Fred J. Maroon was a photographer of international renown. His career spanned more than half a century and touched on topics ranging from fashion to food and architecture to landscapes and photojournalism and politics. In addition to the numerous awards garnered by his impressive career, Fred’s works are featured in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the International Center of Photography, and the Library of Congress.
Fred is best-known for his work in Washington, DC, both documenting the Nixon campaign and the architectural landscapes of the city. After serving in the Navy during World War II, Fred moved to Washington, DC, which became his home for the rest of his life. Fred’s poetic treatment of DC’s landmarks and neighborhoods reflect his unique perspective on the city he loved.
Mr. Maroon was the recipient of Gold Medal awards from the Art Directors’ Clubs of Metropolitan Washington and New York. His work was exhibited throughout America and abroad, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art, in New York, and the National Gallery of Art and the Library of Congress, in Washington DC. He had one-man exhibitions at the Corcoran Gallery, the Smithsonian Institution, and the United States Capitol in Washington DC. In June 1995 he had an exhibition, “Politics and Poetry,” at the Leica Gallery in New York. A posthumous exhibition, “Sorrow and Splendor: Images of Europe, 1950 – 1951,” was held at the Kathleen Ewing Gallery in Washington, DC in 2002. His photographs have been exhibited in major national museums as part of the “Photography in the Fine Arts” exhibitions, which are now in the permanent collection of the International Center of Photography in New York. Among his many honors were four First Prize awards in the annual White House News Photographers’ Association competitions.
Mr. Maroon lectured extensively throughout the United States and abroad. In 1986 and 1990 he exhibited and lectured at Photokina in Cologne, Germany, and in October 1986 he lectured as part of the National Geographic Society’s “Masters of Photography” series. In 1990 Mr. Maroon was part of the Smithsonian Institution’s “Masters of Photography” series.
About Fred Maroon
American, September 24, 1924 - November 5, 2001, New Brunswick, New Jersey