biography of Lisette MODEL (1901-1983)

Personal data



Sex : F
Nationality/Affiliation : United States

Representatives

Maurice Keitelman Gallery – 9 Rue de la Paille – Brussels, Belgium

Professional data


Work and Life

1951:Her friend Berenice Abbott persuades Model to start teaching photography at the New School for Social Research in New York. She teaches there and at many workshops for the remainder of her life.
1942:Look publishes her photographs of an open air patriotic rally in downtown New York under the title “Their Boys are Fighting”.
1938:With her husband, comes to New York for a short visit that lasted a lifetime.
1937:Marries the Russian Jewish painter, Evsa Model.
1935:This series in Nice is published in the communist periodical Regards, a publication led by Ehrenburg, Gide, Gorky and Malraux.
1934:Visiting her mother in Nice in l934 Model takes her camera out on the Promenade des Anglais and makes a series of portraits which to this day are among her most widely reproduced and widely exhibited images.
1933:Gives up music and starts to study art, and soon takes up a camera.
1926:To study voice with Marya Freund, the Polish soprano she leaves Vienna for Paris. Her mother and Olga moved to France as well, but to Nice.
1924:Her father, who was subject to depressions, died of cancer, long after much of the family fortune had been diminished in the first world war.
1920:Brought up to be a musician, she studies with Schonberg.


Other professions

1951 – 1983 : Professor
New School for Social Research – New York NY, United States

Work


Categorie and medium


Photography :

Subject

documentation
history/society
communities
portrait
urbanism

Movements and styles

Photo League

Solo Exhibitions (Selected)


Solo exhibitions

2002

Jazz
Gallery 292 – New York NY, United States
2002

Galerie Baudoin Lebon – Paris, France
11/07/2002 – 01/04/2003

Paula Cooper Gallery – New York NY, United States
05/04/2002 – 06/30/2002

2001

Fotomuseum – Winterthur ZH, Switzerland
2001

2000

Kunsthalle Wien im Museumsquartier – Vienna, Austria
06/28/2000 – 10/15/2000

1992

Fotografin 1933-83
Museum Ludwig – Cologne, Germany
1992

1943

The Art Institute of Chicago – Chicago IL, United States
1943

1941

The New York Photo League – New York NY, United States
1941

Group Exhibitions (Selected)


Art shows / fairs

2003

Paris Photo, n°7
Carrousel du Louvre – Paris, France
11/13/2003 – 11/16/2003
Represented by : Galerie Baudoin Lebon – 38 rue Ste Croix de la Bretonnerie – Paris, France

ArtBrussels – 21st Contemporary Art Fair
Brussels Expo – Brussels, Belgium
04/04/2003 – 04/08/2003
Represented by : Maurice Keitelman Gallery – 9 Rue de la Paille – Brussels, Belgium

2002

Paris Photo, n°6
Carrousel du Louvre – Paris, France
11/14/2002 – 11/17/2002

ArtBrussels – 20th Contemporary Art Fair
Brussels Expo – Brussels, Belgium
05/02/2002 – 05/06/2002
Represented by : Maurice Keitelman Gallery – 9 Rue de la Paille – Brussels, Belgium

2001

Art 32 Basel
Messe Basel – Basel BS, Switzerland
06/13/2001 – 06/18/2001
Represented by : Galerie Baudoin Lebon – 38 rue Ste Croix de la Bretonnerie – Paris, France

ArtBrussels – 19th Contemporary Art Fair
Brussels Expo – Brussels, Belgium
04/20/2001 – 04/24/2001
Represented by : Maurice Keitelman Gallery – 9 Rue de la Paille – Brussels, Belgium

AIPAD Photography Show
New York NY, United States
02/16/2001 – 02/18/2001
Represented by : Carol Ehlers Gallery Limited – Suite 303 750 North Orleans – Chicago IL, United States

2000

Paris Photo, n° 4
Carrousel du Louvre – Paris, France
11/16/2000 – 11/19/2000
Represented by : Michael Hoppen Gallery – 1st floor 3 Jubilee Place – London, United Kingdom


Group exhibitions

2005

Atumn in black and white
Stockholm, Sweden
10/01/2005 – 01/15/2006

2004

Poupées
Halle Saint Pierre – Paris, France
01/19/2004 – 07/31/2004

2002

New York Capital of Photography
The Jewish Museum – New York NY, United States
04/28/2002 – 09/02/2002

Des hommes dans la ville
Musée Malraux – Le Havre, France
03/08/2002 – 05/13/2002

The Life of the City
MoMA Museum of Modern Art – New York NY, United States
02/28/2002 – 05/21/2002

2001

Camera Women
Princeton NJ, United States
10/06/2001 – 01/06/2002

Picture This: Permanent Collection Photography
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art – Kansas City MO, United States
07/13/2001 – 10/07/2001

Bibliography (Selected)


On the artist


Books

2002

Lisette Model
Publisher: Editions Léo Scheer – 22 rue de l¿Arcade – Paris, France
Author: Stourdzé Sam
2002

Legals