Harry Callahan was an American photographer renown for his images of the landscape. Harry Callahan was born in Detroit, Michigan in the year 1912. Callaha is self taught, and he began learning the art of photography when he was 26 years of age.
Callahan attended Michigan State University. He quit and went back to work for the Chrysler automobile company. He began to learn photography on his own, and he also joined the company camera club.
Price range information: Works range from $10,000 to $150,000.
Callahan was the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, and was awarded the National Medal of the Arts.
In this clip a great montage of works by the artist:
The artist taught photography for fifteen years at the Chicago Institute of Design. Callahan also founded the photography program at the Rhode Island School of Design.
Works of the artist can be found in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art located in New York City, and the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art.
In this clip a brief biography about the artist:
The artist also liked to experiment with different ideas in his work such as using multiple exposures, and blurring the image.
Callahan is one of few photographers with many renown works being in black and white or in color. With his abstracted and blurry imagery Callahan brings to mind the work of Thomas Ruff.