BIOGRAPHY

Arthur Lazar was born and raised in New Mexico where he began his work in photography. He received a Master of Fine Arts degree from Ohio University and has taught photography at the University of New Mexico, Institute of Design at Illinois Institute of Technology, Ohio University, Columbia College, Chicago, Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, Illinois, Santa Fe Community College, Santa Fe, New Mexico, and in numerous private workshops. Mr. Lazar’s published books include Of Earth and Timbers Made, photographs of native New Mexican architecture, A Garden For All Seasons, for the Chicago Botanic Garden’s centennial celebration, and Intimate Landscapes, a monograph published in 1993 by Lake Forest College. He is a past recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Grant.

Major Exhibitions

  • Art Institute of Chicago
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago
  • Fine Arts Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe
  • Art Museum, University of New Mexico
  • Friends of Photography, Carmel
  • Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
  • Sonnenschein Gallery, Lake Forest College
  • The Albuquerque Museum
  • The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago

Collections

  • Art Institute of Chicago
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House
  • Fogg Museum, Harvard University
  • Art Museum, University of New Mexico
  • The Bank of America LaSalle Collection, Chicago
  • The Albuquerque Museum
  • The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago
  • Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona
  • The Los Angeles County Museum