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Louis Stettner

Born in 1922 - United States

BIOGRAPHY

Louis Stettner (born in 1922) is a famous American photographer whose work includes iconic images of Paris and New York. He was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, but if installed in Paris in 1950, where he now lives with his family.

He has studied and taught at the Photo League prior to traveling to Paris after the second world war. He received his B.A. in arts, photography and cinema at the University of Paris.

Louis Stettner photography Paris and New York for over 60 years, capturing the cultural changes and architecturally sound of the two cities. Few photographers have such archives of these two cities (thousands of images), including both the historical images of the monuments the most famous of each city and moments the daily life of its citizens.

His work is of a natural quality impressive, as if he was trying to capture the ordinary, the life of all the days of his subjects. He was particularly interested in the life of the working class in each city and it shows a great sensitivity in the photographing with great dignity. A limited quantity of his work is devoted to still lifes and to images of landscape. In addition, his paintings and sculptures tend to be abstract and in striking contrast with its clear, vivid photographic images.

Now 80 years of age, he continues to photograph with great energy. Stettner also spent a lot of time carving and painting.

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EXHIBITIONS

EXPOSITIONS PERSONNELLES

2014
Exposition, Galerie David Guiraud, Paris (France)

2012
Exposition "Rétrospective", Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris (France)
Exposition, David Guiraud Galerie, Paris (France)
Exposition "Works", Johanna Breede Photokunst, Berlin (Allemagne)
Exposition, Galerie David Guiraud, Paris (France)

2010
AD-Galerie Genolier (Suisse)

2009
"Retrospective", Base sous-marine, Bordeaux (France)
Johanne Breede Gallery, Berlin (Allemagne)

2008
"Wisdom Cries Out in the Streets," Marrakech (Maroc)
"Tresor des Rues", Bonni Benrubi Gallery, New York (USA)

2007
"Louis Stettner: Photographies – Peintures – Sculptures", galerie Saint - James, Bouliac (France)

1998
Bonni Benrubi Gallery, New York (USA)
Philippe Laumont Gallery, New York (USA)
Galerie Marion Meyer, Paris (France)
Tatar/Alexander Gallery, Toronto (Canada)

1997
Galerie Marion Meyer, Paris (France)

1996
Bonni Benrubi Gallery, New York (USA)
Espace 1789, Saint-Ouen (France)
E.J. Klejman, Saint-Ouen (France)

1992
Centre de la Photographie, Genève (Suisse)
Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York (USA)
Photography Gallery, Málaga (Espagne)

1990
Galerie Agathe Gaillard, Paris (France)
Galería Zaragoza (Espagne)
Vision Gallery, San Francisco (USA)

1989
Comptoir de la Photographie, Paris (France)
Kate Heller Gallery, Londres (Angleterre)
Galerie Berenson, Berlin (Allemagne)

1988
Photofind Gallery, New York (USA)
Union Square Gallery, New York (USA)

1987
Photofind Gallery, New York (USA)

1986
Centre de la Photographie, Genève (Suisse)

1985
Neikrug Gallery, New York (USA)

1983
Berner Photo-Galerie, Bern Midtown Y Gallery, New York (USA)

1982
Photographer’s Gallery, Londres (Angleterre)

1980
Milwaukee Center for Photography (USA)

1979
Yellowstone Art Center, Billings, Montana (USA)

1975
Gallery 1199, New York (USA)

1974
Neikrug Gallery, New York (USA)

1971
International Museum of Photography, George Eastman House, Rochester, New York (USA)

1964
Village Camera Club, New York (USA)

1959
Moderna Museet, Stockholm (Suède)

1958
E. Leitz Gallery, New York (USA)

1954
Limelight Gallery, New York (USA)



EXPOSITIONS COLLECTIVES

2013
Exposition “Thirty Photographs”, Centre Pompidou, Paris (France)

2006
"Full House: Views of the Whitney's Collection at 75," Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (USA)

1997
”City of Ambition,” Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (USA)

1996
“Paris (France)-Fotografien: Dick Arentz, Ilse Bing, Brassaï, André Kertesz, Inge Morath, Louis Stettner, Sabine Weiss,” Galerie Utermann, Dortmund (Allemagne)

1994
“84-94,” Centre de la Photographie, Genève (Suisse)

1990
“American Photographs 1940-1990,” Museum voor Fotografie, Anvers (Belgique)

1988
“Master Photographs from Photography in Fine Arts 1959-67,” International Center of Photography, New York (USA)

1985
“City Lights”, International Center of Photography, New York (USA)

1984
”Subjective Photography: Images of the 50’s,” San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (USA)
Museum Folkwang, Edden (Allemagne)
Västerbottons Museum, Umea (Suède)
Kulturhuset, Stockholm (Suède)
Saarland Museum, Saarbrücken (Allemagne)
Palais des Beaux-Arts, Bruxelles (Belgique)

1983
“Die fotografische Sammlung,” Museum Folkwang, Essen (Allemagne)

1981
Photograph Gallery, New York (USA)

1973
Witkin Gallery, New York (USA)

1967
“The Camera as Witness,” Expo ’67, Montréal (Canada)

1960
"Photography in the Fine Arts", The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (USA)

1951
"Subjektive Fotografie," Saarbrüken (Allemagne)

1949
“Salon des Indépendants,” Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris (France)

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