Marvin E. Newman

The First Decade
February 11 - March 11, 2006
Selected Works Thumbnail View
Untitled (Self-portrait), 1956 Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1956 8 x 10 inchesUntitled (Self-portrait), 1956 Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1956 8 x 10 inches

Untitled (Self-portrait), 1956

Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1956

8 x 10 inches

Untitled (Man in Park), 1953 Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1953 7 x 11 inchesUntitled (Man in Park), 1953 Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1953 7 x 11 inches

Untitled (Man in Park), 1953
Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1953
7 x 11 inches

Untitled (Skier on Hill), 1953 Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1953 11 x 7 inchesUntitled (Skier on Hill), 1953 Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1953 11 x 7 inches

Untitled (Skier on Hill), 1953
Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1953
11 x 7 inches

Untitled (Baby Carriage), 1953 Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1953 5 x 13 inchesUntitled (Baby Carriage), 1953 Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1953 5 x 13 inches

Untitled (Baby Carriage), 1953
Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1953
5 x 13 inches

Untitled (Baby on Beach), 1952 Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1952 14 x 11 inchesUntitled (Baby on Beach), 1952 Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1952 14 x 11 inches

Untitled (Baby on Beach), 1952
Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1952
14 x 11 inches

Untitled (Three Fences), 1953 Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1953 6 x 10 1/2 inchesUntitled (Three Fences), 1953 Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1953 6 x 10 1/2 inches

Untitled (Three Fences), 1953
Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1953
6 x 10 1/2 inches

Untitled (Lights), 1953 Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1953 7 x 11 inchesUntitled (Lights), 1953 Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1953 7 x 11 inches

Untitled (Lights), 1953
Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1953
7 x 11 inches

Untitled (Ferris Wheel), 1952 Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1952 7 x 11 inchesUntitled (Ferris Wheel), 1952 Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1952 7 x 11 inches

Untitled (Ferris Wheel), 1952
Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1952
7 x 11 inches

Untitled, 1950 Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1950 3 3/4 x 4 3/4 inchesUntitled, 1950 Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1950 3 3/4 x 4 3/4 inches

Untitled, 1950
Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1950
3 3/4 x 4 3/4 inches

Untitled (Contact), 1949 Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1949 3 3/4 x 4 3/4 inchesUntitled (Contact), 1949 Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1949 3 3/4 x 4 3/4 inches

Untitled (Contact), 1949
Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1949
3 3/4 x 4 3/4 inches

Untitled (Bridge), 1951 Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1951 7 x 11 inchesUntitled (Bridge), 1951 Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1951 7 x 11 inches

Untitled (Bridge), 1951
Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1951
7 x 11 inches

Untitled (Girl and Boy in Window), 1951 Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1951 12 1/4 x 10 1/4 inchesUntitled (Girl and Boy in Window), 1951 Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1951 12 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches

Untitled (Girl and Boy in Window), 1951
Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1951
12 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches

Untitled (Girl in Window), 1951 Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1951 12 1/4 x 10 1/4 inchesUntitled (Girl in Window), 1951 Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1951 12 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches

Untitled (Girl in Window), 1951
Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1951
12 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches

Untitled (Children with Mask), 1951 Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1951 7 1/4 x 9 1/4 inchesUntitled (Children with Mask), 1951 Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1951 7 1/4 x 9 1/4 inches

Untitled (Children with Mask), 1951
Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1951
7 1/4 x 9 1/4 inches

Untitled (Shadows), 1951 Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1951 16 x 20 inchesUntitled (Shadows), 1951 Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1951 16 x 20 inches

Untitled (Shadows), 1951
Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1951
16 x 20 inches

Untitled (Two Children), 1951 Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1951 7 x 6 1/2 inchesUntitled (Two Children), 1951 Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1951 7 x 6 1/2 inches

Untitled (Two Children), 1951
Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1951
7 x 6 1/2 inches

Untitled (Womens Legs), 1951 Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1951 4 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches eachUntitled (Womens Legs), 1951 Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1951 4 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches each

Untitled (Womens Legs), 1951
Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1951
4 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches each

Untitled (Manhole Covers), 1952 Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1952 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches eachUntitled (Manhole Covers), 1952 Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1952 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches each

Untitled (Manhole Covers), 1952
Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1952
6 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches each

Press Release

Marvin E. Newman (American, 1927- ) will have an exhibition of his photographs at Silverstein Photography from February 11 - March 11, 2006. The exhibition will be shown in two parts (Part II in 2007). Part I features over 100 vintage photographs that were produced between 1949-1958.

 

Newman was born in New York City and grew up in the early years of the Depression. He graduated from Brooklyn College’s Bauhaus-influenced design department studying photography with Walter Rosenblum and sculpture with Burgoyne Diller. At Rosenblum’s suggestion, he joined the Photo League in 1948, working and learning in the communal darkrooms.

 

After graduation, Newman continued his education in Chicago at the Institute of Design (now Illinois Institute of Technology). He found the school to be a highly stimulating and creative environment where artists, scientists, and technologists debated innovation. At the Institute, he studied under Harry Callahan and Aaron Siskind. In 1952, Newman was one of the first students at IIT to earn a Master of Science degree in Photography.

 

In 1953, Newman returned to New York City and was a featured young photographer in Edward Steichen’s Museum of Modern Art show, “Always the Young Stranger.” Concurrently, he became active in the magazine field working for Life, Look, Sports Illustrated, and other publications. Because of his background as an athlete, Newman quickly succeeded in the sports world and became famous for many of sports’ best-known photographs.



Marvin E. Newman’s work has been exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago, Philadelphia Museum of Art, International Center for Photography, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, and Museum of Modern Art. His work is held in many collections including the Eastman House, Museum of Modern Art, and International Center for Photography. He has received numerous accolades and awards over the past 50 years, including national contests at American Photography (1950) and Time, Inc (1951). The artist continues to work in New York City.