Jerry Uelsmann: Alchemy and Imagery at the National Arts Club's Gregg Gallery

Image above: During the opening night at the National Arts Club. © Sang Ha Park


The National Arts Club is currently exhibiting one of America’s most acclaimed and distinguished photographers, Jerry Uelsmann.  Uelsmann is recognized as a master printer and the forerunner of photomontage in the 20th century. Since his one-man exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in 1967, Uelsmann has been breaking boundaries in the art of photography. Combining his proficiency with multiple negatives with a striking and imaginative vision, Jerry Ueslmann has created a unique body of surreal, spiritual and thought provoking images.The National Arts Club exhibition will include iconic images from past decades and recent work being printed especially for this show.  It will be open until October 24th, 2015.

Image above: © Jerry Uelsmann / Courtesy of the National Arts Club

Born in Detroit in 1934, Jerry Uelsmann received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology and a Master of Fine Arts degree from Indiana University. In 1967 he received a Guggenheim Fellowship followed by a Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts in 1972. Ueslmann is also a Fellow of the Royal Photography Society of Great Britain. His photographs are in the permanent collections of museums worldwide including: The Metropolitan Museum, The Museum of Modern Art, The Chicago Art institute, The Victoria and Albert Musuem (London) and The Bibliotheque National (Paris).

Image above: During the opening night at the National Arts Club. © Sang Ha Park

On October 27, 2015, Jerry Uelsmann will be presented with an award from the Lucie Foundation for Lifetime Achievement in the Fine Arts at Carnegie Hall.

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