Saul Leiter: Early Color

Main Gallery

December 9, 2005 – January 21, 2006

Saul Leiter: Early Color 2005 2006 howard greenberg gallery

Mondrian Worker, 1954
13 5/8 x 9 1/8 inches
Cibachrome print; printed later

Saul Leiter: Early Color 2005 2006 howard greenberg gallery

Ladies at night, Times Square, c.1948
13 5/8 x 9 1/8 inches
Ilfochrome print; printed later

Saul Leiter: Early Color 2005 2006 howard greenberg gallery

Sign Painter, 1954
13 5/8 x 8 3/4 inches
Cibachrome print; printed later

Saul Leiter: Early Color 2005 2006 howard greenberg gallery

Lingerie Shop, 1952
12 3/4 x 8 1/2 inches
Chromogenic print; printed later

Saul Leiter: Early Color 2005 2006 howard greenberg gallery

Haircut, 1956
12 5/8 x 8 3/8 inches
Fujicolor Crystal Archive print; printed later

Saul Leiter: Early Color 2005 2006 howard greenberg gallery

Times Square Mosaic, 1950
13 x 8 7/8 inches
Cibachrome print; printed later

Saul Leiter: Early Color 2005 2006 howard greenberg gallery

Venice, 1959
12 5/8 x 8 3/8 inches
Cibachrome print; printed later

Saul Leiter: Early Color 2005 2006 howard greenberg gallery

Tanager Steps, 1952
13 1/2 x 8 7/8 inches
Cibachrome print; printed later

Saul Leiter: Early Color 2005 2006 howard greenberg gallery

St. Peter's, Rome, 1959
13 3/8 x 9 inches
Cibachrome print; printed later

Saul Leiter: Early Color 2005 2006 howard greenberg gallery

T, 1950
13 3/8 x 9 3/8 inches
Chromogenic print; printed later

Saul Leiter: Early Color 2005 2006 howard greenberg gallery

Red Umbrella, 1957
13 1/2 x 9 1/8 inches
Chromogenic print; printed later

Saul Leiter: Early Color 2005 2006 howard greenberg gallery

Phone Call, 1957
9 x 13 1/2 inches
Chromogenic print; printed later

Saul Leiter: Early Color 2005 2006 howard greenberg gallery

Reflection, 1958
13 1/2 x 9 inches
Ilfochrome print; printed later

Saul Leiter: Early Color 2005 2006 howard greenberg gallery

Taxi, New York, 1957
9 x 13 1/2 inches
Chromogenic print; printed later

Saul Leiter: Early Color 2005 2006 howard greenberg gallery

On the El, 1958
9 1/4 x 13 1/2 inches
Chromogenic print; printed later

Saul Leiter: Early Color 2005 2006 howard greenberg gallery

Woman Waiting, 1958
14 X 11 inches
Fujicolor Crystal Archive print; printed later

Saul Leiter: Early Color 2005 2006 howard greenberg gallery

Lanesville, 1958
19 x 12 1/2 inches
Fujicolor Crystal Archive print

Saul Leiter: Early Color 2005 2006 howard greenberg gallery

Foot on El, 1954
19 x 12 7/8 inches
Fujicolor Crystal Archive print

Saul Leiter: Early Color 2005 2006 howard greenberg gallery

Through boards, 1957
19 x 12 1/2 inches
Fujicolor Crystal Archive print

Saul Leiter: Early Color 2005 2006 howard greenberg gallery

Shoeshine Man, 1950
19 x 12 3/8 inches
Fujicolor Crystal Archive print

Saul Leiter: Early Color 2005 2006 howard greenberg gallery

Snow Scene, 1958
19 x 12 3/4 inches
Fujicolor Crystal Archive print; printed later

Saul Leiter: Early Color 2005 2006 howard greenberg gallery

Window, New York, 1957
13 1/2  X 9 inches
Fujicolor Crystal Archive print; printed later

Saul Leiter: Early Color 2005 2006 howard greenberg gallery

Snow, 1960
13 1/2 x 9 inches
Fujicolor Crystal Archive print; printed later

Saul Leiter: Early Color 2005 2006 howard greenberg gallery

Walking, New York, 1956
18 7/8 x 12 5/8 inches
Fujicolor Crystal Archive print; printed later

Saul Leiter: Early Color 2005 2006 howard greenberg gallery

Harlem, 1960
18 7/8 x 12 1/2 inches
Fujicolor Crystal Archive print; printed later

Saul Leiter: Early Color 2005 2006 howard greenberg gallery

Street Scene, New York, 1958
13 9/16 x 9 1/8 inches
Cibachrome print; printed later

Saul Leiter: Early Color 2005 2006 howard greenberg gallery

Paris, 1959
20 X 16 inches
Fuji Crystal Archive print; printed later

Press Release

Howard Greenberg Gallery is pleased to announce the exhibition Saul Leiter Early Color, featuring Leiter’s photographs from 1948 to 1960 in the Main Gallery and a selection of his early work in black and white in the South Gallery. The exhibition is accompanied by a new monograph, Saul Leiter Early Color, published by Steidl & Partners. Saul Leiter was born in Pittsburgh in 1923, the son of a rabbi and distinguished Talmudic scholar.  Leiter’s interest in art began in his late teens, and in 1946, when he was 23, he left the theological college he was attending in Cleveland and moved to New York City to pursue his painting.  That year he met the Abstract Expressionist painter Richard Pousette-Dart, who was experimenting with photography.  Leiter’s friendship with Pousette-Dart, and soon after with W. Eugene Smith, and the photography exhibitions he saw in New York, particularly Henri Cartier-Bresson at the Museum of Modern Art in 1947, inspired his growing involvement with photography.