Platte River, Tennessee

About Robert Frank

One of the most acclaimed photographers of the 20th century, Robert Frank is best known for his seminal book The Americans, featuring photographs taken by the artist in the mid-1950s as he traveled across the U.S. on a Guggenheim fellowship. These photographs feature glimpses of highways, cars, parades, jukeboxes, and diners as iconic symbols of America while simultaneously suggesting an underlying sense of alienation and hardship. Frank’s loose, casual approach often generated blurred imagery and tilted horizons, causing his photographic style to be as controversial as his subject matter. In the 1950s, Frank was a regular contributor to Harper’s Bazaar, but later turned his focus from still images to filmmaking, creating classics of American subculture such as Pull My Daisy (1959).

American, b. 1924, Zurich, Switzerland

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2016
American Classics, Pace Gallery, London
2016
Make Light of It, Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York
2016
Be-hold Open House, Be-hold, Yonkers
2015
Robert Frank Photographs: Park/Sleep & Partida, Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York