Halsted Gallery Featured Artists

Berenice Abbott

Berenice Abbott (1898 – 1991) Born in Ohio, Berenice Abbott first became established as a commercial portrait photographer in Paris and then New York. In addition to her substantial body of work on themes ranging from science to the changing face of New York, she was...

Ansel Adams

Ansel Adams (1902 – 1984) Ansel Adams was born in 1902 in San Francisco, California. His family came to California from New England, having immigrated from Ireland in the early 1700s. His grandfather founded a prosperous lumber business, which Adams' father eventually...

Jesse Alexander

Jesse Alexander (1929 –       ) Born in Santa Barbara, California, Jesse Alexander began his career in 1953 photographing La Carrera, the long and challenging road race in Mexico.  In 1954, he went to Europe where he began to photograph Formula One races as well...

Ruth Bernhard

Ruth Bernhard (1905 – 2006) Ruth Bernhard was born in Germany to very young parents who divorced when she was two. Her father Lucien Bernhard, was a well known graphic and typeface designer. Her mother left for the United States to remarry very early in her life. Her...

Ilse Bing

Ilse Bing (1899 – 1998) Born in Frankfurt, Germany, Ilse Bing taught herself photography while completing her doctorate.  She purchased a Leica camera and began earning commissions as a photojournalist. In the 1930s, she moved to Paris and dedicated all of her time to...

Bill Brandt

Bill Brandt (1904 – 1983) Bill Brandt was one of the acknowledged masters of 20th century photography. Taken as a whole, his work constitutes one of the most varied and vivid social documents of Great Britain. Brandt was largely self-taught in photography and worked...

Brassaï

BRASSAÏ (1899 – 1984)

Henri Cartier Bresson

Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908 – 2004) Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908 – 2004) was a French humanist photographer considered a master of candid photography, and an early user of 35 mm film. He pioneered the genre of street photography, and conceived of photography as...

Harry Callahan

Harry Callahan (1912 – 1999) Harry Callahan was a self-taught photographer born in Detroit, Michigan in 1912. He began taking pictures in his hometown for fun, opting for an inexpensive point and shoot camera over an expensive 16mm movie camera. In 1941, he joined a...

Cornell Capa

Cornell Capa (1918 – 2008) Cornell Capa (April 10, 1918 – May 23, 2008) was a Hungarian American photographer, member of Magnum Photos, photo curator, and the younger brother of photo-journalist and war photographer Robert Capa. Graduating from Imre Madách Gymnasium...

Imogen Cunningham

IMOGEN CUNNINGHAM (1883 – 1976) An innovative young woman, Imogen Cunningham began her career in 1901 at the age of 18 as a self-taught photographer. Her enthusiasm for photography grew when she began working for Edward Curtis in 1907, where she learned to make...

Robert Doisneau

Robert Doisneau (1912 – 1994) Robert Doisneau (1912 – 1994) was a French photographer. In the 1930s he used a Leica on the streets of Paris. He is mostly known for his 1950 image Le baiser de l'hôtel de ville (Kiss by the Town Hall), a photograph of a couple kissing...

Morris Engel

Morris Engel (1918 – 2005) Morris Engel was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1918. He joined the Photo League in 1936, where he met Aaron Siskind, Berenice Abbott and Paul Strand, who invited him to work on his film Native Land.  Engel became a staff photographer on the...

Walker Evans

Walker Evans (1903 – 1975) Walker Evans took up photography in 1928, capturing the architecture and people of New York. He loved the medium, although he was initially not able to make much money from his talents. In 1935, Roy Stryker hired him to work with the FSA. He...

Don Hong-Oai

Don Hong-Oai (1929 – 2004) Born the youngest of twenty-four children in Canton, China, Don Hong Oai settled in the Chinese community of Saigon after the sudden death of both parents.  He began studying photography at an early age and apprenticed at a Chinese photo and...

André Kertész

André Kertész (1894 – 1985) André Kertész bought his first camera and made his first photograph while working as a clerk at the Budapest stock exchange in 1912. After years of amateur snapshot photography in his native Hungary, he moved to Paris in 1925 and began a...

Michael Kenna

Michael Kenna (1953 –     ) Michael Kenna was born in Widnes, Lancashire, England. His secondary education was spent at Upholland College, and he continued his education at the Banbury School of Art, Oxfordshire, where he studied fine arts with a special interest in...

Sasha Dorje Meyerowitz

Sasha Dorje Meyerowitz Sasha Dorje Meyerowitz creates a sense of peace in his photographs of beautiful expanses that capture a play of light and color. The 30" x 40" image sizes envelope the viewer in their beauty. Colorado is the backdrop for many of the images, but...

Barbara Morgan

Barbara Morgan (1900 – 1992) Barbara Morgan is well known in the worlds of visual arts and dance for her penetrating photographic studies of american modern dancers including Martha Graham, Merce Cunningham and José Limón. In her series of dance photographs, Morgan...

Arnold Newman

Arnold Newman (1918 – 2006) Over the past 50 years, Arnold Newman has become known as one of the most renowned portrait photographers of the 20th century. His photos of artists and musicians, presidents and prime ministers are instantly recognizable as his work....

Ruth Orkin

Ruth Orkin (1921 – 1985) Ruth Orkin was an award-winning photojournalist and filmmaker. Orkin was the only child of Mary Ruby, a silent-film actress, and Samuel Orkin, a manufacturer of toy boats called Orkin craft.  She grew up in Hollywood in the heyday of the 1920s...

Aaron Siskind

Aaron Siskind (1903 – 1981) Born in New York City in 1903, Aaron Siskind did not begin photographing until 1930. He was self-taught and began documenting Harlem, which led him to the Photo League in 1932. He was interested in abstraction and focused on photographing...

Ralph Steiner

Ralph Steiner (February 8, 1899 – July 13, 1986) Ralph Steiner was a photographer and filmmaker best known for his experimental films and photographs of the American landscape. He graduated with a degree in chemical engineering from Dartmouth College in 1921, and...

George Tice

George Tice (1938 –     ) George Tice is drawn to vestiges of American culture on the verge of extinction, from people in rural or small town communities to suburban buildings and neighborhoods that are often in decline. Although he has photographed throughout the...

Brett Weston

Brett Weston (1911 – 1993) Brett Weston seemed destined at birth to become one of our greatest American photographic artists. Born in Los Angeles in 1911, the second son of photographer Edward Weston, he had perhaps the closest artistic relationship with his famous...

Marion Post Wolcott

Marion Post Wolcott (1910 – 1990) Marion Post Wolcott was born in 1910 in Mont Claire, New Jersey. She was the second daughter of Mrs. and Dr. Post. In her teen years, her parents divorced and she and her sister were sent to boarding school. It was at this time that...

Don Worth

Don Worth (1924 - 2009) Don Worth (1924–2009) was born in Nebraska and his early life was dedicated to music. He attended the Juilliard School of Music where he received the Bachelor of Music degree (1949) and the Manhattan School of Music where he earned Master of...