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Gregory Crewdson
Gregory Crewdson on location in Pittsfield, MA July 25, 2007
Born September 26, 1962 (1962-09-26) (age 47)
Brooklyn, New York
Nationality American
Field Photography
Training Yale University

Gregory Crewdson (born September 26, 1962) is an American photographer who is best known for elaborately staged, surreal scenes of American homes and neighborhoods.

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Biography

Gregory Crewdson portrait, July 2007

Crewdson was born in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY. As a teenager, he was part of a punk rock group called The Speedies that hit the New York scene in selling out shows all over town.[1] Their hit song "Let Me Take Your Photo" proved to be prophetic to what Crewdson would become later in life. In 2005, Hewlett Packard used the song in advertisements to promote its digital cameras.

In the mid 1980s, Crewdson studied photography at SUNY Purchase, near Port Chester, NY. He received his Master of Fine Arts from Yale University. He has taught at Sarah Lawrence, Cooper Union, Vassar College, and Yale University where he has been on the faculty since 1993. He is now professor at Yale.

Crewdson is represented in New York at the Luhring Augustine Gallery and in London at White Cube.[2]

Bibliography

Untitled photo from Crewdson's series Beneath the Roses (2003-2005)
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Photography books

  • Hover: Artspace Books, 1995, ISBN 1-891273-00-0 (first hardcover ed.)
  • Twilight: Photographs by Gregory Crewdson, with essay by Rick Moody: Harry N. Abrams, 2003, ISBN 0-8109-1003-9 (first hardcover ed.)
  • Gregory Crewdson: 1985-2005: Hatje Cantz Publishers, 2005, ISBN 3-7757-1622-X (first hardcover ed.)
  • Gregory Crewdson: Fireflies: Skarstedt Fine Art, 2007, ISBN 0970909055 (first hardcover ed.)
  • Beneath the Roses, with Russell Banks: Abrams, 2008, ISBN 978-0810993808

Individual Exhibitions

  • Yale University Art Gallery; New Haven, Connecticut (1988)
  • BlumHelman Warehouse; New York (traveled to Portland School of Art, Portland, Maine; Ruth Bloom Gallery, Los Angeles, California) (1991)
  • Houston Center for Photography; Houston, Texas (1992)
  • Feigen Gallery; Chicago, Illinois (1993)
  • Palm Beach Community College Museum of Art; Palm Beach, Florida (1994)
  • Galleri Charlotte Lund; Stockholm, Sweden (1995)

Articles

References

  1. ^ "Speedies - Bio" (online). http://www.speediesremix.com/bio.htm. Retrieved 2009-05-04. 
  2. ^ Warren, Lynne (ed.) (2005). Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century Photography. Routledge. ISBN 1-5795-8393-8. 

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