Jon Pownall, Art Sinsabaugh on Balcony of Marina City after Making Chicago Landscape #157, August 1964, gelatin silver print. ©2004, Lynda Pownall-Carlson
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The retrospective “American Horizons: The Photographs of Art Sinsabaugh,” organized by the Indiana University Art Museum, represents the first complete survey of the artist’s career ever assembled. It includes over eighty-five photographs, with the majority drawn from the Art Sinsabaugh Archive at Indiana University, Bloomington. A long-awaited monograph on the artist, written by Keith F. Davis, noted photo-historian and the exhibition’s guest curator, and a 19-minute video on the artist’s life, produced by the Indiana University’s Radio-Television Services, accompanies the exhibition.
The exhibition includes all aspects of the artist’s oeuvre, from his early design studies through his last works taken in New England. Although special emphasis has been paid to his two most important series, the “Midwest Landscape Group” and the “Chicago Landscape Group,” examples from his lesser-known materials, including his “Portrait Group” and color work, have also been included.
Although admired by many scholars, photographers, and curators as an important photographic innovator, Sinsabaugh’s fame has been limited by his working methodology. As one of the earliest photographers to produce small limited editions (often not more than three), his mounted exhibition prints are extremely rare. Through this retrospective, we hope to introduce this remarkable artist to a new horizon of viewers.