Larry Silver

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Larry Silver (born 1934) is an American photographer. He was born in the Bronx. While a student at the High School of Industrial Art in Manhattan he met members of the Photo League, among them Lou Bernstein, W. Eugene Smith and Weegee. He won a first prize in the Scholastic-Ansco Photography Awards, and a scholarship to the Art Center School in Los Angeles. Silver takes black-and-white photographs, mainly documenting the places he has lived: Santa Monica Beach, California; New York City;[1] and Westport, Connecticut.[2]

Silver's work is in various museum collections including those of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum, the George Eastman House, the Whitney Museum of American Art,[1] the Boston Museum of Fine Arts,[3] and the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.[4] His work has been shown in many solo and group exhibitions.


  1. ^ a b Larry Silver. International Center of Photography. Accessed May 2014.
  2. ^ Dominic Mariani (December 12, 2002). Silver plated. The Sunday Hour. Accessed May 2014.
  3. ^ Collections Search: Larry Silver. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Accessed May 2014.
  4. ^ Headstand, Muscle Beach, Santa Monica, California, 1954: Larry Silver (United States, North America); accession number 91.75. Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Accessed May 2014.

Further reading[edit]

  • Larry Silver (1985). Muscle Beach, California 1954. New York: International Center for Photography.
  • Ann Clements Borum (1991). 10,000 Eyes: The American Society of Magazine Photographers' Celebration of the 150th Anniversary of Photography. [Rochester, NY]: Professional Photography Division, Eastman Kodak Company
  • Ellen Dugan (1992). This Sporting Life: 1878–1991. Atlanta, GA: High Museum of Art
  • Vicki Goldberg, Robert B Silberman (1999). American photography: a century of images. San Francisco, California: Chronicle Books
  • Anne Tucker (2001). This was the Photo League: Compassion and the camera from the Depression to the Cold War. Chicago: Stephen Daiter Gallery
  • [s.n.] (2002). Larry Silver: Suburban Vision. New York: Bruce Silverstein Gallery
  • Reuel Golden (2010). New York: Portrait of a City. Köln: Taschen
  • Mason Klein, Catherine Evans (2011). The Radical Camera: New York's Photo League, 1936-1951. New York: The Jewish Museum and New Haven, Connecticut: Yale University Press

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