Art - Photography / Mixed Media - Jerry Uelsmann

Born in Detroit on June 11, 1934, Jerry Uelsmann received his B.F.A. degree at the Rochester Institute of Technology in 1957 and his M.S. and M.F.A. at Indiana University in 1960. He began teaching photography at the University of Florida in Gainesville in 1960 ("my first job offer"). He became a graduate research professor of art at the university in 1974, and is now retired from teaching. He lives in Gainesville, Florida.


Uelsmann received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1967 and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in 1972. He is a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain, a founding member of The Society of Photographic Education and a former trustee of the Friends of Photography. Uelsmann's work has been exhibited in more than 100 individual shows in the United States and abroad over the past forty years. His photographs are in the permanent collections of many museums worldwide, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Chicago Art Institute, the Samuel P. Harn Museum in Gainesville, the International Museum of Photography at the George Eastman House, the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, the National Museum of Modern Art in Kyoto, and the Museum of Photography in Seoul, Korea.        




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