Current Events - updated January 6, 2012
Here we try to keep up on happenings related to
Frederick Sommer (b. September 7, 1905 – d. January 23, 1999).
Auction offerings and results we are informed of, exhibits and more if possible.
Additional information is posted as it becomes available.
Click for info about the development of a
catalogue raisonne The
Exhibition Archive has a list of past and
Current & Upcoming exhibits - (sorted by closing date)
January 13, 2012
Symposium "Landscape and Eschatology" with a presentation by John Timberlake on
Museum of Modern Art, NYC
May 13, 2011 - February 2012
Includes Sommer's "Smoke on Cellophane 5, 1961" as part of the current
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
"Modernist Photography: 1910 - 1950"
July 30, 2011 - April 1, 2012
Includes Sommer, Sheeler, Weston, Siskind, Levitt.
Two reviews are posted at MFA, Boston's site.
Victoria and Albert Museum, London
This is a pretty nice webpage about Frederick Sommer.
The best books readily available on Sommer:
Callahan, Siskind, Sommer - At the Crossroads of American
Photography by Britt Salvesen and Keith F. Davis (2009)
Radius Press Book description
This is a great look at the three artists in parallel along with excellent
essays from Keith and Britt - Jeremy Cox
The Art of Frederick Sommer: Photography, Drawing, Collage
This book is widely available with several
since the release in May 2005. Distributed by
Yale University Press, New Haven and London (ISBN
0-300-10783-8), for the Frederick & Frances Sommer