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Harry Callahan

American photographer and teacher

Brief biography, in most instances from the Union List of Artist Names® Online:
Callahan became interested in photography in 1938, and was influenced by the work of Ansel Adams after attending a lecture in 1941. He taught photography at the Chicago Institute of Design in 1946, and took over as head of its Department of Photography in 1949. During this time, he became friends with Hugo Weber, Mies van der Rohe, and Edward Steichen. His work shows an attention to details in nature, and he also experimented with double exposures.

Artist ID number in the Union List of Artist Names®: ULAN 500000873.
The ULAN link above leads to a cataloging authority record at the Getty Research Institute.

Objects related to Harry Callahan:

Harry Callahan Chicago, 1948 Gelatin silver print
Harry Callahan Eleanor and Barbara, 1953 Gelatin silver print on Kodak photographic paper
Harry Callahan New York, ca. 1969 Gelatin silver print
Harry Callahan Grasses, Wisconsin, 1958 Gelatin silver print
Harry Callahan Eleanor, ca. 1947 Gelatin silver print on Kodak photographic paper
Harry Callahan Chicago, ca. 1949 Gelatin silver print
Harry Callahan Cape Cod, 1971 Gelatin silver print
Harry Callahan Untitled (Building Facade), ca. 1960-1999 Dye transfer print
Harry Callahan Untitled (Building Facades), ca. 1960-1999 Dye transfer print
Harry Callahan Untitled (Building Facades), ca. 1960-1999 Dye transfer print
Harry Callahan Untitled (Light Abstraction), ca. 1941-1999 Dye transfer print
Harry Callahan Untitled (Montage of Faces and Eyes), ca. 1956 Dye transfer print
Harry Callahan Untitled (Grasses), ca. 1958 Gelatin silver print
Harry Callahan Untitled (Suburban Houses), ca. 1960-1991 Dye transfer print
Harry Callahan Untitled (City Facades), ca, 1960-1999 Dye transfer print
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