Saul Leiter

Saul Leiter (* 1923, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; USA)
He is living and working in New York


his mother gives him his first camera as a birthday present


Telshe Yeshiva Rabbinical College, Cleveland


exhibition of his paintings at Ten Thirty Gallery, Cleveland


moves to New York


beeing successful as a painter he visits the Henri Cartier- Bresson exhibition at the MOMAgets friend with W. Eugene Smith

1948 (circa)

first attempts in color photography


the black and white series "The Wedding as a Funeral" is published in LIFE magazine
(September 1951)


20 of his color works are chosen by Edward Steichen for his lecture "Experimental Photography in Colour" at the MOMA


Leiter starts working for Harper´s Bazaar under Art Director Henry Wolf

1960 - 1980

works for Harper's Bazaar, Elle, Show, Vogue, Queen and Nova.
publications in LIFE, US Camera, Photography Annual and Infinity.


his Fashion Photography is shown at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London;
(catalogue by Martin Harrison)


first solo exhibition at the Milwaukee Art Museum and the publication of the first monography on his color works

Selected Solo Exhibitions


Saul Leiter, Fotografieforum Frankfurt am Main.


Saul Leiter, KunstHausWien


Saul Leiter, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg
Saul Leiter, Forma Foundation for Photography, Milan


Saul Leiter, Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam


Saul Leiter,, Moscow
Saul Leiter, Photographs & Paintings, Galerie Camera Obscura, Paris


Saul Leiter Paintings, Knoedler Gallery, New York
Saul Leiter, Fifty One Fine Art Photography, Antwerp
Saul Leiter, Musée Nicéphore Niépce, Chalon-sur-Saone, France


Saul Leiter, Foundation Henri Cartier-Bresson, Paris


Saul Leiter: Early Color, University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor


In Living Color: Photographs by Saul Leiter , Milwaukee Art Museum


Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover
Albertina Museum, Vienna
American Academy of Arts & Letters, New York
Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth
Art Institute of Chicago
Art Collection of Agnès B. (Private)
Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Sir Elton John Collection (Private)
Fondation Nationale d'Art Contemporain, Paris
Hermes Collection of Art (Private)
Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris
Milwaukee Museum of Art
Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Museum of Modern Art, New York
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City (Hallmark Photographic Collection)
RISD Museum, Providence, R.I.
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, C.A.
St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, M.O.
Staatliche Museen Zu Berlin
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Whitney Museum of American Arts, New York
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven