Diane Arbus
Diane Arbus - Artists - Cheim Read

March 14, 1923 – July 26, 1971
Born in New York City


Ethical Culture School and Fieldston School, NY until 1940
Studied photography with Lisette Model, NY 1955-57



2013 Diane Arbus: 1971 – 1956, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco (10/31 – 12/28/13)

2012 Diane Arbus: Affinities, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London (6/26 -8/17/12)
Diane Arbus: Guggenheim Grants, 1963-1967, KMR Arts, Washington Depot, CT (10/26 – 12/29/12)

2011 Diane Arbus, Jeu de Paume (10/18/11 – 2/5/12); traveled to Fotomuseum Winterthur (3/3/12 – 5/28/12); Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin (6/22 - 9/23/12); FOAM, Amsterdam (10/26/12 - 1/13/13)

2010 Diane Arbus: Christ in a lobby and Other Unknown or Almost Known Works Selected by Robert Gober, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco
Diane Arbus: In the Absence of Others, Cheim & Read, New York

2009 Timothy Taylor Gallery, London (60 photographs)
Artist Rooms: Diane Arbus, National Museum, Cardiff (69 photographs)

2008 Diane Arbus: A Printed Retrospective, 1960-1971, curated by Pierre Leguillon, Kadist Art Foundation, Paris (selected Arbus photographs as reproduced in their original magazine format); traveled to Moderna Museet Malmö, Sweden (3/27 – 8/1/10); De Hallen Haarlem, Haarlem, Netherlands (12/18/10- 3/13/11); Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius, Lithuania (4/15-5/22/11); Mercer Union – A Center for Contemporary Art, Toronto (1/20 – 3/10/12)

2007 Something Was There: Early Work by Diane Arbus, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco (60 photographs)

2005 Diane Arbus: Other Faces, Other Rooms, Robert Miller Gallery, New York (49 photographs)

2004-05 Diane Arbus: Family Albums, Mount Holyoke College Art Museum (September 2¬December 7, 2004); Grey Art Gallery, New York (January 13-March 27, 2004); Portland Art Museum, Maine (June 5-September 6, 2004); Spencer Museum of Art, Kansas (October 16, 2004-Juanuary 16, 2005)

2003-06 Diane Arbus: Revelations, (200 photographs and supplementary ephemera) San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco (November 25, 2003 – February 8, 2004); Los Angeles County Museum of Art (February 29 – May 30, 2004); Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (June 27 – August 29, 2004); The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (March 8 – May 30, 2005); Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany (June 17 ¬September 18, 2005); Victoria & Albert Museum, London (October 13, 2005 – January15, 2006) Fundació la Caixa, Barcelona, Spain (February 14-March 15, 2006); Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (July 9 – October 8, 2006)

2001 Diane Arbus: A Box of Ten Photographs, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco

2000-01 Diane Arbus: Untitled 1969-1971, Galerie Karsten Greve, Cologne, Germany

2000 Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium

1997 Diane Arbus: Women, Galleria Photology, Milan

1996-97 Diane Arbus: Women, Robert Miller Gallery, New York

1996 Untitled: Diane Arbus, Pace Wildenstein, Los Angeles

1995 The Movies: Photographs from 1956 to 1958, Robert Miller Gallery, New York

1992 Diane Arbus: Untitled 1970-71, Jan Kesner Gallery, Los Angeles

1991 Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco
Ydessa Hendeles Art Foundation, Toronto (90 photographs curated by Ydessa Hendeles)
Jane Corkin Gallery, Toronto, [includes Portfolio]
Diane Arbus: Photographs, Edwynn Houk Gallery, Chicago
Diane Arbus: Untitled 1970-71, Robert Miller Gallery, New York

1989 Diane Arbus: Nineteen Faces, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco
Alice Neel and Diane Arbus: Children, Robert Miller Gallery, New York
Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA

1988 Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston

1987-88 Diane Arbus: Couples, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco

1987 Diane Arbus: Untitled Photographs 1970-71, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco
Diane Arbus: Early Works 1956-1962, Robert Miller Gallery, New York
Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles
Helios Gallery, New York

1986 American Center, Paris, [curated by Madeleine Deschamps and Doon Arbus
La Fundacion "la Caixa", Barcelona, Spain (April - May) [curated by Alain Dupuy]; (traveled to La Fundacion "la Caixa", Madrid (September - October)
Robert Klein Gallery, Boston, MA
Light Factory, Charlotte, NC.

1985 G.H. Dalsheimer Gallery, Baltimore, MD

1984-87 Diane Arbus: Masgazine Work 1960-1971, Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, (traveled to: Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis (May - June, 1984); University of Kentucky Museum, Lexington (October - December, 1984); University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach (January - February, 1985); Neuberger Museum, State University of New York at Purchase, Purchase (April - June, 1985); Wellesley College Museum, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA (September - October, 1985); The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia (February - March, 1986)

1984-85 Diane Arbus: Portraits on Assignment, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, (traveled to Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco)

1984 The Baker Gallery, Kansas City, MO
Palazzo Fortuny, Venice, Italy
1983 Diane Arbus: Photographs, Palazzo della Cento Finestre, Florence, 60 Fotographie [under the auspices of Idea Books, curated by Doon Arbus]; (traveled to Palazzo Fortuny, Venice and Pallazzo della Esposizioni, Milan)
Diane Arbus: Photographs, Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

1982 Berner Photo-Gallery, Bern, Switzerland
Diane Arbus: Published and Unpublished Images, Edwynn Houk Gallery, Chicago
Yuen Lui Gallery, Seattle, WA

1981 Carl Soloway Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

1980 Diane Arbus: Vintage Unpublished Photographs, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco
Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
Diane Arbus: Vintage Unpublished Photographs, Robert Miller Gallery, New York
Diane Arbus (with Deborah Baker), David Dawson Gallery, London

1978 Allan Frumkin Gallery, Chicago
Fotografie Forum, Frankfurt, Germany (with Robert Frank)

1977 Lunn Gallery, Washington, DC
Rosalind Solomon a la Galerie Zabriskie, Paris

1976 Helios Gallery, New York
Galerie Schellmann und Kluser, Munich, Germany

1973-79 Diane Arbus: Retrospective, Seibu Museum, Tokyo, [118 photographs; curated by Doon Arbus and Marvin Israel]; (traveled to: Hayward Gallery, Arts Council of Great Britain, London (1974); Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, England (1974); Scottish Arts Council, Edinburgh, Scotland (1974); Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands (1974); Rijksmuseum Vincent Van Gogh, Amsterdam (1974); Lenbachhaus Städtische Galerie, Munich (1975); Von der Heydt Museum, Wupperthal, Germany (1975); Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt (1976); 1976-78 toured fourteen galleries and museums throughout Australia under the auspices of the Australian Arts Council, including the Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney (1977); 1978-79 toured seven galleries and museums throughout New Zealand under the auspices of the Arts Council of New Zealand)

1973 Diane Arbus: 10 Photos, Martin Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
Helios Gallery, New York
Diane Arbus: Photographs, Lunn Gallery, Washington, DC

1972-75 Museum of Modern Art, New York, [125 photographs, curated by John Szarkowski); (traveled to: Baltimore (1973); Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA (1973); Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (1973); Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (1974); The National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa (1974); Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit (1974); Witte Memorial Museum, San Antonio, TX (1974); New Orleans Art Museum, New Orleans (1974); University Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley (1975); Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (1975); Florida Center for the Arts, University of South Florida, Tampa (1975); Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois, Champaign (1975)

1972 Diane Arbus Portfolio: 10 Photos, Venice Biennale, Venice, 1967

1967 New Documents, Museum of Modern Art, New York, (30 photographs, curated by John Szarkowski){with Lee Friedlander and Garry Winogrand]


2010 75 Years of Looking Forward: Focus on Artists, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

2009 The Female Gaze: Women Look at Women, Cheim & Read, New York
New at the Morgan: Acquisitions Since 2004, The Morgan Library & Museum, New York
elles@centrepompidou, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
The Figure and Dr. Freud, Haunch of Venison, New York
New Visions: Black and White Photography in Contemporary Art Memory, Williams Center for the Arts, Lafayette College, Pennsylvania
New York, New York: The 20th Century, Norton Museum of Art, Florida

2008-09 Le Choc de la Photographie Americaine, Bibliotheque Nationale de France (selected Diane Arbus photographs from the permanent collection)

2008 Arbus, Avedon, Sander, Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York
People, Jim Kempner Fine Art, New York

2007 All the More Real, Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY
Rockers Island. Olbricht Collection, Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany
Second View, Kloster Unser Lieben Frauen, Magdeburg, Germany
New York, NY, Fifty One Fine Art Photography, Antwerp, Belgium
June Bride, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York

2006-07 Americans, Kunsthalle Wien, Austria

2006 Eye of the Beholder: Photographs from the Collection of Richard Avedon, Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York (August 30-September 16, 2006); Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco (October 5-November 25, 2006) (Diane Arbus' A Box of Ten Photographs, inscribed "for RA")
Recent Acquisitions: New York Street Photography from the 1960s and 1970s, (16 Diane Arbus Coney Island photographs) New York Public Library
Das Achte Feld/The Eight Square, Museum Ludwig Cologne, Germany
New York, New York, Grimaldi Forum, Monaco
In Sight, MoCP, Chicago
Senza di loro, nemmeno io, Palazzo Magnani, Reggio Emilia, Italy
The Construction of the Other, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium
Tendenzen internationaler Fotografie, Städtische Galerie Delmenhorst, Germany
Portrait und Menschenbild, SK Stiftung Kultur, Cologne, Germany

2005-06 Speaking with Hands, Guggenheim Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain; Guggenheim Museum, New York; Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany
Autumn in Black and White, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden

2005 In the Middle of the Night, Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Germany
Photographing the Museum, Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York
Bilanz in zwei Akten, Kunstverein Hannover, Germany
Der fotografierte Mensch, Neues Museum Nürnberg, Germany

2004 Ghost Stories: The Disembodied Spirit, Austin Museum of Art, Austin, TX
Claudia Reinhardt, Killing Me Softly, Pro qm, Berlin
Menschenbilder, Galerie Thomas Zander, Cologne, Germany
Photographers of Genius, Getty Museum, Los Angeles
From House to Home, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles,
Street Credibility, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

2003-04 Cruel and Tender, Tate Modern, London; Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
Partners: Collector and Curator Ydessa Hendeles' View of 20th Century Art, Haus der Kunst, Munich
Art, Lies and Videotape, Tate Liverpool, Great Britain
A Clear Vision, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany

2003 Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, Photo San Francisco
Gogh Modern, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
Pictures from Within, Whitney Museum, New York
Flesh Tones, Robert Mann Gallery, New York
American Dream: A Survey, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York

2002-05 Eye to Eye, Groninger Museum, Holland

2002 American Standard: (Para) Normality and Everyday Life, Barbara Gladstone
Gallery, New York

2001-02 J. Johnson Gallery, Jacksonville, FL (11/30/01 – 1/31/02)

2001 Voice, Image, Gesture: Selections from The Jewish Museum's Collection, 1945 –
2000, The Jewish Museum, New York
Homage to the Square: Picturing Washington Square, 1890-1865,
Berry-Hill Galleries, Inc., New York

2000-01 Open Ends (Innocence and Experience), The Museum of Modern Art, New York,
(9/28/00 – 1/2/01

2000 How You Look At It, Sprengel Museum, Hanover, Germany

1999-2000 The American Century, Part 2, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
I'm Not Here: Constructing Identity at the Turn of the Century, Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, PA

1998 American Playhouse: The Theatre of Self-Presentation, Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery at Harbourfront Centre, Toronto
Private Ficcions, Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona, Spain

1995 Tibet House Benefit Exhibition, Robert Miller Gallery, New York
46. Biennial Venice1995, Venice, Italy

1994 Old Glory: The American Flag in Contemporary Art, Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH
American Politicians, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Supreme Shots: Fashion Photography Since 1948, Photology, Milan
Pictures of the Real World, Le Consortium, Dijon, France, [curated by Robert Nickas]; (traveled to: Le Capitou, Centre d'Art Contemporain, Frejus, France; Städtische Gallerie, Goppingen, Germany; Galleria Massimo De Carlo; Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo)

1993 Artists by Artists, Forum Gallery, New York
Gesture and Nuance: The Photographic Portrait, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco
Saint in the City, Tom Cugliani Gallery, New York

1992-93 This Sporting Life, 1878-1989, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, (5/16/92 – 8/29/93)
The New York School- Photographs 1936-1963, Sandra Berler, Chevy Chase, MD
Pantheon of Photography, Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland GmbH, Bonn, Germany
Diane Arbus and Manuel Neri, Ginny Williams Gallery, Denver, (traveled to Tavelli Williams Gallery, Aspen, CO)

1991 Appearances: Fashion Photography Since 1945, Victoria and Albert Museum, London

1990-91 Presence of Portraits, Jane Corkin Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, (11/28/90 – 1/19/91)
1990 Figuring the Body, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Diane Arbus and Her Artistic Lineage, Jan Kesner Gallery, Los Angeles
Kunstlerinnen des 20 Jahrhunderts, Museum Wiesbaden, Wiesbaden, Germany
Lovers, Jane Corkin Gallery, Toronto
Arbus and Weegee: Photographs, Robert Klein Gallery, Boston, MA
Alfred Stieglitz, Diane Arbus, G. Ray Hawkins, Los Angeles

1989 Suburban Home Life Tracking the American Dream, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Photo Perception, Phyllis Rothman Gallery, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison, NJ
The Art of Photography 1839-1989, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, (traveled to Australian National Gallery, Cranberra and Royal Academy of Arts, London
On the Art of Fixing a Shadow, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

1988 Queer Landscapes, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco

1987 The Insistent Object: Photographs 1845-1986, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco
Photography and Art1946-86, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles
Some Sixties Works, Robert Miller Gallery, New York

1985 American Images: Photography 1945-1980, Barbican Art Gallery, London, (traveled
to Bradbord, England and Edinburgh, Scotland)

1984 The Human Condition, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco

1983 Floods of Light, The Photographers' Gallery, London

1982 Sander, Model, Arbus, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco
Temporary Photography Gallery Installation, Museum of Modern Art, New York

1981 American Children, Museum of Modern Art, New York

1980 The Magical Eye: Definitions of Photography, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa

1979 Photographie als Kunst 1879-1979, Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum,
Innsbruck, Austria (traveled to: Neue Galerie am Wolfgang Gurlitt Museum, Linz, Austria; Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz, Austria; and Museumdes 20. Jahrhunderts, Vienna)

1978-80 Mirrors and Windows: American Photography since 1960, Museum of Modern Art, New York, (toured the United States (1978 - 80)

1978 The Presence of Walker Evans, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA
Arbus/Krims/Michals, Galerie Schellmann und Kluser, Munich, Germany

1977 Lisette Model, Diane Arbus, Rosalind Solomon, Galerie Zabriskie, Paris
Fashion Photography, International Museum of Photography, Rochester, NY; (traveled to Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco; Cincinnati Art Institute, Cincinnati; and Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, FL)
Documenta 6, Kassel, Germany

1975-77 Women of Photography, San Francisco Museum of Art (toured the United States
1975 - 77)

1972 36. Biennial Venice, Venice, Italy {10 photographs from A box of ten photographs}

1971 New Photography U.S.A., Museum of Modern Art, New York (toured the United
States and Canada)

1969 Thirteen Photographers, Pratt Institute, New York

1967-73 Photography in the 20th Century, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, (toured
Canada and the United States 1967 - 1973)

1966 Guggenheim Group Show, Philadelphia College of Art, Philadelphia, PA

1965 Group Show, Museum of Modern Art, New York

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