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Helen Levitt Biography

Helen Levitt (1913-2009) began photographing New York City street scenes in the late 1930s. Her photographs capture the dynamism of the urban environment, with a specific eye to the unconsciously choreographed play-life of children. Levitt's pictures address the interaction in the urban theatre, and in particular document the resourceful nature of children as they create entire worlds from simple materials and their imaginations. In the 1970's Levitt began photographing in color and proved herself as a gifted color photographer. A Way of Seeing, Helen Levitt, Slide Show, and In the Street number among her monographs. Her work is held in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Whitney Museum, among many others.

Helen Levitt Featured Artworks

New York by Helen Levitt contemporary artwork photography
Helen LevittNew York, c. 1940/1980sGelatin silver print
21.6 x 30.5 cm
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New York by Helen Levitt contemporary artwork photography
Helen LevittNew York, c. 1945/1980sGelatin silver print
27.9 x 35.6 cm
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New York by Helen Levitt contemporary artwork photography
Helen LevittNew York, 1972Printed 1970s. Dye-transfer print
24.5 x 36.2 cm
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New York by Helen Levitt contemporary artwork photography
Helen LevittNew York, 1983Gelatin silver print
22.9 x 15.9 cm
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New York by Helen Levitt contemporary artwork photography
Helen LevittNew York, 1939Gelatin silver print, printed 1980s
22.9 x 31.4 cm
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New York by Helen Levitt contemporary artwork photography
Helen LevittNew York, 1940Gelatin silver print
18.3 x 23.8 cm
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Helen Levitt Represented By

Fraenkel Gallery contemporary art gallery in San Francisco, USA Fraenkel Gallery San Francisco
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