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Elliott Erwitt

born in 1928 in Paris (France)

Paris, France, 1989

"My name is Elliott Erwitt, and it has been for quite some time"> Read more

Sarcastic yet tender, Elliott Erwitt stands amongst the most important photographers of the 20th century. Born in Paris in 1928, he spent his childhood in Milan before returning to the French capital when he was ten years old. In 1939, his parents, who were Russian immigrants, moved to the United States and settled in Los Angeles. While attending the Hollywood Senior High School, Elliott Erwitt worked in a commercial darkroom processing movie star prints "signed" for fans.

After studying photography and filmmaking at the Los Angeles City College and the New School for Social Research, Elliott Erwitt was drafted in the United States Army as a photographer's assistant. In 1953, freshly decommissioned from the army, he reconnected with Robert Capa – whom he had met prior to his military service – who invited him to join Magnum. From 1968 to 1970, Erwitt was President of the prestigious photo agency.

As a leading photojournalist, he participated in The Family of Man, the famous 1955 MoMA exhibition curated by John Szarkowski. Throughout his career, he also photographed Hollywood stars, including famous shots of Marilyn Monroe and her flowing white dress during the promotion of the Seven Year Itch and those taken on the set of the Misfits.

In the seventies, he developed a keen interest for films and while continuing his work still as a photographer, he made several documentaries such as Beauty Knows No Pain (1971), Red, White and Bluegrass (1973), and The Glass Makers of Heart (1979). Never losing touch with his mischievous side, he also produced seventeen comedy and satire television programs for HBO.

Even while working on numerous photo and video projects, whether for editorial, industrial or commercial clients, Elliott Erwitt devoted his spare time to personal projects, producing over twenty books and countless exhibitions, including one man shows at the MoMA (New York), the Chicago Art Institute (Chicago), the Smithsonian (Washington, DC), the Palais de Tokyo (Paris), the Reina Sofia Museum (Madrid), the Barbican (London) and the Spazio Oberdan (Milan).

Selected Exhibitions

Selected Exhibitions

Personal Best

International Center of Photography, New York, USA, 2011

Personal Best

Art Museum, Portland, USA, 2007

Museums as Muse

MoMA, New York, USA, 1999

Rétrospective Centre National de la Photographie

Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 1988

Mirrors and Windows

MoMA, New York, USA, 1978

Rencontres internationales de la Photographie

Arles, France, 1977

Press

Elliott Erwitt : Madfor Culture

MadFor Madame Figaro, décembre 2013

Elliott Erwitt : Sans paroles

Polka #17, mars 2012

Elliott Erwitt : Parlez-moi d'images

Polka #8, février 2010

Elliott Erwitt : American Express

Polka #3, octobre 2008

Exhibitions at Polka Galerie

Exhibitions at Polka Galerie

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Elliott Erwitt

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March 15 - May 12, 2012
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Elliott Erwitt

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November 19, 2010 - February 19, 2011
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March 11 - June 5, 2010
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Elliott Erwitt

Elliot Erwitt Exposition L'Amérique dans tous ses états
November 12, 2008 - February 17, 2009

Selected Publications

Regarding Women Regarding Women Regarding Women Regarding Women Regarding Women

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Regarding Women
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Personal Best
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"My name is Elliott Erwitt, and it has been for quite some time"> Read more

Sarcastic yet tender, Elliott Erwitt stands amongst the most important photographers of the 20th century. Born in Paris in 1928, he spent his childhood in Milan before returning to the French capital when he was ten years old. In 1939, his parents, who were Russian immigrants, moved to the United States and settled in Los Angeles. While attending the Hollywood Senior High School, Elliott Erwitt worked in a commercial darkroom processing movie star prints "signed" for fans.

After studying photography and filmmaking at the Los Angeles City College and the New School for Social Research, Elliott Erwitt was drafted in the United States Army as a photographer's assistant. In 1953, freshly decommissioned from the army, he reconnected with Robert Capa – whom he had met prior to his military service – who invited him to join Magnum. From 1968 to 1970, Erwitt was President of the prestigious photo agency.

As a leading photojournalist, he participated in The Family of Man, the famous 1955 MoMA exhibition curated by John Szarkowski. Throughout his career, he also photographed Hollywood stars, including famous shots of Marilyn Monroe and her flowing white dress during the promotion of the Seven Year Itch and those taken on the set of the Misfits.

In the seventies, he developed a keen interest for films and while continuing his work still as a photographer, he made several documentaries such as Beauty Knows No Pain (1971), Red, White and Bluegrass (1973), and The Glass Makers of Heart (1979). Never losing touch with his mischievous side, he also produced seventeen comedy and satire television programs for HBO.

Even while working on numerous photo and video projects, whether for editorial, industrial or commercial clients, Elliott Erwitt devoted his spare time to personal projects, producing over twenty books and countless exhibitions, including one man shows at the MoMA (New York), the Chicago Art Institute (Chicago), the Smithsonian (Washington, DC), the Palais de Tokyo (Paris), the Reina Sofia Museum (Madrid), the Barbican (London) and the Spazio Oberdan (Milan).

Exhibitions at Polka Galerie

Exhibitions at Polka Galerie

Sequentially yours Sequentially yours Sequentially yours Sequentially yours Sequentially yours

Elliott Erwitt

Sequentially yours
March 15 - May 12, 2012
EST // OUEST : ICÔNES EST // OUEST : ICÔNES EST // OUEST : ICÔNES EST // OUEST : ICÔNES EST // OUEST : ICÔNES

Elliott Erwitt

EST // OUEST : ICÔNES
November 19, 2010 - February 19, 2011
Action! Action! Action! Action! Action!

Elliott Erwitt

Action!
March 11 - June 5, 2010
Elliot Erwitt Exposition L'Amérique dans tous ses états Elliot Erwitt Exposition L'Amérique dans tous ses états Elliot Erwitt Exposition L'Amérique dans tous ses états Elliot Erwitt Exposition L'Amérique dans tous ses états Elliot Erwitt Exposition L'Amérique dans tous ses états

Elliott Erwitt

Elliot Erwitt Exposition L'Amérique dans tous ses états
November 12, 2008 - February 17, 2009

Selected Exhibitions

Selected Exhibitions

Personal Best

International Center of Photography, New York, USA, 2011

Personal Best

Art Museum, Portland, USA, 2007

Museums as Muse

MoMA, New York, USA, 1999

Rétrospective Centre National de la Photographie

Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 1988

Mirrors and Windows

MoMA, New York, USA, 1978

Rencontres internationales de la Photographie

Arles, France, 1977

Selected Publications

Regarding Women Regarding Women Regarding Women Regarding Women Regarding Women

Elliott Erwitt

Regarding Women
TENEUS
XXL XXL XXL XXL XXL

Elliott Erwitt

XXL
teNeues
Sequentially yours Sequentially yours Sequentially yours Sequentially yours Sequentially yours

Elliott Erwitt

Sequentially yours
TeNeues
The Art of Andre S. Solidor a.k.a. Elliott Erwitt The Art of Andre S. Solidor a.k.a. Elliott Erwitt The Art of Andre S. Solidor a.k.a. Elliott Erwitt The Art of Andre S. Solidor a.k.a. Elliott Erwitt The Art of Andre S. Solidor a.k.a. Elliott Erwitt

Elliott Erwitt

The Art of Andre S. Solidor a.k.a. Elliott Erwitt
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Dogs Dogs Dogs Dogs Dogs

Elliott Erwitt

Dogs
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Unseen Unseen Unseen Unseen Unseen

Elliott Erwitt

Unseen
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Personal Best Personal Best Personal Best Personal Best Personal Best

Elliott Erwitt

Personal Best
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Kolor Kolor Kolor Kolor Kolor

Elliott Erwitt

Kolor
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Paris Paris Paris Paris Paris

Elliott Erwitt

Paris
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Press

Elliott Erwitt : Madfor Culture

MadFor Madame Figaro, décembre 2013

Elliott Erwitt : Sans paroles

Polka #17, mars 2012

Elliott Erwitt : Parlez-moi d'images

Polka #8, février 2010

Elliott Erwitt : American Express

Polka #3, octobre 2008