New Artist Challenge Saul Leiter

August 31st, 2021
Thanks to Jacqueline for hosting the last Artist Challenge. I am very grateful that my tribute to Alexandra Brand was chosen. I think that Saul Leiter might be a good artist to ponder for our next challenge.

“Saul Leiter was an American artist and early pioneer of color photography. With distinctive imagery suffused with painterly qualities, he is often grouped with other photographers of the New York School such as Richard Avedon, Weegee, and Diane Arbus. His work, however, departs dramatically with that group in regard to his subject matter—an oblique mélange of New York’s streets, architecture, and inhabitants. “A window covered with raindrops interests me more than a photograph of a famous person,” the artist said. Born on December 3, 1923 in Pittsburgh, PA, Leiter left Jewish theological study at 23 and moved to New York to pursue painting. Largely self-taught, Leiter’s colleague Richard Pousett-Dart encouraged him to try his hand at photography, leading to a lifelong career spent documenting his East Village neighborhood. He chose to shoot in color in the 1940s, well before other art photographers adopted the medium. In 2006, Steidl Verlag published Saul Leiter: Early Color which conveyed the breadth of Leiter’s color work in a book for the first time. The artist died on November 26, 2013 in New York, NY at the age of 89. in 2014 Margit Erb founded the Saul Leiter Foundation, which is dedicated to preserving the art and legacy of the artist. Today, his works are held in the collections of the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and the Art Institute of Chicago, among others.”

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Starts: September 1, 2021
Ends: September 24, 2021
Tag with AC-saulleiter

Have fun and looking forward to seeing your posts.
August 31st, 2021
You do such a great job of presenting these challenges! I am looking forward to trying something for this one!
August 31st, 2021
I think an umbrella purchase is on the cards!!
August 31st, 2021
the tag ac-leiter has been used before is your tag one word without the hyphen? or you could use ac-saulleiter
August 31st, 2021
by the way he was brilliant !
there is a movie about him
September 1st, 2021
If you change the tag, please be as kind as to notify me (just a reference in this thread, so I can adjust the Sh*t list)
September 1st, 2021
@kali66 Will do- thank you so much
September 1st, 2021
Not sure tag with two words works, as @kali66 suggested ac-saulleiter with "-"in the middle?
September 2nd, 2021
yes you need the hyphen !
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