1883 Born in Portland, OR 


1903 - 1907 Studied chemistry at the University of Washington, Seattle, WA 
1907 Worked as a phototechnician in the studio of Edward Curtis, Seattle, WA 
1909 - 1910 Studied at the Technische Hochschule on a graduate scholarship, Dresden, Germany 
1910 Established her own portrait studio in Seattle, WA 
1932 Joined the West coast photographers known as Group f.64, which included Ansel Adams, Henry Swift, and Edward          Weston 
1947 Instructor, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA 
1967 Elected a Fellow of the National Academy of Arts and Sciences 
1968 Recipient, Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from the California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA 
1970 Recipient, Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship 
1973 Recipient, Artist of the Year, San Francisco Art Commission, San Francisco, CA 
1976 Died in San Francisco, CA 


Selected Exhibitions

2009 - 2010 Everything Under the Sun: Photographs by Imogen Cunningham, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA (solo) 
2003 Natural Inspiration, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia (solo) 
2002 Imogen Cunningham: Her Family and Friends, Jan Kesner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (solo) 
1999 Imogen Cunningham: Pictorialism - Modernism, Jan Kesner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (solo) 
1998 Imogen Cunningham, Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA (solo) 
1994 Imogen Cunningham: Magical Realism, Jan Kesner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 
1993 Die Poesie der Form, Fotografie Forum international, Frankfurt, Germany 
1991 Imogen Cunningham, Hasselblad Center, Göteborg, Sweden (solo) 
1983 The Photographs of Imogen Cunningham: A Centennial Selection, Blaffer Gallery, The Art Museum of the          University of Houston, Houston, TX and Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA (solo)
         Imogen Cunningham: A 75-Year Photographic Survey, Presentation House Gallery, North Vancouver, Canada (solo) 
1974 Imogen, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA (solo) 
1973 Imogen Cunningham, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY (solo)
         Witkin Gallery, New York, NY (solo) 
1972 Group f.64 Exhibition, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA 
1970 Witkin Gallery, New York, NY (solo) 
1964 Photographs by Imogen Cunningham, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL (solo) 
1941 Golden Gate International Exposition, Treasure Island, San Francisco, CA
1936 E. B. Crocker Art Gallery, Sacramento, CA (solo)
1935 Dallas Art Museum, Dallas, TX (solo) 1932 Group f.64 Exhibition, M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco, CA
         Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA (solo) 
1931 M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco, CA 
1929 Film and Foto Exhibtion, Stuttgart, Germany
         Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA 
1921 Pictorial Photographic Society Exhibition, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, CA 
1914 Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences, Brooklyn, NY (solo)

 

Selected Public Collections 

The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL 
The Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI 
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY 
Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA 
Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma City, OK 
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA 
Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA 
Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA 
The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan 
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada 


Literature 
2001 Taschen, Angelika. Imogen Cunningham 1883 - 1976. New York: Taschen, 2001

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