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biography of Dorothea LANGE (1895-1965)

Personal data


Birth : 05/26/1895 - Hoboken NJ New Jersey, United States
Death : 10/11/1965
Sex : F
Nationality/Affiliation : United States

Representatives

Howard Greenberg Gallery – 41 east 57 str. – New York NY, United States
Lee Gallery – 1 Mount Vernon Street – Winchester MA, United States


Education

1917 – 1919 : Columbia University – 2960 Broadway – New York NY, United States
Pupil of / student of Clarence Hudson I WHITE [ 1871-1925 ]

Professional data


Work and Life

1965:Dies of cancer in Marin County, California, just before the opening of her major retrospective exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City
1958 – 1965:Works again as a freelance photographer, accompanying her husband on U.S. aid assignments in Asia, South America, and the Middle East
1954 – 1955:Staff photographer with Life magazine
1950 – 1951:Conducts seminars and participates in photographic conferences
1946 – 1950:Poor health force her to remain inactive for several years
1943 – 1945:Works for the Office of War Information, San Francisco
1942:Works for the U.S. War Relocation Agency in San Francisco
1941:Awarded by a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1941 for “photographic study of the American social scene,” a project she is prevented from completing by the United States’ entry into World War II
1940:Establishes a studio in Berkeley, California
1935:With Paul Taylor (whom she later marries) Lange begins work for the California Rural Rehabilitation Administration
1935 – 1942:As a member of the Farm Security Administration (FSA) photographic unit under Roy Stryker, photographs migrant workers, sharecroppers, tenant farmers, and other victims of the Depression in 22 states, primarily in the South and West
1934:A critical article about Lange written by Willard Van Dyke appears in Camera Craft
1932:After a decade as a studio portraitist, begins to photograph people in their social contexts on the streets of San Francisco
1919 – 1940:Operates her own studio
1918:Becomes employed as a photofinisher in San Francisco, where she works as a freelance photographer
1914:Visits the Fifth Avenue portrait studio of Arnold Genthe; he gives her her first camera and encourages her photographic work during the next year

Work


Categorie and medium


Photography :

Subject

documentation
war
history/society
communities

Movements and styles

Photo League

Works

Migrant Mother, Nipomo, California
Date of creation : 1936
Medium : Photograph
Subject : history/society
 

Solo Exhibitions (Selected)


Solo exhibitions

2002

About Life: The Photographs of Dorothea Lange
J. Paul Getty Museum – Los Angeles CA, United States
10/15/2002 – 02/09/2003

Photographs from the Collection of the Museum of Modern Art
Edwynn Houk Gallery – New York NY, United States
09/18/2002 – 11/02/2002

2000

Dorothea’s Children
Oakland Museum of California – Oakland CA, United States
07/28/2000 – 10/20/2000

1994

Dorothea Lange
SFMOMA San Francisco Museum of Modern Art – San Francisco CA, United States
1994

1978

Dorothea Lange
Oakland Museum of California – Oakland CA, United States
1978

1973

Dorothea Lange
V & A – The Victoria and Albert Museum – London, United Kingdom
1973

1971

Dorothea Lange
Oakland Museum of California – Oakland CA, United States
1971

1966

Retrospective
MoMA Museum of Modern Art – New York NY, United States
1966

Dorothea Lange
Oakland Museum of California – Oakland CA, United States
1966

1960

Dorothea Lange
SFMOMA San Francisco Museum of Modern Art – San Francisco CA, United States
1960

Dorothea Lange
Oakland Museum of California – Oakland CA, United States
1960

Group Exhibitions (Selected)


Art shows / fairs

2006

Paris Photo n°10
Carrousel du Louvre – Paris, France
11/16/2006 – 11/19/2006
Represented by : Edwynn Houk Gallery – 745 Fifth Avenue – New York NY, United States

2005

Paris Photo n°9
Paris, France
11/17/2005 – 11/20/2005
Represented by : Edwynn Houk Gallery – 745 Fifth Avenue – New York NY, United States

2003

Art Chicago 2003
Navy Pier’s Festival Hall – Chicago IL, United States
05/09/2003 – 05/12/2003
Represented by : Alan Koppel Gallery – 210 West Chicago Avenue – Chicago IL, United States

2001

Paris Photo, n°5
Carrousel du Louvre – Paris, France
11/15/2001 – 11/18/2001

AIPAD Photography Show
New York NY, United States
02/16/2001 – 02/18/2001
Represented by : John Cleary Gallery – 2635 Colquitt – Houston TX, United States

Photo L.A The 10th Los Angeles Photographic Print Exposition
Santa Monica Civic Auditorium – Santa Monica CA, United States
01/18/2001 – 01/21/2001
Represented by : RoseGallery – Bergamot Station Arts Center 2525 Michigan Avenue D-3 – Santa Monica CA, United States

2000

Paris Photo, n° 4
Carrousel du Louvre – Paris, France
11/16/2000 – 11/19/2000
Represented by : A Gallery for Fine Photography – 322 Royal Street – New Orleans LA, United States

Photo San Francisco, n° 1
Fort Mason – San Francisco CA, United States
07/27/2000 – 07/30/2000
Represented by : Alan Klotz / Photocollect – 22 East 72nd Street – New York NY, United States

photo L.A. 2000 – 9th Los Angeles Photographic Print Exposition
Santa Monica Civic Auditorium – Santa Monica CA, United States
01/20/2000 – 01/23/2000
Represented by : Alan Klotz / Photocollect – 22 East 72nd Street – New York NY, United States


Group exhibitions

2002

Made in USA : L’Art américain de 1908 à 1947
Musée Fabre – Montpellier, France
04/12/2002 – 06/23/2002

Made in USA : L’Art américain de 1908 à 1947
Musée des Beaux-Arts – Rennes, France
01/17/2002 – 03/31/2002

2001

Made in USA : L’Art américain de 1908 à 1947
Musée des Beaux-Arts – Bordeaux, France
10/10/2001 – 12/31/2001

1975

Women of Photography: An Historical Survey
SFMOMA San Francisco Museum of Modern Art – San Francisco CA, United States
1975

1972

Executive Order 9066: The Internment of 110,000 Japanese Americans
Whitney Museum of American Art – New York NY, United States
1972

1962

The Bitter Years: FSA Photographers 1935-1941
MoMA Museum of Modern Art – New York NY, United States
1962

1955

The Family of Man
MoMA Museum of Modern Art – New York NY, United States
01/24/1955 – 05/08/1955

Legals

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