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American artist, living and working in Paris
1928, New York City, USA

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2020
Manifest, Fundacio Catalunya-La Pedrera, Barcelona, Spain.

2019
William Klein. Manifesto, Espacio Fundación Telefónica, Madrid, Spain.
Painted Contacts + Photographs, HackelBury Off-site, Hampshire, UK.

2018
William Klein, Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York, NY.
Extraits de l’Oeuvre Photographique, Maison de la Photographie, Lille, France.
William Klein: Fashion + Light, HackelBury Fine Art, London, UK.
William + Klein – Retrospective, Polka Galerie, Paris, France.

2017
William Klein, Galerie de la Béraudière, Brussels, Belgium.
Bises de Nice, Moscou et Tokyo, Musée de la Photographie Charles Nègre, Nice, France.
William Klein, C/O, Berlin, Germany.
Paris + Klein, Polka Galerie, Paris, France.
Dance Happening Tokyo 1961, Akio Nagasawa, Tokyo, Japan.
Fashion Photos, Grob Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland.
5 Cities, Le Botanique, Brussels, Belgium.

2016
ÉCHANTILLONS, Galerie Clairefontaine Espace 2, Luxembourg.
Il mondo a modo suo, Palazzo della Ragione, Milan, Italy.
Figure(s) du siècle, Centre Photographique de Normandie, Rouen, France.
Paris + New York + Roma, Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta, GA.

2015
William Klein: Black and Light, HackelBury Fine Art, London, UK.
Tokyo 1961, Polka Galerie, Paris, France.
Brooklyn, Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York, NY.

2014
William Klein, Michael Hoppen Gallery, London, UK.
Brooklyn + William Klein, Polka Galerie, Paris, France.
William Klein, FOAM Museum, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

2013
Paintings, Etc, Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York, NY.
Contacts, Ambra Gallery, Rome, Italy.

2012
Klein + Rome, Maison de la Photographie, Lille, France.
New York. 1955, Moscow House of Photography, Moscow, Russia.
Paintings, Etc, HackelBury Fine Art, London, UK.

2011
Klein + 10 Collectionneurs, Galerie Le Réverbère, Lyon, France.
Memorie di Italia ’90, Il Torchio – Costantini Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy.

2010
William Klein, Gallery Fifty One, Antwerp, Belgium.
Roma – Fotografie 1956 – 1960, Mercati di Traiano Museo dei Fori Imperiali, Rome, Italy.
Heat + High Fashion, Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta, GA.

2009
Contacts, FORMA Centro Internazionale di Fotografia, Milan, Italy.

2008
Dressage,Maison Européene de la Photographie, Paris, France.
Life is Art Art is Life, Maybe, Gallery Lumiere Seoul, Seoul, South Korea.
USA GREECE PARIS, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece.

2007
Prints 1955-2007, Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York, NY.
Exposition de William Klein, Artothèque municipale de Grenoble, Grenoble, France.

2005
Rétrospective, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France.
The cities of Klein, PHotoEspaña 2005 (PHE05), Madrid, Spain.

2004
Paris and Klein, Gropius Bau, Berlin, Germany.
Retrospectieve, FotoMuseum Antwerp (FoMu), Antwerp, Belgium.
Paris + Klein, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography Tokyo, Japan. Travelled to: Moscow House of Photography, Moscow, Russia.

2003
Old and new work, Fifty One Fine Art Photography, Antwerp, Belgium.
Paris+Klein, Spazio Oberdan, Milan, Italy.
Tokyo 1961, Gallery 292, New York, NY.
Paris + Klein, Galerie Ám Tunnel, Luxembourg.

2001
Painted Contacts, Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, NY.

2000
Old and New York, Carla Sozzani Gallery, Milan, Italy.

1996
Maison Europeene De La Photographie, Paris, France.

1995
William Klein New York 1954 – 1955, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA.

1986
Photographs by William Klein: Recent Acquisitions, California Museum of Photography, Riverside, CA.
Victoria And Albert Museum, London, UK.

1983
Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France.

1981
Light Gallery, New York, NY,
Light Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
William Klein, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY.

1979
Canon Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland.
National Foundation of Photography, Lyon, France.

1978
Fiolet Gallery, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Apeldoorn Museum, Apeldoorn, the Netherlands.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA.

1967
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

1965
Jaeger, London, UK.

1961
Fuji Photo Salon, Tokyo, Japan.

1960
Vista Books, London, UK.

1956
La Hune, Paris, France.

1953
Galerie Apollo, Brussels, Belgium.
Salon des Realites Nouvelles, Paris, France.

1952
Galleria del Milione, Milan. Italy.

1951
Galerie Dietrich-Lou Cosyns, Brussels, Belgium.

Selected Group Exhibitions

2020
Modern Look: Photography and the American Magazine, Jewish Museum, New York, NY.
Memoria e Passione, CAMERA – Centro Italiano per la Fotografia, Turin, Italy.
Paris Des Photographes, Galerie Argentic, Paris, France.
NEW YORK, NEW YORK!, Peter Fetterman Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.
The Stories They Tell, Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA.
Street.Life. Photography, Kunst Haus Wien, Vienna, Austria.
Fotografik: Klein, Ifert, Zamecznik, Museum für Gestaltung, Zurich, Switzerland.
Shot In Soho, Photographers Gallery, London, UK

2019
Déjà-vus photographiques, Contemporary Art Gallery “Am Tunnel”, Luxembourg
25 Years of Atlas Gallery, Atlas Gallery, London, UK.
Instantes Decisivos da Fotografia do Século XX, Centro Cultural de Cascais, Cascais, Portugal.
Child: A Celebration, Child: A Celebration, Peter Fetterman Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.
AMERICA!, Michael Hoppen Gallery, London, UK.
Still Art Collection. Selected works, Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow, Russia.

2018
MENSCHENsKINDER, Städtische Galerie, Rosenheim, Germany.
Honneur aux éditeurs!, Galerie Le Réverbère, Lyon, France.
Tote Ausstellung, Galerie aKonzept, Berlin, Germany.
Between Art & Fashion, Newton Foundation, Berlin, Germany.
Masters of Photography 2018, Huxley-Parlour, London, UK.
[SPACE] STREET. LIFE. PHOTOGRAPHY, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany.
The Fashion Show, Peter Fetterman Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.
Changes, Staley-Wise Gallery, New York, NY.
Staff Picks VII, Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York, NY.
Young at Heart, Stephen Daiter Gallery, Chicago.
so beautiful, in focus galerie, Cologne, Germany.
NEW PLANET PHOTO CITY, 21_21 Design Sight, Tokyo, Japan.
SHOOT! SHOOT! SHOOT!, Ludwig Galerie Schloss, Oberhausen, Germany. Travelled to: Münchner Stadtmuseum, Munich, Germany.
Une Histoire de la Photographie, Musée de la Photographie Charles Nègre, Nice, France.
Eyes Wild Open, Le Botanique, Brussels, Belgium.
A New Vision, Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York, NY

2017
Total Records. Vinyl & photography, Barcelona, Spain.
Photographisme, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France.
XL – SIZE MATTERS, Gallery Fifty One, Antwerp, Belgium.
Art + Place London, HackelBury Fine Art, London, UK.
The Photograph as Witness: The American Cultural Landscape, Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA.
Created Realities, Custot Gallery Dubai, Dubai, the United Arab Emirates.
Between Art and Fashion, Musée des beaux-arts, Le Locle, Switzerland.
Oscillation, Le Château d’Eau, Toulouse, France.
multiple choice, Galerie Clairefontaine, Luxembourg.
Star-Vu Ten Years of Photo Acquisitions, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
The Thrill of the Chase, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, OR.
METROPOLIS, Michael Hoppen Gallery, London, UK.

2016
Diane Arbus – American portraits, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia.
Eyes wide open! 100 years of Leica photography, Kunstfoyer, Munich, Germany.
Light Works – The Art of Photograms, Atlas Gallery, London, UK.
The Thrill of the Chase, The Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CN.
SOME VERY GOOD PICTURES, Anzenberger Gallery, Vienna, Austria.
Light Borne in Darkness, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI.

2015
Augen auf!, C/O, Berlin, Germany. Travelled to: Haus der Photographie, Hamburg, Germany.
Über Wasser, Bucerius Kunst Forum, Hamburg, Germany.
Women in Clothes, Robert Klein Gallery, Boston, MA.
Staged, Performed, Manipulated, Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca, NY.
Coming into Fashion, Moscow House of Photography, Moscow, Russia.
Photojournalism and Reportage, Galleria Civica Modena, Modena, Italy.
Subway, Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto, Canada.
Lola Garrido Collection “A Portable History of Photography”, Casa del Cordón, Burgos, Spain. Travelled to: The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow, Russia, Sala San Benito, Valladolid, Spain, Campredon Centre d´art, Isle sur la Sorgue, France, Cristobal Balenciaga Museoa, Getaria, Spain, Patio Herreriano, Valladolid, Spain, Kuk e. V. Monschau, StaedteRegion Aachen, Germany, Galeria Miejska bwa Bydgoszcz, Bydgoszcz, Poland, Musée de la Photographie Charles Negre, Nice, France, Kutxa Kultur Artegunea, Tabakalera, San Sebastián, Spain.

2014
Coming into Fashion, Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL.
Paris Champ & Hors Champ, Bibliothèque Paris, Paris, France.
The rush and calm, moments in the city, Fotomuseum Den Haag, the Hague, the Netherlands.
Paparazzi!, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany.
Modern Times. Photography in the 20th Century, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Artificial Light: Flash Photography in the Twentieth Century, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA.
Only the Good Ones, Galerie Rudolfinum, Praha, Czech Republic.
En compagnie de Guy Bourdin, Haus der Photographie, Hamburg, Germany.
Una passione fotografica, Form Foundation for the Photography, Milan, Italy.

2013
The Shaping of New Visions: Photography, Film, Photobook, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY.
Color! American Photography Transformed, Amon Carter Museum of American, Fort Worth, TX.
Family Portrait, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA.
Desir de Collection, Galerie Le Réverbère, Lyon, France.
William Klein / Daido Moriyama, Tate Modern, London, UK.

2012
Klassiker der Photographie, Flo Peters Gallery, Hamburg, Germany.
La Photographie en France 1950-2000, Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, France.
Howard Greenberg – Collection, Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland.
Fashion Clicks, Photographic Fine Art, Lugano, Switzerland.
New York Stieglitz to Titarenko, Nailya Alexander Gallery, New York, NY.
New York Photography 1890-1950, Bucerius Kunst Forum, Hamburg, Germany.

2011
EYES ON PARIS, Haus der Photographie, Hamburg, Germany.
Beyond Words: Photography in The New Yorker, Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York, NY.
Land/City/real/Iamgined, Diemar/Noble Photography, London, UK
Of women’s modesty and anger, Boghossian Foundation, Brussels, Belgium
Fashion – Story of a Lifetime, Noorderlicht Gallery, Groningen, Holland.

2010
Threads: Six Masters of Fashion Photography, Diemar/Noble Photography, London, UK,
The Faces of Fashion, Peter Fetterman Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.
The Heartbeat of Fashion, Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York, NY.

2009
Masters of Photography, Fifty One Fine Art Photography, Antwerp, Belgium.
ICONS, Galerie Stephen Hoffman, Munich, Germany.
BIG CITY, Wien museum, Vienna, Austria.
This Is Not a Fashion Photograph, International Center of Photography, New York, NY
Klein & Cie, Polka Galerie, Paris, France.

2008
70′. La Photographie américaine, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris, France.
Street Art, Street Life: From the 1950s to Now, Bronx museum, New York, NY
Photo20esimo, Museo d’Arte, Lugano, Italy.
Modern Photographs: The Machine, the Body and the City – Selections, The Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, UK.
FASHION – 9 decades of fashion photography, Camera Work, Berlin, Germany,
Fashion in the mirror, Photographers Gallery, London, UK.
Grey matters – photography is thinking, Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, Finland.
Paris en couleurs, Hôtel de Ville, Paris, France
Réalités, Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, France.
Mai 68, l’exposition Historique, Cosmos Galerie, Paris, France.

2007
New York at Night: Photographs from the Collection, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY.
Photography Collection: Rotation 4, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY.
Mapping the City, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Holland.
Italie – Doubles visions, Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, France.

2006
Fashion Photography, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA.
Photography now, HackelBury Fine Art, London, UK
The Streets of New York, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.
The Heartbeat of Fashion, Haus der Photographie, Hamburg, Germany.
The Street: Pioneers of 20th-Century Photography, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam. Holland.
Summer Vacation: Photographs from the Collection, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA,

2005
Photography: Inaugural Installation, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY.
Taking Place: Photographs from the Prentice and Paul Sack Collection. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA

2004
Colección fotográfica do Concello de Vigo 1984-2000, Museo de Arte Contemporánea de Vigo, Vigo, Spain.
Une Passion Partagée, Le Botanique, Brussels, Belgium.
Street Life. Werke internationaler Fotografen, ROTONDA-Galerie, Cologne, Germany.
30 Photographes Américains, Galerie Nicole et Léon Herschtritt, Paris, France.
30 Years Old, Ken Damy Museum, Brescia, Italy.
don’ mention it, National Museum of Photography, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Unveiled, Eyestorm, Leeds, UK.
Leica Magic Moments II, Bios – Cultural Venue, Arles, France.
Suzy to Twiggy, Staley + Wise Gallery, New York, NY.
American Photographs from 1900 to 1970, Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama, Japan.
Paris des Photographes, Kloster Unser Lieben Frauen, Magdeburg, Germany.
Important Photographs from a Private Swiss Collection, New York, NY.

2003
Driven Mad – Images from the 19th and 20th Century of the relationship between camera and car, Michael Hoppen Gallery, London, UK.
Das Auge und der Apparat, Albertina, Vienna, Austria. Travelled to: Fotomuseum im Münchner Stadtmuseum, Munich, Germany.
Magic Moments II. Ein Kulturprojekt der Leica Camera AG, Haus der Fotografie, Hamburg, Germany.

2002
Life of the City, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

2001
Open City: Street Photographs since 1950, Modern Art Oxford, Oxford, UK and Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, DC

2000
William Klein: Helmut newton, Irving Penn, David Seidner, Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, France

1999
MoMA2000, ModernStarts, People: Posed to Unposed: Encounters with the Camera, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Grand Manege, Moscow, Russia.
Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland.
FNAC, Paris, France.

1997
American Photography 1890-1965 from the Collection, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Photography and Art 1946-1986, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA.

1997
Pushkin Museum, Moscow, Russia
Saint-Gervais Center, Geneva, Switzerland.
National Foundation, Madrid, Spain.

1996
Caixa Foundation, Barcelona, Spain.
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN.

1994
International Center of Photography, New York, NY.
Presidential Palace, Prague, Czechoslovakia.

1993
Printemps De La Photo, Cahors, France.
Morsbroich Museum, Leverkusen, Germany.

1992
Beaux Arts, Almeria, Spain.
Stadts Museum, Munich, Germany.

1990
Hasselslad Center, Göteborg, Sweden.
National Library, Turin, Italy.
Volkwang Museum, Essen, Germany.

1989
Finnish Film Archives, Helsinki, Finland.
Museum of Moving Images, London, UK.

1988
Musée d’Elysée, Lausanne, France.
Osaka Museum, Osaka, Japan.
Ludwig Museum, Cologne, Germany.

1987
Museum Of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA.
Printemps Ginza, Tokyo, Japan.
Museum Of Modern Art, Paris, France.

1986
The New York School, Photographs, 1935-1963, part III, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.

1982
50 Years of Vogue, Musée Jacquemart-André, Paris, France.

1981
French Photography: A Selection, 1945 – 1980, Zabriskie Gallery, Paris, France.

1980
Photography of the 50s, International Center of Photography, New York, NY Travelled to: Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, Tuscon. AZ, Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE.

1979
Edward Steichen Photography Centre Reinstallation, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY.

1978
Festival International, Arles, France.
10 Photographers from Atget to Klein, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
Photographers’ Gallery, London, UK.
The History of Fashion Photography, International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House, Rochester, NY.
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA.
Cincinnati Art Institute, Cincinnati, OH.
Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, FL.

1977
10 Fashion Photographers, George Eastman Museum, Rochester, NY. Travelled to: Brooklyn Museum, New York, NY, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), San Francisco, CA, Art Academy of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Russia.

1964
The Photographer’s Eye, Curated by John Szarkowski, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY.

1963
Photokina, Cologne, Germany.

1960
Vista Books, London, UK.

1954
Saarbrucken, Subjecktive Fotografie 2.
Salon des Réalités Nouvelles, Paris, France.

Selected Museum Collections

Museum of Modern Art de la Ville, Paris, France
The National Museum of Photography, Copenhagen, Denmark
Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris, France
Centre Pompidou – Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris, France
Institut d’art contemporain Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes, Lyon, France
Yokohama Museum of Art, Nishi-ku, Yokohama, Japan
National Museum of Modern Art Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Fotostiftung Schweiz (Schweizerische Stiftung für die Photographie), Winterthur, Switzerland
The Art Institute, Chicago, IL
The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL
Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach, FL
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, NY
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
The National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC

Selected Bibliography

William Klein: Black and Light, Imprint, 2015
Paintings Etc, Contrasto/HackelBury Fine Art/Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2012
ABC, Tate Publishing, 2012
William Klein, Contacts, Contrasto 2008
William Klein, Retrospective, Centre Georges Pompidou, 2005
Paris + Klein, Maison Européenne dl la Photographie, 2002
William Klein, Films, Powerhouse, 1998
Life is Good and Good for You in New York, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 1995
In and Out of Fashion, Random House/ Éditions du Seuil, 1994
Torino, Federico Motta, 1990
William Klein: Close Up, Thames and Hudson, 1989
William Klein: Photographs, Aperture, 1981
Mister Freedom, Éditions Éric Losfeld, 1970
Tokyo, Éditions Delpire, 1964
Moscow, Zokeisha Publications, 1964
Rome, The City and Its People, Édition du Seuil, 1959
Life is Good and Good for You in New York: Trance Witness Revels, Édition du Seuil, 1965