963
   Photographs by Frederick Sommer - The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

1937
   Frederick Sommer: Abstractions, Watercolor and Gouache - San Francisco Museum of Modern Art - SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA

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2014
   Convergences: Selected Photographs from the Permanent Collection - The Getty Center, Los Angeles, CA
   Under the Surface: Surrealist Photography - Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, ME

2013
   A Democracy of Images: Photographs from the Smithsonian American Art Museum - Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC
   The Unphotographable - Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2012
   The Vivisector - Sprüth Magers London, London
   Howard Greenberg, Collection - Musée de l´Elysée, Lausanne
   Emmet Gowin and His Contemporaries - The Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, OH
   Gun - Charles A. Hartman Fine Art, Portland, CO
   Group Exhibition"1955" - Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto, ON

2011
   Creative Continuum: The History of the Center for Creative Photography - Center for Creative Photography - University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
   Eye/object: Photographs From the Collection of Jonathan Williams - Stephen Daiter Gallery, Chicago, IL
   Masters of American Photography - Etherton Gallery, Tucson, AZ

2010
   My Base II / Photographs I saw in 80's in NY - Kurenboh - Chohouin Buddhist Temple Gallery, Tokyo
   Creative Continuum - Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ
   Where in the World? - Pace / Macgill Gallery, New York City, NY
   In Focus: Photography from the Mills College Art Museum Colle - Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, CA

2009
   The Private Collection of Fern M. Schad - Rick Wester Fine Art, New York City, NY
   Faces - Charles A. Hartman Fine Art, Portland, CO
   Works on Paper - Faggionato Fine Arts, London
Description  At the Crossroads of American Photography: Callahan, Siskind, Sommer - Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art - SMoCA, Scottsdale, AZ

2008
Description and image  Die Hände der Kunst - MARTa Herford, Herford
   Presumed Innocence: Photographic Perspectives of Children - DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA

2007
   In Focus - The Nude - The Getty Center, Los Angeles, CA
   Hot + Bothered: Looking at the Landscape - Pace / Macgill Gallery, New York City, NY
   Visionary Anatomies - Mead Art Museum, Amherst, MA

2006
Description  busy going crazy. the Sylvio Perlstein collection - La Maison Rouge, Paris
   25th Anniversary Summer Celebration - Etherton Gallery, Tucson, AZ

2005
   nützlich – süß – museal. Das fotografierte Tier - Museum Folkwang Essen, Essen
   The Terrain of Seeing - Etherton Gallery, Tucson, AZ
   The Art of Summer: Etherton Selections - Etherton Gallery, Tucson, AZ

1999
   Coming to Life - Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
   Transmutations - Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, ME

1996
   Desert - SLG South London Gallery, London

1994
   American Surrealist Photography - MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY

1983
   Frederick Sommer I Faurest Davis - Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1980
   Photography of the Fifties: An American Perspective - ICP - International Center of Photography, New York City, NY

1973
   Collage and the Photo Image - MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY

1969
   Portrait Photographs - MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY

1962
   Images from the Stone - Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX

1960
   The Sense of Abstraction - MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY

1952
   Diogenes with a Camera - MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY

1951
   Abstraction in Photography - MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY

1950
   Photographs by 51 Photographers - MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY

1946
   New Photographers - MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY

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United Kingdom

 Faggionato Fine Arts, London

USA

 Stephen Daiter Gallery, Chicago, IL
 Joseph Bellows Gallery, La Jolla, CA
 Pace / Macgill Gallery, New York City, NY
 Bruce Silverstein Gallery, New York City, NY
 Etherton Gallery, Tucson, AZ

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USA

 Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, ME
 The Fralin Museum of Art - University of Virginia Art Museums, Charlottesville, VA
 J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA
 Los Angeles County Museum of Art - LACMA, Los Angeles, CA
 The Snite Museum of Art, Notre Dame, IN
 Norton Simon Museum of Art, Pasadena, CA
 The RISD Museum - University of Rhode Island, Providence, RI
 Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis, MO
 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art - SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA

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