Ryszard Horowitz, ‘Extasy’, 1978, Ney Gallery & Prints

Ryszard Horowitz was born in Krakow in Poland on May 5th 1939. Four months later the Nazis had invaded his homeland and his entire family ended up being sent to a series of concentration camps. They miraculously survived and at the war's end were amongst the few Jewish families who were able to re-establish their lives in Krakow. Ryszard is one of the youngest known survivors of Auschwitz. Ryszard studied art at the High School of Fine Arts in Krakow and then went on to major in painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in his home city. In 1956 during a brief political and cultural thaw in Poland the government awarded subsidies to encourage new and original art forms and Krakow suddenly emerged as a centre of avant-garde jazz, painting, theatre and filmmaking. In 1959, he achieved his ambition of immigrating to the United States and enrolled at New York's famed Pratt Institute. While still a student at Pratt he was given a scholarship to be apprenticed to Alexey Brodovitch, one of the most influential figures in the world of editorial design and photography at the time. In November 1967 he opened his own photography studio. In the ensuing five decades his work has been exhibited, published and collected around the globe and Ryszard has been awarded every major accolade that can be bestowed on a photographer including AD Club of New York Gold Medals, Gloria Artis Gold Medal of merit to culture awarded by the ministry of culture of Poland and Doctor Honoris Causa awarded by Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts, and Wroclaw Academy of Fine Arts. He is recognized as a pioneer of special effects photography predating digital imaging.

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2016

RIT UNIVERSITY GALLERY / VIGNELLI CENTER (Rochester, NY) One Man Show
2014

ART PALACE (Krakow, Poland) One Man Show
2014

COMMANDER'S CROSS WITH STAR Awarded by President of the Republic of Poland

HONORARY CITIZEN OF KRAKOW
2013

PHD IN FINE ARTS FROM WARSAW ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS
2012

DOCTOR HONORIS CAUSA Awarded by the Wroclaw Academy of Fine Arts

EMBIRICOS GALLERY (Paris, France) One Man Show
2011

ROSE BUD Gallery, Art District 798 (Beijing, China) One Man Show
2010

DOCTOR HONORIS CAUSA Awarded by the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts

UKRAINIAN NATIONAL GALLERY (Kiev, Ukraine) One Man Show

EXPO 2010 (Shanghai, China) One Man Show
2008

CHINA FILM ARCHIVE (Beijing, China) One Man Show

GLORIA ARTIS Gold Medal of Merit to Culture Awarded by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Poland

JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER (New York City) One Man Show
2007

NEWPORT JAZZ FESTIVAL (Newport, RI) One Man Show
2005

WESTWOOD GALLERY (New York City) One Man Show
2004

TEATR WIELKI (Warsaw, Poland) One Man Show

NATIONAL MUSEUM (Gdansk, Poland) One Man Show

SPARKASSE BANK GALLERY (Essen, Germany) One Man Show
2003

INTITUTO CULTURAL DE PROVIDENCIA (Santiago, Chile) One Man Show

PALACO CARRASCO (Vina del Mar, Chile) One Man Show

INTERNATIONAL MONTH OF PHOTOGRAPHY (Bratislava, Slovak Republic) One Man Show
2002

INTERNATIONAL GUTENBERG AWARDS (Montreal, Canada) Gold Medal
2001

BIENNALE INTERNATIONALE DE L’IMAGE (Nancy, France) One man show

THE POLISH MUSEUM OF AMERICA (Chicago) One man show
2000

NATIONAL MUSEUM “MANGGHA” (Krakow, Poland) One man show.

WIELICZKA SALT MINES (Wieliczka, Poland ) One man show.
1998

PALACE OF POMERANIAN KNIGHTS (Szczecin, Poland) One man show.
1997

INSTITUTE OF CULTURE (Sofia, Bulgaria) One man show.

NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART (Sopot, Poland) One man show.
1996

OFFICER CROSS OF MERIT awarded by president of the Republic of Poland

SILESIAN PALACE OF CULTURE (Katowice, Poland) One man show.

INTERNATIONAL TRADE EXPO (Poznan, Poland) One man show.

ANDY WARHOL MUSEUM (Medzilaborce, Slovak Republic) One man show.
1995

GALLERIA CREDITO VALTELLINESE, Palazzo delle Stelline (Milan, Italy) One man show.

48e FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU FILM, Festival Palace, (Cannes, France) One man show.

GALERIE DU CHATEAU D’EAU (Toulouse, France) Group exhibition.

JIP/ Journees de l’Image Professionnelle (Arles, France) One man show.

WILLIAM A.REEDY MEMORIAL Lecture/teleconference, Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, New York) One man show.
1994

TUMULT FOUNDATION (Torun, Poland) One man show.
1993

"IMAGE HONG KONG '93" International Photographers' Meet "Aspects of Photography" exhibition connected with a series of seminars entitled: "Photographer in Computerland" held at Hong Kong Convention Center.
1992

THE PRAGUE HOUSE OF PHOTOGRAPHY (Prague, Czechoslovakia) One man show.

THE CENTER FOR CREATIVE IMAGING (Camden, Maine) One man show.

ZPAP (National Gallery of the Polish Society of Artists, Warsaw) One man show connected with a series of seminars entitled: "Art and Computers" held at Warsaw Palace of Culture, and in Krakow, Poland.
1991

First Annual One APA Advertising Photography Award Best in Special Effects Photography.

Kodak's VIP Image Search '91, an international exhibition at ACM SIGGRAPH, Las Vegas. Best in ShowBest in Application/Digital Photography

CENTRE DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE (Geneve, Switzerland) One man show.
1990

"Photographie: De la reclame a la publicite" CENTRE GEORGES POMPIDOU (Musee National d'Art Moderne, Paris, France)
1989

"Professional Visions: Photographs from the Archives of the American Society of Magazine Photographers". Opened at the GEORGE EASTMAN HOUSE (Rochester, competition NY) and traveled to the HERBERT JOHNSON MUSEUM AT CORNELL UNIVERSITY (Ithaca, NY).
1988

"The Art of Persuasion: A History of Advertising Photography". A traveling exhibition sponsored by American Photographer Magazine and Eastman Kodak Co. Opened at the INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR PHOTOGRAPHY (New York); traveled to Tokyo, Osaka, Japan, and Cologne, Germany, and returned to Rochester, NY and Houston, TX.
1987

ZACHETA GALLERY (National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland) One man show.
1984

Creativity '84, Certificate of Distinction.
1983

Named ADWEEK All-American Photographer of the Year. Andy Award of Merit.
1982

"GOLD CADDIE", Best in Car Advertising, Detroit.

"Hommage a Brodovitch" Exhibition, GRAND PALAIS, Paris, France.

Eastman Kodak Exhibition EPCOT CENTER, Disney World, Orlando, FL.
1980

Touring exhibition of Advertising Photography, Poland.
1979

HASTINGS GALLERY, New York; Fashion Photography.
1978

Chicago '78, 5 Certificates of Excellence. Art Directors Club of New York, Certificate of Merit.
1976

Creativity '76, Certificate of Distinction.

Fantastic Realism Exhibition, Festival D'Arles, France; Milano Museum, Italy.
1975

Creativity '75, Certificate of Distinction. USIA, Photography USA Exhibition
1974

The One Show, Merit Award
1973

The One Show, Gold Award & Merit Award Chicago 4, Certificate of Excellence

Philadelphia Art Directors Club, Annual Award of Excellence

Society of Publication Designers, Certificate of Merit

CA-73 Award of Excellence

AIGA, Certificate of Excellence
1972

Art Directors Club of New York, Certificate of Merit

AIGA, Certificate of Excellence
1971

AIGA, Certificate of Excellence

Creativity '71, Certificate of Distinction

Museum of Contemporary Crafts, NY. Photography show.
1970

Art Directors Club of New York, Gold Medal

Art Directors Club of New York, Certificate of Merit

CA-70, Award of Excellence

Certificate of Excellence in Graphic Design, Mead Library of Ideas.
1969

Art Directors Club of New York, Certificate of Merit
1968

Art Directors Club of New York, Certificate of Merit
1967

Art Directors Club of New York, Award of Distinctive Merit
1966

CA-66, Award of Excellence
1965

NSAD and USIA Exhibition of American GraphicsTypomundus 20, Typography exhibition.
1964

Art Directors Club of New York, Award of Distinctive Merit

CA-64, Merit Award

Type Directors Club of New York, Annual Award of Type Excellence
1961

Art Directors Club of New York, Certificate of Merit
1959

Painting Show, PIWNICA, Krakow, Poland

Photography show, PIWNICA, Krakow, Poland

Photography show, Teatr Ludowy, Nowa Huta, Poland
1958

Painting show, Teatr 38, Krakow, Poland

Photography show, Jazz Club, Krakow, Poland
Published Portofolios & Books
2015

RYSZARD HOROWITZ ŻYCIE NIEBYWAŁE, Wspomnienia Fotokompozytora a book by Ryszard Horowitz published by SIW Znak
2013

MIND- Magazine # 1, China
2012

ALL THAT JAZZ- a photo book of jazz giants from the turn of 1950-60
2010

RYSZARD HOROWITZ Impressions of Poznan a book published by Wydawnictwo Miejskie Posnania
2009

RYSZARD HOROWITZ / PHOTOCOMPOSER a book published by Ryszard Horowitz, Ltd. Second edition
2005

PRO MEMORIA #22, Auschwitz State Museum, Poland
2004

RYSZARD HOROWITZ / PHOTOCOMPOSER- a book published by Auriga awarded Silver Medal by Sappi European Printer of the Year

DP World Magazine- #2, February, China
2003

enVision magazine, Canada
2002

STUDIO PHOTOGRAPHY & DESIGN magazine, 4/2002

DIGIT magazine, Warsaw, Poland
2000

VIEW CAMERA magazine, november/december

CANON INSIGHT magazine, 2000 autumn issue
1998

PC PHOTO magazine, September / October
1997

PHOTO ELECTRONIC IMAGING magazine, vol.40, #8

BRITISH JOURNAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY magazine, 10.12.97, London
1996

GRAPHIS magazine # 302, vol.52, March, April
1995

RYSZARD HOROWITZ a book by John Blair, Robert A.Sobieszek, Barbara Kosinska WAiF & MM Art Books, Inc.

PHOTO ELECTRONIC IMAGING magazine, vol.38, # 4

PROGRESSO FOTOGRAFICO magazine # 3, April, Milan, Italy

ZOOM International magazine, July / August ‘95

FOTOGRAFISK TIDSKRIFT magazine 106, Stockholm, Sweden
1994

SUPERDESIGNING magazine #9, Tokyo, Japan

LE PHOTOGRAPHE magazine #1517, Paris, France

IdN The Digital Magazine Vol.1/No.4, July / August, Hong Kong

CREATION NUMERIQUE magazine #12.2, Paris, France

IdN The Digital Design Magazine Vol.1/No.2, March/April, Hong Kong
1993

ZOOM magazine #125, # Milano, Italy

PHOTO Electronic Imaging magazine, August
1992

FOTOGRAPHIE (10 magazine, Prague, Czechoslovakia

REFLEX magazine #46, Prague, Czechoslovakia

COLOR FOTO magazine #8/92, Munich, Germany

IDEA magazine #233, Tokyo, Japan
1991

PHOTO magazine #1/19, March-April, Geneva, Switzerland

6x9 magazine #5, October-December, Warsaw, Poland

6x9 magazine #4, July-September, Warsaw, Poland
1988

THE ART OF PERSUASION: A HISTORY OF ADVERTISING PHOTOGRAPHY a book by Robert A.Sobieszek, Abrams

FOTOGRAFIA magazine #3-4 (49-50), Warsaw, Poland

1987 CREATIVITY / ADVERTISING AGE magazine, December

PHOTO/DESIGN magazine, November, December
1986

THE AVANT - GARDES IN NEW YORK a book by S.Tanaka, Tokyo, Japan
1985

IDEA magazine #193, Tokyo, Japan

HOW FAMOUS PHOTOGRAPHERS WORK a book edited by Jack Schofield, Amphoto, New York
1985

"ENCYCLOPEDIE INTERNATIONALE DES PHOTOGRAPHERS DE 1839 A NOS JOURS", Ed. Camera Obscura, Hermance, Switzerland
1982

FORM magazine #11, Korea

ZOOM magazine #82, Paris, France

COMMERCIAL PHOTO magazine # 232, Tokyo, Japan
1980

PHOTOGRAPHIE magazine 7/80, Switzerland

ZOOM magazine 5/80, Germany

YOU AND YOUR CAMERA magazine, London, England
1976

PROGRESSO FOTOGRAFICO magazine #3, Milano, Italy

PARDON magazine, November, Frankfurt, Germany

FOTOGRAFIA magazine #3, Warsaw, Poland
1975

PHOTO TECHNIQUES magazine, vol.3, #5, London, England
1973

IDEA magazine #116, Tokyo, Japan

PHOTOGRAPHERS IN NEW YORK, Tokyo, Japan

AMERYKA magazine #117, USA

KODAK INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY #9
1972

ZOOM magazine #16, Paris, France
1971

NIKON WORLD magazine, vol.5, #1

ASAHI CAMERA magazine #12, Tokyo, Japan
1970

MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY ANNUAL
1969

PHOTO magazine, December, Paris, France
1968

POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY "WOMEN"
1966

INFINITY magazine, April

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