Art Sinsabaugh: An American Perspective

Main Gallery

November 7 – December 13, 2003

Art Sinsabaugh An American Perspective 2003 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Midwest Landscape #62 from "Midwest Landscape Group",1962
5 X 19 1/2 inches
Gelatin silver print

Art Sinsabaugh An American Perspective 2003 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Near Morton Arboretum, Illinois: Kodalith from "Environments",1955
9 5/8 X 7 3/4 inches
Gelatin silver print

Art Sinsabaugh An American Perspective 2003 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Chicago Landscape #205 from Chicago Landscape Group, 1965
11 3/4 X 19 1/2 inches
Gelatin silver print

Art Sinsabaugh An American Perspective 2003 Howard Greenberg Gallery

New York Landscape #2 from "American Landscape Group", 1969
11 3/4 X 19 1/2 inches
Gelatin silver print

Art Sinsabaugh An American Perspective 2003 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Chicago Landscape #117 from "Chicago Landscape Group", 1964
11 3/4 X 19 1/2 inches
Cibachrome print

Art Sinsabaugh An American Perspective 2003 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Chicago landscape #228 from 'Chicago Landscape Group', 1965
11 5/8 x 19 1/2 inches
Gelatin silver print

Art Sinsabaugh An American Perspective 2003 Howard Greenberg Gallery

House Series House #98 from "Environments", date unknown
10 X 8 inches
Gelatin silver print

Art Sinsabaugh An American Perspective 2003 Howard Greenberg Gallery

New Hampshire Landscape #21 from "American Landscape Group", 1969
11 X 19 1/2 inches
Gelatin silver print

Art Sinsabaugh An American Perspective 2003 Howard Greenberg Gallery

House Series: House boarded up from "Form Studies", c.1952
7 1/2 X 9 1/2 inches
Gelatin silver print

Art Sinsabaugh An American Perspective 2003 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Window Series: Window from "Form Studies", c.1952
9 1/2 X 7 3/4 inches
Gelatin silver print

Art Sinsabaugh An American Perspective 2003 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Window Series: Window, PA from "Form Studies", 1948
9 3/4 X 7 3/4 inches
Gelatin silver print

Art Sinsabaugh An American Perspective 2003 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Window Series: Window, PA from "Form Studies", 1948
9 3/4 X 7 3/4 inches
Gelatin silver print

Art Sinsabaugh An American Perspective 2003 Howard Greenberg Gallery

11N Window, New Jersey, Dec-47
9 3/4 X 7 3/4 inches
Gelatin silver print

Art Sinsabaugh An American Perspective 2003 Howard Greenberg Gallery

11K Window, New Jersey, Dec-47
9 3/4 X 7 3/4 inches
Gelatin silver print

Art Sinsabaugh An American Perspective 2003 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Forest: Morton Arboretum, Kodalith from "Environments", Apr-55
8 X 10 inches
Gelatin silver print

Art Sinsabaugh An American Perspective 2003 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Galena, Ill from "Environments", c.1958
7 1/2 X 9 1/2 inches
Gelatin silver print

Art Sinsabaugh An American Perspective 2003 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Window Curtain (Hotel) Ironwood, Wisconsin from "Form Studies", c.1949
10 X 8 inches
Gelatin silver print

Art Sinsabaugh An American Perspective 2003 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Self Documentation: Window Curtains, North Window, Room 5 (my room), 8 West Delaware Place, Chicago, Feburary 19,1949
10 X 8 inches
Gelatin silver print

Art Sinsabaugh An American Perspective 2003 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Edith Rockefeller McCormick Mansion, North of Chicago, 1952
10 X 8 inches
Gelatin silver print

Art Sinsabaugh An American Perspective 2003 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Arizona Landscape #20 from "American Landscape Group", 1980
16 X 20 inches
Gelatin silver print

Art Sinsabaugh An American Perspective 2003 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Utah Landscape #7, "American Landscape Group", 1980
16 X 20 inches
Gelatin silver print

Art Sinsabaugh An American Perspective 2003 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Utah Landscape #3, " American Landscape Group", 1980
16 X 20 inches
Gelatin silver print

Art Sinsabaugh An American Perspective 2003 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Chicago Landscape #123 from "Chicago Series #810", 1966
3 3/4 X 3 3/4 inches
Cibachrome print

Art Sinsabaugh An American Perspective 2003 Howard Greenberg Gallery

From "Chicago Series #810", 1966
8 X 10 inches
Cibachrome print

Art Sinsabaugh An American Perspective 2003 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Chicago Landscape #86 from "Chicago Series #810", 1966
8 X 10 inches
Gelatin silver print

Art Sinsabaugh An American Perspective 2003 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Chicago Landscape #90 from "Chicago Series #810", 1966
8 X 10 inches
Cibachrome print

Art Sinsabaugh An American Perspective 2003 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Construction: Eisenhower Expressway, Chicago, Illinois from "Form Studies", c. 1949
9 1/2 X 7 1/2 inches
Gelatin silver print

Art Sinsabaugh An American Perspective 2003 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Midwest Landscape #22 from "Midwest Landscape Group", 1961
2 1/2 X 19 1/2 inches
Gelatin silver print

Art Sinsabaugh An American Perspective 2003 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Colorado Landscape #9, 1980
16 X 20 inches
Gelatin silver print

Art Sinsabaugh An American Perspective 2003 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Trees #27, break from "Midwest Landscapes" from "Environments", 1962
7 1/2 X 9 1/2 inches
Gelatin silver print

Art Sinsabaugh An American Perspective 2003 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Midwest Landscape #79 from "Midwest Landscape Group", 1962
4 X 19 1/4 inches
Gelatin silver print

Art Sinsabaugh An American Perspective 2003 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Chicago Landscape #170 from "Chicago Landscape Group", 1964
6 1/2 X 19 1/2 inches
Gelatin silver print

Art Sinsabaugh An American Perspective 2003 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Midwest Landscape #15 from "Midwest Landscape Group", 1961
4 1/4 X 19 1/2 inches
Gelatin silver print

Art Sinsabaugh An American Perspective 2003 Howard Greenberg Gallery

#60 Midwest Landscape, 1961
4 1/2 X 19 1/4 inches
Gelatin silver print

Art Sinsabaugh An American Perspective 2003 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Untitled (Midwest landscape), c. 1965
2 1/2 X 19 1/2 inches
Gelatin silver print

Art Sinsabaugh An American Perspective 2003 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Chicago Landscape #23, 1966
5 3/8 X 19 3/8 inches
Gelatin silver print

Art Sinsabaugh An American Perspective 2003 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Chicago Landscape #151 from Chicago Landscape Group, 1964
10 7/8 X 19 1/2 inches
Gelatin silver print

Art Sinsabaugh An American Perspective 2003 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Chicago Landscape #82, 1964
11 1/4 X 19 1/4 inches
Gelatin silver print

Press Release

Howard Greenberg Gallery proudly presents an exhibition of photographs by Art Sinsabaugh, the teacher and photographer who fostered new interest in landscape as subject-matter through his wide format photographs of the American rural and urban landscape. Born in New Jersey in 1924, Sinsabaugh moved to the mid-West in 1949 to study and later teach at Chicago’s legendary Institute of Design. Together with photographers such as Lázló Moholy-Nagy and Harry Callahan, Sinsabaugh experimented with photographic innovations within a visual framework that was influenced by design principles. He began photographing the mid-West landscape with a standard size camera in 1952, but developed his signature style almost a decade later whilst teaching at the University of Illinois. Among the photographs in this exhibition are those taken in Illinois and Indiana with a large format banquet camera that enabled Sinsabaugh to work with twelve by twenty inch sheet film. The resulting images were detailed, ribbon-like panoramas that reveal more than the human eye can see. Sinsabaugh used the camera to explore the relationship between humanity and the land, combining wide horizons with telegraph poles, farm dwellings, trees, pylons, cityscapes, massive rivers and corduroy-like ploughed fields in one fell swoop.