Bob Mizer

American, 1922–1992

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Bob Mizer

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American, 1922–1992

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Biography

Bob Mizer was an American photographer and filmmaker who is best known for his groundbreaking magazine Physique Pictorial, which mixed photographs and illustrations with political critiques. In 1945, the artist established the Athletic Model Guild and within the span of his nearly 50-year career, he created a body of work that both reflects and distorts American ideals of masculinity and sexuality. Mizer photographed thousands of men, including cultural icons such as Arnold Schwarzenegger and Andy Warhol. The photographer’s influence can be seen in the works of Robert Mapplethorpe and David Hockney.

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Biography

Bob Mizer was an American photographer and filmmaker who is best known for his groundbreaking magazine Physique Pictorial, which mixed photographs and illustrations with political critiques. In 1945, the artist established the Athletic Model Guild and within the span of his nearly 50-year career, he created a body of work that both reflects and distorts American ideals of masculinity and sexuality. Mizer photographed thousands of men, including cultural icons such as Arnold Schwarzenegger and Andy Warhol. The photographer’s influence can be seen in the works of Robert Mapplethorpe and David Hockney.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Top emerging
Emerging representation
Represented by up-and-coming galleries.
Group
Group show at a major institution
MOCA Los Angeles
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 1 more
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