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.