Biography

Weingarten was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York.   After graduation from Baruch College he pursued a successful career in finance for over 35 years.  Passionate about photography from a young age, he chose to commit himself fully to it some 20 years ago.

Robert Weingarten’s work spans the possibilities of photography—from traditional black-and-white prints to digital mashups composed entirely in Photoshop.
— ANNELISA STEPHAN - The Iris - behind the scenes at the Getty

 

Since the 1990s, Robert Weingarten’s work has been shown in about 100 exhibitions in the United States and abroad.  The Portraits Without People series was the subject of an exhibition at the High Museum of Art, Georgia entitled The Portrait Unbound (2010), and was also the subject of American Icons, Portraits without People by Robert Weingarten at the Smithsonian Institution’s International Gallery in Washington, D.C. (2012). Weingarten’s inaugural exhibition at Marlborough New York was 6:30 A.M. in 2005, followed by the Palette Series at Marlborough Chelsea in 2006 and Marlborough Madrid in 2008.  

The artist’s work is included in a number of permanent collections including the George Eastman House, the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art.  He holds the distinction Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society and has been the recipient of several awards in photography. Robert Weingarten’s work is the subject of numerous of monographs and publications, including the 2004 Steidl book Another America: A Testimonial to the Amish.

 

 

Selected Collections

Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, AZ.
Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA.
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC.
Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO.
Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, ME.
Fernbank Museum of Natural History, Atlanta, GA.
Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, Malibu, CA.
Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA.
The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum, Dallas, TX.
George Eastman House, International Museum of Photography and Film, Rochester, NY.
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA.
The Huntington, Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, CA.
J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, (LACMA), Los Angeles, CA.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY.
Monterey Museum of Art, Monterey, CA.
El Museo de Arte Contemporáneo (Conde Duque, Madrid). Spain.
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia.
National Gallery, Washington D.C.
Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach FLA.
The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii.
The Museum of Contemporary Art, (MOCA), Los Angeles, CA.
The Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN.
The Museum of Fine Art Florida, (MofA), Tallahassee, Florida.
The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA.
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas.
Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA.
(The) POLIN Museum of Art, Warsaw, Poland.
Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center, East Hampton, NY.
The Peabody Essex Museum, Salem MA.
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA.
Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History, Photographic History Collection.
Smithsonian Institution, National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC.
Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel.
Whitney Museum of American Arts, New York, NY.
The Ansel Adams Home in Carmel, CA.
The Edward Weston Home "Wildcat" in Carmel, CA.
Numerous Corporate & Individual Collections Worldwide.

 

Awards and Achievements

2001 Awarded the distinction Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society (FRPS), Bath, England.

2000 Awarded the Silver Medal for the Royal Photographic Society’s 143rd International Print Competition, Bath, England. 

1999 Awarded the distinction Associate of the Royal Photographic Society (ARPS), Bath, England.

1997 Awarded the distinction Licentiateship of the Royal Photographic Society (LRPS), Bath, England.

 

           Exhibitions

2018

Solo Exhibition, 6:30A.M. Series, “Focus on Infinity”, Los Angeles Public Library, Los Angeles, CA.                                                 Solo Exhibition, “Pentimento”, The Dortort Center for Creativity in the Arts, Hillel, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA.
Exhibition, “California Nature”, Fresno Art Museum, Fresno, CA.

2017
Exhibition, “Wooster Wild Style Wall”, Gallery 151, New York, NY. 

2015
Exhibition, “Ansel Adams-Before and After”, Booth Western Art Museum, Cartersville, GA.
Exhibition, “California Light”, Descanso Gardens, Sturt Haaga Gallery, La Cañada, CA.
Solo Exhibition, “Pentimento Series”, Marlborough Gallery, New York, NY.

2014
Exhibition, “Western American Art South of the Sweet Tea Line IV Exhibit”, Booth Western Art Museum, Cartersville, GA.
Solo Exhibition, “Living Legends” The Montage Portraits of Robert Weingarten.  Norton Museum of Art, Palm Beach, Florida.
Solo Exhibition, “Another America” a Testimonial to the Amish, George Eastman House, International Museum of Photography and Film, Rochester, NY.
Solo Exhibition, “6:30A.M. Series”, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA.
Solo Exhibition, “Pentimento Series”, Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.

2012
Solo Exhibition, “Pushing Boundaries: Portraits by Robert Weingarten”,
Smithsonian Institution, International Gallery, S. Dillon Ripley Center, Washington, D.C.

2011
Exhibition, “In Focus: The Sky”, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA.
Solo Exhibition, “Portraits Without People” Marlborough Gallery, New York, NY.
Exhibition, “Adams & Weston and the Masters of California Photography”, Monterey Museum of Art, CA.
Exhibition, "Face to Face”, 150 Years of Photographic Portraiture, Center for Creative Photography, Phoenix, AZ.
Exhibition,“Skydreamers”, Autry National Center, Los Angeles, CA.
Solo Exhibition, “Portraits Without People” Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.
Exhibition, “Distilled Moments”, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA.
Exhibition, “New Faces” of the Collection, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA.
Exhibition, “Lift Off”, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ.

2010
Solo Exhibition, “The Portrait Unbound; Photographs by Robert Weingarten”, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA.
Solo Exhibition, “Robert Weingarten Retrospective”, Lumière, Atlanta, GA.
Exhibition, “Exposing Time”, Phoenix Art Museum /Center for Creative Photography, Phoenix, Arizona.

2009
Exhibition,” This side of Paradise: Body and Landscape in Los Angeles Photographs”, Musée L’Elysee, Lausanne, Switzerland.
Solo Exhibition, “Palette Series”, Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, MO.
Exhibition, “Paris and Pinpoints”, Benham Gallery, Seattle, WA.

2008
Solo Exhibition, “Palette Series”, Galería Marlborough, Madrid, Spain.
Exhibition, “This side of Paradise: Body and Landscape in Los Angeles Photographs”, The Huntington Library, San Marino, CA.
Solo Exhibition, Benham Gallery, Seattle, WA.
Exhibition, “Picturing the Process: Landscapes Through Time and Space”, Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA.

2007
Solo Exhibition, “Palette Series", Lumière, Atlanta, GA.
Exhibition, “20/20 Vision", Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA.
Solo Exhibition, “Palette Series”, Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.
Exhibition, “Recent Acquisitions”, Permanent Collection, Monterey Museum of Art, Monterey, CA.
Exhibition, “Summer Exhibition”, Marlborough Gallery, New York, NY.
Exhibition, “A View Within”: Selections from the Permanent Collection of the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art.

2006
Solo Exhibition, “Palette Series”, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.
Solo Exhibition, “6:30 A.M.”, George Eastman House, International Museum of Photography and Film, Rochester, NY.
Solo Exhibition, “Palette Series” Marlborough Gallery, New York,   
Solo Exhibition, “6:30 A.M.” The Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, OK.
Solo Exhibition, “Palette Series: Artifacts”, Weston Gallery Carmel, CA.
Exhibition, “Right Here, Right Now - Contemporary Art from the Marlborough Gallery, NY”,
Exhibition, “Palette Series: Pensacola Museum of Art, Pensacola, FL.
Solo Exhibition, “Another America”, Cal State University, Todd Madigan Gallery, Bakersfield, CA.

2005
Solo Exhibition, “6:30 A.M.”, Marlborough Gallery, New York, NY.
Solo Exhibition, “6:30 A.M.”, Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, Malibu, CA.                                                                                Solo Exhibition, “Landscape • Cityscape”, Marlborough Gallery, New York, NY.
Exhibition, “Minimalist Visions”, Weston Gallery, Carmel, CA.

2004
Solo Exhibition, “6:30 A.M.”, Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Solo Exhibition, “6:30 A.M.”, Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego CA.
Solo Exhibition, “Another America”, Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego CA.
Exhibition, "Wanderers, Travelers & Adventurers", Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA.
Solo Exhibition, "6:30 Series", Santa Barbara Museum of Art, CA.

2003
Exhibition, "International Annual Center Awards", Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA.
Exhibition, "Ansel Adams and His Legacy", High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA.
Exhibition, "California Color", Santa Barbara Museum of Art.
Solo Exhibition, "Landscape As Symphony", Sidney Mishkin Gallery, Baruch College, NY.
Exhibition, "Rhythm and Color in the Landscape", Benham Gallery, Seattle, WA.

2002
Solo Exhibition, "Landscape As Symphony", Edward Carter Gallery, New York, NY.
Exhibition, "Inner Light", The Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, Malibu, CA.
Exhibition, "Colour & Concept", National Gallery of Australia.
Exhibition, "International Annual Center Awards", Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA.
Solo Exhibition, Benham Gallery, Seattle, WA.
Exhibition, "Traveling Light", Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA.
Solo Exhibition, McLean Gallery, Malibu, CA.
Solo Exhibition, Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.

2001
Solo Exhibition, "The pastoral Landscape", Weston Gallery, Carmel, CA.
Solo Exhibition, “Intimate Vision”, Howard Schickler Gallery, New York, NY.
Exhibition, “Water Forms” Galleries of Mumm, Napa Valley, CA.
Solo Exhibition, Ansel Adams Gallery, Monterey, CA.

2000
Exhibition, “10th International Annual Center Awards”, Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA.
Solo Exhibition, “American Landscape”, McLean Gallery, Malibu, CA.
Exhibition, “Trees” HBO/Time Warner Gallery, New York, NY.
Exhibition, “Intimate Landscapes”, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA.
Solo Exhibition, “Quietscapes", Henry Street Settlement, Abrons Art Center, New York, NY.
Exhibition, "143rd International Print Exhibition", Royal Photographic Society, Octagon Galleries, Bath, England.
Exhibition, "Five Person Show, LACMA Rental and Sales Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
Exhibition, “It’s About Time,” Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA.

1999
Exhibition, “Earthscapes: Charlie Waite and Robert Weingarten,” Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA.
Exhibition, “Americans in Spain,” Paula Vincenti Gallery, Marbella, Spain.
Exhibition, “Moving Towards the Millennium,” Barnsdall Art Center, Los Angeles, CA.
Solo Exhibition, “Paintings…Through a Lens”, McLean Gallery, Malibu, CA.
Exhibition, “25 Years of Photography,” CEPA Gallery, Buffalo, NY.
Exhibition, “International Landscapes,” Mall Gallery, London, England.
Exhibition, :Artists Council 30th Annual National Juried Exhibition", Palm Springs Desert Museum, CA.
Solo Exhibition, “Quietscapes”, Mayer, Brown & Platt, New York, NY.
Solo Exhibition, “Quietscapes”, Sylvia White Gallery, New York, NY.

1998
Solo Exhibition, “Quietscapes”, Sylvia White Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
Exhibition, “The Horse Show: Images of the Horse in Contemporary Art,” Sylvia White Gallery, LA, CA.
Exhibition, "16th Annual September Competition", Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria, Louisiana.
Solo Exhibition “Quietscapes,” McLean Gallery, Malibu, CA.
Exhibition, Sylvia White Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
Exhibition, “Light is Diverse in California,” Center for the Visual Arts Gallery, Oakland, CA.
Exhibition, “Realism 1998,” Stage Gallery, Merrick, NY.

1997
Exhibition, "European Landscape Photography", Christie’s, London, England.

 

Lectures

2018  Pentimento Series interview by Howard Fox, UCLA, The Dortort Center for Creativity in the Arts, Los Angeles, CA.      2014  From Film Fidelity to Digital Metaphor, PEM Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts, United States.
Another America: A Testimonial to the Amish, George Eastman House, Rochester, New York, United States.                            2012  Pushing Boundaries, S. Dillon Ripley Center, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, USA.                                              2011  Robert Weingarten: From Film Fidelity to Digital Metaphor, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, California, USA.                                                                                                                                                                                                              2010  My Journey From Film Fidelity to Digital Metaphor, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, California, USA.                        2009  Artist talk, School of Art, San Diego University, San Diego, California, USA'
2009  Artist talk on "The Portrait Unbound", Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, California, USA'
2008  Artist talk on "Landscapes," "Another America," "6:30 A.M." and "Palettes" series, Todd Madigan Gallery, California State University at Bakersfield, Bakersfield, California, USA'
2007  Artist talk on "Landscapes," "6:30 A.M.," "Palettes" and "Portraits Without People" series, Photo LA, Los Angeles, California, USA'
2007  Artist talk on "Landscapes," "Another America," "6:30 A.M." and "Portraits without People" series, Atlanta History Center, Atlanta, Georgia, USA'
2006  Artist talk on "Landscapes," "6:30 A.M." and "Palettes" series, Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA'
2006  Artist talk on "Landscapes," "Another America," "6:30 A.M." and "Palettes" series, George Eastman House, Rochester, New York, USA'
2004  Artist talk on "Another America" and "6:30 A.M.", Museum of Photographic Art, San Diego, California, USA'

Catalogues and Monographs

2011 Thomas Perich, Shannon . "The Changing Face of Portrait Photography, From Daguerreotype to Digital" . Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Books.
2011 Marlborough Inc.. Robert Weingarten: Portraits without People. New York: Marlborough Chelsea.
2009 Cox, Julian, Curator. The Portrait Unbound. Atlanta: The High Museum.
2008 Castellote, Alejandro . Paletas de Artistas (Serie). Madrid: Galería Marlborough.
2006 Lanzone, Dale. Palette Series. New York: Marlborough Chelsea.
2005 Weingarten, Robert. 6:30 A.M. Berlin: Hatje Cantz Verlag.
2004 Weingarten, Robert. Another America: A Testimonial to the Amish. Göttingen: Steidl Publishing.
1999 High, Dennis. Earthscapes. Carmel: Center for Photographic Art.
1999 Gallery. Americans in Spain. New York: Paula Vincenti Gallery and Sylvia White Gallery.

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