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Harry Callahan at 100
October 2, 2011 – March 4, 2012
West Building Ground Floor

This exhibition is no longer on view at the National Gallery.

Overview: Harry Callahan (1912–1999) was one of the most innovative and influential photographers of the 20th century. Celebrating the centenary of his birth, the exhibition of some 100 photographs explores all facets of Callahan's art, from its genesis in Detroit in the early 1940s and its flowering in Chicago in the late 1940s and 1950s to its maturation in Providence and Atlanta from the 1960s through the 1990s. Throughout his long career, he repeatedly found new ways of looking at and presenting the world in photographs that are elegant, visually daring, and highly experimental.

Organization: Organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington.

Sponsor: The exhibition is made possible through the generous support of the Trellis Fund.

Image: Harry Callahan, Eleanor, Chicago, 1947, gelatin silver print, The Herbert and Nannette Rothschild Memorial Fund in memory of Judith Rothschild, 1995.20.1

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Harry Callahan at 100
Audio, Released: November 29, 2011, (34:28 minutes)