Robert A. Sobieszek Edit Profile
In 1980s Sobieszek was a doctoral candidate at Columbia University, New York City, where he received an MA in Philosophy in the field of Art History. He earned an MA in the same major at Stanford University in 1969 and a BFA with honors at the University of Illinois in Urbana in 1965.
In 1980s the associate curator of nineteenth- century photography at International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House, Sobieszek joined Eastman House in 1968 to assist in the organization of its photographic collections. Prior to this he had been an intern there in 1967. He has been responsible for numerous exhibitions, among them “British Masters of the Albumen Print," “The Spirit of Fact: The Daguerreotypes of Southworth and Hawes," "Vedute della Camera: 19th-Century Views of Italy," and “An American Century of Photography, 1840-1940,“ among others. From 1971 to 1977 Sobieszek taught the history of photography in the Department of Fine Arts of the University of Rochester, and for the spring quarter of 1976 he was visiting lecturer at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has lectured at the Center of the Eye in Aspen, Light Gallery in New York, the Oakland Museum, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Cooper Union in New York, Center for Creative Photography in Tucson, Kimbell Art Mu-seum in Fort Worth, Indianapolis Museum of Art, the University of New Mexico and State University of New York, Purchase. He has also been chairman of several symposiums and conferences on photography. His articles appear abundantly in Image magazine.
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“"He was one of the signally great photography curators of his generation," said Earl A. "Rusty" Powell, director of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, who hired Sobieszek when Powell was LACMA's director. "In connoisseurship, collecting and exhibitions, he was at the front of the field."”
- Aaron Siskind
1969Stanford University , MA in Philosophy in the field of Art History
1971 - 1977