Elliott Erwitt: Master Class
World-renowned photographer Elliott Erwitt returns to Catherine Couturier Gallery, formerly John Cleary Gallery, for a career retrospective encompassing work from his sixty-plus years as a distinguished documentary and commercial artist. Mr. Erwitt was heavily influenced by his meetings with Edward Steichen, Roy Stryker and Robert Capa in the late 1940’s, the latter of whom invited Erwitt to join the prestigious Magnum Photo agency. Decades later he has established himself as one of the preeminent photographers of his time.
Mr. Erwitt’s lens has captured a wide range of subject matter throughout his career, encompassing both the intimacy of everyday life as well as the lives of some of the 20th century’s most notable icons, including Marilyn Monroe, Jackie Kennedy, Che Guavara and Richard Nixon. Throughout all of his work he has maintained a singular sense of wit and honesty while consummately executing Henri Cartier-Bresson’s notion of the “decisive moment.”
New York City, 1971 - Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier
In addition to being published in dozens of books, Mr. Erwitt has shown extensively in museums and galleries around the globe including New York’s Museum of Modern Art, the Smithsonian Institution, the Art Institute of Chicago and Paris’ Museum of Modern Art. In 2011 he was awarded the International Center of Photography’s Infinity Award for Lifetime Achievement, joining such previous winners as Andre Kertesz, Annie Leibovitz and Gordon Parks.
Alabama, 1955 (Southern Charm)
For the entire Elliott Erwitt: Master Class listing, please visit the exhibition page here.