About US-American photographer, Saul LEITER (1923-2013)

Saul LEITER was born in Pittsburgh, USA. In 1946 he moved to New York City to become a painter, but was encouraged to pursue photography by the photographic experimentation and influence of his friend, the abstract expressionist Richard Pousette-Dart. He subsequently enjoyed a successful career as a fashion photographer spanning three decades, and his images were published in magazines such as Esquire, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle and British Vogue. His work is held in many prestigious private and public collections including the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Victoria and Albert Museum. Saul LEITER died in November 2013.

Photo books by as well as publications about the work of Saul LEITER

  • 'In Living Color: Photographs by Saul Leiter' (2006); 'Photo Poche' (2007); 'Early Color' (2008); 'Early Black and White' (2008, 2015); 'Saul Leiter' (2008); 'Retrospektive Saul Leiter' (2012, 2019); 'Saul Leiter Photographs And Works On Paper' (2016); 'All About Saul Leiter' (2017, 2022); 'Francois Halard: Saul Leiter' (2017, 2020); 'Here's more, why not' (2018); 'In my Room' (2018); 'Women' (2018); 'Forever Saul Leiter' (2021); 'Die Große Retrospektive' (2023);

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Slipcased DVD (PAL,) approx. 75 min., English
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'In My Room' contains nude studies in black and white that Saul LEITER made indoors in his studio in New York, often illuminated by the lush natural light. In the 1970s he planned to turn them into a book, which was never realized during his lifetime.
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2nd printrun, slipcased set of 2 linen bound HCs, each with dust jacket, 20 x 20 x 2 cm., 388 pp., b/w ills., text language: English
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'The Unseen Saul Leiter' shows for the first time 76 rediscovered works from an extraordinary photographic treasure trove of more than 40,000 color slides left by the American photographer at his death, only a fraction of which ever saw the light of day.
from 39,90 € Weight 1 kg
The catalog 'Saul Leiter. Die Große Retrospective' sheds new light on one of photography's most enigmatic figures. It shows New York street scenes, fashion & nude photographs and makes archive material, contact prints & notebooks accessible to the public.
68,00 € * Weight 1.2 kg
SIGNED! 'Reden wir über Fotografie" (Let's talk about photography) is a collection of essays and interviews by photo historian Hans-Michael Koetzle. He accompanies us on amazing paths through the history & present of photography, an alway in flux medium.
29,80 € * Weight 0.4 kg
The accompanying catalog of the retrospective of the work by Saul LEITER features his early black-and-white as well as color photographs and, for the first time, his fashion photography, also the overpainted nudes, his paintings as well as his sketchbooks
49,90 € Weight 1.4 kg
Actual print run, linen bound HC with dust jacket, 20 x 20 x 2 cm., 168 pp., 100 color ills., text language: English
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'Photographers A-Z' brings together photographers who have made a significant contribution to photographic culture, as well as the most important photographic volumes of the past century. The entries are illustrated with facsimiles from books & magazines.
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The compendium 'Augen auf!' offers an art and cultural history of the Leica from the 1920s to the present day. With essays on the technical genesis of the Leica, its influence on modern photojournalism and its significance for the photographic avant-garde
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more photobooks with works by Saul LEITER
  • 'Appearances: Fashion Photography Since 1945' (1991); 'Augen Auf!: 100 Jahre Leica' (2014, together with many other prominent photographers as Michael ACKERMAN, Jane Evelyn ATWOOD, Ilse BING, Edouard BOUBAT, René BURRI, Robert CAPA, Henri CARTIER-BRESSON, Mark COHEN, Bruce DAVIDSON, Michel Vanden EECKHOUDT, William EGGLESTON, Richard FLEISCHHUT, Robert FRANK, Lee FRIEDLANDER, Alberto Garcia ALIX, Gianni Berengo GARDIN, Ralph GIBSON, Bruce GILDEN, René GROEBLI, George GROSZ, Ara GÜLER, Elisabeth HASE, Fred HERZOG, Frank HORVAT, Thomas HOEPKER, Barbara KLEMM, William KLEIN, Robert LEBECK, Ulrich MACK, Ramón MASATS, Susan MEISELAS, Jeff MERMELSTEIN, Joel MEYEROWITZ, Will McBRIDE, László MOHOLY-NAGY, Victor PALLA, Alexander RODCHENKO, Paolo ROVERSI, Erich SALOMON, Jeanloup SIEFF, Klavdij SLUBAN, Louis STETTNER, Christer STRÖMHOLM, Sabine WEISS, Kai WIEDENHÖFER, Tom WOOD);  'Reden wir über Fotografie' (2022, together with many other renowned photographers as Ellen AUERBACH, Bruno BARBEY, Alexey BRODOVITCH, René BURRI, Henri CARTIER-BRESSON, Robert DOISNEAU, William EGGLESTON, Willy FLECKHAUS, F. C. GUNDLACH, Ernst HAAS, Fred HERZOG, André KERTÉSZ, Klaus KINOLD, Saul LEITER, Alexander LIBERMAN, Herbert LIST, Martin PARR, Paolo ROVERSI, Wim WENDERS, a.o.);
Exhibitions
Solo exhibtions
  • 1944: Ten Thirty Gallery, Cleveland;
    1945: The Outlines Gallery, Pittsburgh;
    1947: Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH;
    1950s: Tanager Gallery, New York;
    1954: 'Emerging Talent', Samuel Koontz Gallery, New York;
    1972: Midtown Y, New York;
    1984 & 1985: Gallery Lafayette, New York;
    1993 & 1994: Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York;
    1997: 'Saul Leiter, In Color', Howard Greenberg Gallery, NY & Martha Schneider Gallery, Chicago;
    2004: 'Saul Leiter, In Color', Staton Greenberg Gallery, Santa Barbara;
    2005: 'Saul Leiter, Early Color', Howard Greenberg Gallery, NY;
    2006: In Living Color, Photographs by Saul Leiter, Milwaukee Art Museum; 'Saul Leiter. Color', Fifty One Fine Art Photography, Antwerpen; 'The Fashion Photographs of Saul Leiter', Festival of Fashion Photography, Hyères, France;
    2007: 'Early Color', University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor;
    2008: 'Saul Leiter', Foundation Henri Cartier-Bresson, Paris; Galleria Carla Sozzani, Milan; Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta; Howard Greenberg Gallery, NY; Faggionato Fine Arts, London; Galerie Camera Obscura, Paris;
    2009: 'Saul Leiter', Galerie f5,6, München;
    2011: 'Early Color', Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne;
    2012: 'Saul Leiter. Retrospektive', Deichtorhallen Hamburg;
    2013: 'Saul Leiter', KunstHausWien;
    2014/2015: Retrospektive', Fotografieforum Frankfurt/Main;
    2015: 'Saul Leiter', Galerie f5,6, München;
    2019: 'Retrospektive', Kulturstiftung der Versicherungskammer Bayern;
    2023: 'Die Große Retrospektive', Les Rencontres D' Arles, France;
Group exhibitions
  • 1947: 'Abstract and Surrealist Art', Art Institute of Chicago;
    1953: 'Contemporary Photography', Tokyo Museum; 'Always the Young Stranger', Museum of Modern Art, New York City;
    1958: 'Photographs from the Museum Collection', MoM, NY;
    1980: 'Fashion Photographers', Hastings/Rinhart Galleries, New York;
    1991: 'Appearances: Fashion Photography Since 1945', Victoria and Albert Museum, London;
    1994: 'The New York School', Dean Jensen Gallery, Milwaukee;
    1995: 'By Night', Cartier Foundation, Paris;
    1996: 'Delirium', Ricco/Maresca Gallery, New York;
    1998: 'Look at Me, Fashion and Photography in Britain 1960 to the Present', European Touring Exhibition;
    2002: 'New York: Capital of Photography', The Jewish Museum, New York; 'New York Scene' (together with works by Ted CRONER, Sid GROSSMAN & Leon LEVINSTEIN. Howard Greenberg, NY; Visions from America. 1940-2001', The Whitney Museum of American Art;
    2006: 'Color Photography', Amon Carter Museum, Texas; 'The Streets of New York', National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.;
    2007: 'Pieces of a City'; Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York; 'Mapping the City', Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; 'When Color Was New', Art Institute of Chicago;
    2018/19: 'Nudes' (together with works by David LYNCH & Helmut NEWTON, Museum für Fotografie, Berlin;