E.L. Gallery photography features artists such as Terry O’Neill, Neil Leifer, Gered Mankowitz, Bert Stern, and Milton Greene.
Terry O’neill was a British photographer, known for documenting the fashions, styles, and celebrities of the 1960s. O’Neill’s photographs capture his subjects candidly or in unconventional settings.
During the 1960s, in addition to photographing contemporary celebrities such as Judy Garland, the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, he also photographed members of the British royal family and prominent politicians, showing a more human side to these subjects than had usually been portrayed his photographs capture his subjects candidly or in unconventional settings
O’Neill’s photographs of Elton John are among his best known. A selection of them appeared in the 2008 book Eltonography. Also considered among his most famous image are a series of American actress Faye Dunaway (his girlfriend at the time) at dawn on 29 March 1977, lounging next to the swimming pool at the Beverly Hills Hotel the morning after winning the Academy Award for Best Actress for Network, with several newspapers scattered around her and her Oscar statuette prominently shown on a table beside her breakfast tray. The series was photographed in both color and black and white.
Neil Leifer became a professional photographer while still in his teens. Beginning in 1960 as a freelancer, his pictures began regularly appearing in every major national magazine, including the Saturday Evening Post, Look, LIFE, Newsweek, Time and, most often, Sports Illustrated. Leifer was a staff photographer for Sports Illustrated and Time Magazine and a contributing photographer at LIFE. By the time Leifer left Time Inc. in 1990, his photographs had appeared on more than 200 Sports Illustrated, Time and Peoples cover. Leifer has published 16 books, nine of which have been collections of his iconic sports photos. His most recent books, Ballet In The Dirt and Guts and Glory, published by TASCHEN, showcase 50 years of photographing Major League Baseball and Professional Football. In the Fall of 2013, Sports Illustrated will publish a memoir of Neil Leifer’s remarkable career.
20TH CENTURY MASTERS
Marc Zakharovich Chagall 6 July 24 June] 1887 – 28 March 1985) was a Russian-French artist. An early modernist, he was associated with several major artistic styles and created works in virtually every artistic medium, including painting, book illustrations, stained glass, stage sets, ceramic, tapestries and fine art prints.
Art critic Robert Hughes referred to Chagall as “the quintessential Jewish artist of the twentieth century” (though Chagall saw his work as “not the dream of one people but of all humanity”). According to art historian Michael J. Lewis, Chagall was considered to be “the last survivor of the first generation of European modernists”. For decades, he “had also been respected as the world’s preeminent Jewish artist”. Using the medium of stained glass, he produced windows for the cathedrals of Reims and Metz, windows for the UN, and the Jerusalem Windows in Israel. He also did large-scale paintings, including part of the ceiling of the Paris Opéra.
Joan Miró was born in Barcelona in 1893 and he developed a passion for the arts at a very young age. His early work was inspired by established artists, such as Vincent Van Gogh and Paul Cezanne. However, he soon found his own path when a trip to Paris inspired him to take a more nationalistic and individual approach to his art. Over the years, Joan Miró experimented with many different types of art, such as surrealism and collage. As the years went by, his paintings became more and more like a representation of poetry, of nostalgic and opposed feelings that lived within the artist. Some of his most famous paintings include the wonderful Catalan Landscape (The Hunter), Tilled Field, and Harlequin’s Carnival. Joan Miró was also famous for his sculpture and ceramic works. The use of bright colors, reminiscent of Spanish culture, along with shapes whose influence derives from the Surrealist movement, are readily associated with Joan Miró’s signature style.
Salvador Dali was born in Spain in 1904. Nine months prior to his birth, his three-year-old brother passed away due to gastroenteritis, a loss that profoundly affected the entire Dali family. Ever since he was a child, Salvador’s mother used to tell him that he was the reincarnation of his dead brother, who had also been named Salvador. The future artist believed in what his mother told him and spent his life being extremely influenced by this thought, as it can also be seen in most of his work. Dali developed a love and passion for artwork in his childhood and his mother, whom he adored, supported his passion and fought her husband to let little Salvador experiment and fully discover just how interested he was in this new subject. As a teenager, Salvador Dali moved to the Residencia de Estudiantes in Madrid where he met many people who would, later on, influence his artwork. As it was custom at that time for every young artist, Salvador Dali decided to move to Paris where he met Pablo Picasso who had already heard wonderful stories regarding the young Spanish painter, Joan Miró. In 1931, after experimenting quite a bit with the surrealist world and trying to fully capture the message and value of this art form, he painted probably his most famous painting titled The Persistence of Memory. In the painting, Dali questions the idea that time is rigid and cannot be altered.